Life and Prosperity, Death and Destruction

2015 TGC National Conference


In this 47-minute session from the 2015 Gospel Coalition National Conference, Tim Keller works from Deuteronomy 30 to show that our only hope to achieve life and prosperity lies in the gospel. Tim is pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. He is co-founder and vice president of The Gospel Coalition and author of numerous books, including The Reason for God  and Center Church.


Why is it important to think of God's goodness in terms of both His perfect justice AND His perfect love and faithfulness?
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Where have you seen an emphasis on one aspect of God's goodness over another? What problems result?
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In Deuteronomy 30:1, Moses acknowledges that Israel will fail to keep their portion of the covenant—that they'll fall under the curses of the preceding chapters. Why is this actually good news for readers?
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What does your mind go to when you have nothing else to think about? What does this reveal about your heart?
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In your own words, what does it mean to have a heart that has been circumcised?
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The blessings and curses of Deuteronomy point forward to heaven and hell. Every human being deserves death and destruction, but God has offered life and prosperity through His Son. Trust that Christ has taken the penalty of the curse on your behalf, and the Holy Spirit is working to join your delight with your duty.


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