The Real Jesus
Series by Tim Keller on Matthew 11, starting with the place where John the Baptist is struggling with who Jesus is.
Why would John, this great religious figure, be dealing with such difficulty? As a response, Jesus gives John a straight answer. He says, “You will not know I’m the One until 1) you feel my offensiveness and 2) you see how I welcome the weak.
Matthew 11 has incredible relevance to us today. In the last 1500 years in the West, there has always been indifference to Jesus; but never have there been so many people who are offended at Jesus. We must learn that to find out who Jesus is, first of all, you have to make sure you do not try to understand yourself before you understand him, and you also had better realize that if you reject him you’ll never be able to stop searching for him.