Generosity and Power

We’ve been looking at the Gospel of Luke and seeing what it says about the theme of generosity. This particular text looks again like it’s about being generous with our money, and of course that’s very much a part of it. But the Bible is primarily not about money, power, and everything else; it’s primarily about Jesus. Once you see what the text is telling us about Jesus, then in light of Jesus we come to understand everything else, including money and power.

What we’re actually learning about is the fact that the only way to really know Jesus Christ is to get converted. Zacchaeus doesn’t only get information. He doesn’t only get inspiration. His whole life gets revolutionized. Why? Because he is getting converted. So let’s look at the necessity of conversion, the circumstances of conversion, the key to conversion, and the sign of conversion.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 11, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 19:1-9.

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