TIMOTHY KELLER QUOTES

Below are 30 quotes by Timothy Keller:

“The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”

“It is only when we grasp the full depth of our sin that we can grasp the full height of God’s grace.”

“True gospel humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself. In fact, I stop thinking about myself.”

“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”

“A life devoted to Christ should exhibit deep humility, love, and discernment in the face of conflict and offense.”

“The only person who dares wake up a king at 3:00 AM for a glass of water is a child. We have that kind of access.”

“You are more sinful than you ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than you ever dared hope.”

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

“Realize that the battle is already won, and everything you do today is as safe as tomorrow.”

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God.”

“Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.”

“Joy is not the absence of sorrow, but the presence of God.”

“It is in adversity that our faithfulness to God is tested and proven.”

“God never tells us to love others more; He tells us to deny ourselves and love Him supremely.”

“Our culture says beware of the preacher’s moralizing, but there is nothing more moralizing in the world than the message of Christ.”

“When we know more of God’s love in our own hearts, it makes us less judgmental.”

“Doubt is not always a sign that a man is wrong; it may be a sign that he is thinking.”

“To love is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”

“Being a Christian means we are called to live on the battlefield, not on the sidelines.”

“Man either makes himself a god or worships the true God.”

“Christians know they are saved solely by God’s grace. Grace means there is nothing we can do to make God love us more, and nothing we can do to make God love us less.”

“The only person who dares wake up a king at 3:00 AM for a glass of water is a child. We have that kind of access.”

“We never truly recover control over our own hearts. They are always captured by something outside us and made into its slave.”

“A true community is not an ideal; it is a crucible in which we find out what we are made of.”

“Christ did not die on the cross to cure us of our pain and suffering; He died to fill our pain and suffering with His presence.”

“To fear the Lord is to be grounded, to have a solid center amidst the disorienting chaos of life.”

“To put our hope in idols is to feed on wind; to put our hope in the Lord is to feast on truth.”

“What you most fear will reveal where you most trust.”

“Jesus can bring true wealth and true poverty at the same time. He gives us haughty indifference toward the world, but at the same time deep joy.”

“The gospel tells us we are more sinful than we ever dared think; yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”