Responding to Jesus

Today’s sermon comes from a series on the life of Jesus in the gospel of Luke. Luke gives us a detailed portrait of Jesus, who he is and what he has done. Even though people saw Jesus in person, some of them didn’t get it — they didn’t understand. We have all of this information about Jesus, but how do make sense of it? How do you respond to him? 

Everything you need to respond to Jesus in a life-transforming way is right here in Luke 23. We see all of the people rejecting him — both the leaders and the common people, the Jews and the Gentiles. This is everybody. We’re going to study four groups who rejected Jesus and then highlight three things: who gets Jesus, how they get Jesus, and how we can do the same.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 27, 2003. Series: “The Meaning of Jesus Part 4; The Kingdom of God.” Scripture: Luke 23:33-56.

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