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By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

Progress stems from education, culture, freedom and equality. Without these fundamentals, mankind will flounder.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matt Chandler

We become what we behold.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Worship is the way of life for those entranced by and passionate for the glory of God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Why do we try so hard to make Jesus cool?! He doesn’t need a makeover.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

I don't believe in the end that God gave me cancer, but He certainly could have stopped it and didn't.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

He created the flavors! He created the colors. He created it all, and he did it all out of the overflow of his perfections. It’s not like he was thinking, ‘Oh, I’ve got some fajita flavoring over here. I know: let’s put it on the cow and the chicken.’ He created the avocado to have a certain flavor; he created the skirt steak, the fillet, and the tenderloin to have certain flavors. That was God’s doing. So every aspect of creation, from the largest galaxy to the tiniest burst of flavor in food or drink or seasoning, radiates the goodness of God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

So relational evangelism?  Go for it, as long as it turns into real evangelism.  You hanging out having a beer with your buddy so he can see that Christians are cool is not what we’re called to do.  You’re eventually going to have to open up your mouth and share the gospel.  When the pure gospel is shared, people respond.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

There is no error, no addiction with more power than the Cross of Christ.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matt Chandler

One of the big lies with sin is that we are already waist-deep and might as well just plunge in.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matt Chandler

There are few things more ungodly than fake joy when you should be mourning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Because children already have a realization of their weakness, is this not the best opportunity to apply the gospel to their hearts?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

It is an EVIL thing to be an expert in the weaknesses of our brothers and sisters. We need to be experts in the strengths of our brothers and sisters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

What drives me mad in evangelical circles, including some young Reformed circles, is that there is often a sit-on-the-couch-and-wait-for-God-to-do-something mentality that is unbiblical and wicked. It's probably been true of every generation, but I can see it most clearly in the younger crowd. There seems to be so little war when it comes to sin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

Comfort is the god of our generation, so suffering is seen as a problem to be solved, and not a providence from God.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matt Chandler

This passage, by the way, doesn't just give us the comparative negative of hell, but it translates well into a theology of suffering. With these words of Jesus in mind, I can now know that it is better never to hold my children, it is better never to run my fingers through my wife's hair, it is better not to be able to brush my own teeth, it is better never to be able to drive a car, it is better to be paralyzed and never feel anything from the neck down, and it is better to have stage III anaplastic oligondendroglioma than to find myself outside the kingdom of God. It is better never to see the sunset or the sunrise, never see the stars in the sky, never to see my daughter in her little dress-up clothes, never to see my son throw a ball - it is better never to have seen those things than to have seen those things and yet end up outside the kingdom of God. How horrible hell must be.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

I think "HALLELUJAH" translates into "HALLELUJAH" in every language out there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

No one can out-sin the cross of Christ.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Trying to make the Gospel relevant is like trying to make water wet.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matt Chandler

On the transformation of His brother James after Christ's Resurrection: "What would it take to convince your family that you are God?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

Grace-driven effort wants to get to the bottom of behavior, not just manage behavior. If you're simply managing behavior but not removing the roots of that behavior, then the weeds simply sprout up in another place.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

I've discovered most Christians don't know what to do with difficult situations because they have bought into the lie that God owes us (for our good behaviour). The reality of life is that if you live long enough you are going to bleed, cry and hurt. AND God is still God IN that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

No matter what our job is, we view it not as our purpose in life but rather as where God has sovereignly placed us for the purpose of making Christ known and his name great. If you are a teacher, if you are a politician, if you are a businessman, if you are in agriculture, if you are in construction, if you are in technology, if you are in the arts, then you should not be saying, ‘I need to find my life’s purpose in this work,’ but rather, ‘I need to bring God’s purpose to this work.’

