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The Father and Son (Encounters with Jesus Series Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Timothy Keller
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Book Description

Timothy Keller, renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author, examines Jesus’ ascension into Heaven and why this act is an important resource for Christians in The Father and Son, the ninth installment in his Encounters with Jesus eBook series.

Jesus’ ascension into Heaven—the end of his earthly life—is one of the most puzzling moments in the Gospels. It marks the moment when Jesus was no longer limited to a specific point in space and time. In The Father and Son, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, explains why this means our encounters with Jesus can be richer now that he available to us in all times and places.

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  • File Size: 279 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult (August 20, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Value of Christ's Ascension August 30, 2013
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Most Christians can tell you the value of the incarnation, atonement, or resurrection of Christ. However, on the other hand most Christians would be hard pressed to offer much insight to the practical values related to Christ's ascension.

In this essay Keller explains how Jesus in His ascension provides great value to His subjects as the reigning Prophet, Priest, and King. In between His resurrection and His return to earth - Christ is currently alive and well and currently reigning in the present.

Keller discusses what the ascension means for us theologically and practically.

Theologically Christ's ascension means that Jesus' ascension is not simply Jesus' return from earth to Heaven, but it is a "new enthronement for Jesus, bringing a new relationship with us and with the whole world." Jesus as King is currently actively engaged in His mediatorial work throughout the earth. Jesus is directing a "cosmic transition plan--one that will bring about the new heavens and a new earth."

Practically, Christ's ascension means three things: (1) Jesus is available to us now twenty four hours a day, seven days a week for intimate communication and loving fellowship. Keller writes: "Because Christ is ascended we can know his presence, actually speaking to us, actually teaching us, actually pouring out his love out into our hearts--through the Holy Spirit"; (2) Jesus is the Ultimate Sovereign Authority over the universe. Keller explains, "Jesus controls all things for the church, and therefore you can face the world with peace in your heart...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wondering why the Ascension is in the Bible? November 26, 2013
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Tim Keller explains how one of the least talked about aspects of Jesus' ministry, the Ascension, is actually one of the biggest reasons we have hope. My only regret about buying this book is not buying it sooner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Brevity is the soul of wit." William Shakespeare October 11, 2013
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Once again, Tim Keller has mastered the art of presenting profound spiritual principles and insights in a compact and totally understandable format. One does not have to labor over pages of filler; one simply needs to read the straightforward prose to be both enlightened and blessed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Encounters with Jesus August 29, 2013
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I have downloaded all of this series to date and it continues to provide me with knowledge and wisdom as to the Godliness of Jesus. Having seen Dr Keller preach on several occasions, it is rewarding to read what is laid out like one of his live sermons. His skill at teaching the worthiness of Jesus is inspired.
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Every believer needs to understand the power and intimacy available through our ascended Savior. One of my favorite sayings is from John Maxwell who said, "There is no power in the present when there is no hope in the future". Understanding what it means to have an ascended Savior gives us unparalleled hope for the present and for the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ascension changes everything. May 17, 2014
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A great and quick reminder of what God has done to ensure salvation and comfort, care for, and nourish believers to endure in this life. Keller does a great job unpacking a topic not often taught on or explained in detail.
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TIMOTHY KELLER was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has more than five thousand regular attendees at five services, a host of daughter churches, and is planting churches in large cities throughout the world. He is the author of COUNTERFEIT GODS, THE PRODIGAL GOD, and the New York Times bestseller THE REASON FOR GOD.

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