Resting Grace

We’ve been talking about the fact that there’s a difference between a supernaturally changed heart and a morally restrained heart. The marks of a supernaturally changed heart are sometimes called the fruit of the Spirit. They’re listed a number of places in the New Testament. We now come to another trait or quality of a supernaturally changed heart: peace. In almost all the lists of these traits, it’s joy or peace.

I want to spend more of my time than I have the last couple of weeks on how to cultivate the trait, because the three disciplines of cultivation here don’t just work for peace. They really work for all of the character qualities we’re looking at. What I want to do is I want to look at what this supernatural peace is that’s available to us, and then secondly, how we can cultivate it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 3, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: Colossians 3:1-15.

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