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

Intellectual ascent to correct doctrine is not salvation

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

Don't create theology about God so that you can feel better about Him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Augustine in City of God pictures a resurrection in which the bodily systems we no longer need to protect ourselves can use energy to praise God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

The reality is that all God has to do is reveal himself to you,and you'll gladly join the mission in service to his kingdom. He doesn't force the issue; he just has to reveal himself as is: mighty,wondrous, gracious, loving, and radically saving. No man goes back to saltine crackers when he's had fillet mignon.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

Love says: I've seen the ugly parts of you, and I'm staying. Our culture doesn't love love; It loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without the sacrifice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

You and I are stymied in our own creativity. We can only create as sub-creators, and even then our best work is only sub-creation.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

If you look at Isis beheading women and children, if you are like me, you are not thinking, one of these would make a great missionary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

I preach hard against that idea and plead with people to make war against sin. I tell them it's not going to be easy. Some people are meant to wrestle with their sin a long time before God brings them to freedom, but let's wrestle. Let's fight. Let's do something besides just complain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

God is not in love with some future version of you. It’s not you tomorrow that He loves and delights in. It’s not you when you get your act together....If you believe that Christ’s love for you is a future love for you, then you dismiss the cross of Christ.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matt Chandler

To obey the commands of Scripture can finally become a delight when we see that the reasons almost always center around God's love and provision for us in Christ.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matt Chandler

The pastor owns the opportunity to issue of the flock that it is OK not to be OK.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

The general confusion is that our moral behavior is what justifies us before God. Most of us would never say that with our mouths but we feel that lie in our heart and believe it in our minds. You can be morally upright and not be a worshipper of Christ at all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

God doesn't need to have emergency meetings. He's never gathered the Trinity and asked 'What happened there'.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

If you're not confident in the authority of the Scriptures, you will be a slave to what sounds right.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

This avoidance of the difficult things of Scripture — of sinfulness and hell and God’s notable severity — is idolatrous and cowardly. If a man or a woman who teaches the Scriptures is afraid to explain to you the severity of God, they have betrayed you, and they love their ego more than they love you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

I want every one of our members to grow into maturity more quickly than they seem to, but the Lord has taught me to shepherd people, call them to repentance and let Matthew 18:12­–14 play out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Could it be that God is so intensely personal that He would burn down your world in hopes of building it back?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

I have always deeply desired to be an honest man who said it when I struggled, stumbled and worried. I longed to be a man with real friends - friends who knew me at my worst and loved me.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matt Chandler

Privileged people can fall into the trap of universalizing experiences and laying them across other people’s experiences as an interpretive lens.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

Choosing one thing over another doesn't necessarily mean we love the thing we choose. If given the choice to eat spinach or broccoli, you may choose broccoli. It may only mean you don't want to eat spinach. Heaven is not for people who just want to skip Hell. Heaven is reserved for those who love Jesus, who have been rescued by Him and who long to praise Him. If someone doesn't have much use for praising Him now, it's foolish to think they're ready for Heaven.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

We’ve got to get past this idea that God is most glorified when we’re rich, healthy and wealthy and we go, “Isn’t God grand? Look at all He gave me.” Because if anybody joins us in that and says, “Oh, if you love Jesus, you get a house and health and cars? Then I love Jesus too.” Because then all of a sudden you’ve got a different religion. You have the religion of cars and houses, not God.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matt Chandler

Private worship excites us for public worship.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

We carry an insidious prosperity gospel around in our dark, little, entitled hearts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Abram, the first Jew was actually an Iraqi.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

The marker of those who understand the gospel of Jesus Christ is that, when they stumble and fall, when they screw up, they run to God and not from him, because they clearly understand that their acceptance before God is not predicated upon their behavior but on the righteous life of Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

The cross of Christ exists because mankind-loved by God, created by God, set in motion by God-betrayed God and prefers his stuff to him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

More often than not, we want him to have fairy wings and spread fairy dust and shine like a precious little star, dispensing nothing but good times on everyone, like some kind of hybrid of Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie. But the God of the Bible, this God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, is a pillar of fire and a column of smoke.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

We are supernaturalists first, not naturalists. The only reason we feel compelled to accommodate science is that science says we ought to. But it is science that should accommodate revelation. Revelation has been around much longer.