Today we’re going to look at a fundamental belief of the Christian faith — the doctrine of the incarnation. It’s a belief that’s unique to the Christian faith, that the eternal, infinite God became a human being in Jesus Christ — a physical, limited, vulnerable, mortal being in history. The implications of this doctrine are vast and many, but we’re going to focus on something specifically astounding in Philippians 2. 

Paul takes a basic practical human problem, the problem of fighting, and he brings to bear on it the doctrine of the incarnation. He says in order to solve the problem you need to understand the incarnation. So let’s see how he does it in these three parts: 1) the heart that fights, 2) the heart that makes peace, and 3) he shows us how to get that kind of peaceful heart.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 25, 2015. Series “What We Believe: Foundations”. Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11.

Today’s podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you’ve enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting and making a one-time or recurring donation.