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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.

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 18 Sep

Matt Chandler

Sin is a fundamental failure to rejoice in what we should rejoice in.

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 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

You're exhausted in the faith because you're looking at you. The more you look at yourself and the less you look at God, the more you get frustrated at yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

If you are in Christ, you are fully and completely forgiven for all your sin-past, present and future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

As you consider selecting songs for your worship services, consider them in light of the truth of the gospel. Imagine the songs as teachers--because they are! If your people could understand your doctrine only through the music you sing, what would they know about God and His pursuit of us? If your people could understand your church's beliefs only through the music, what would they know?

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 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

Apart from worshiping God, everything becomes superficial. But when you understand the driving force behind everything, all of a sudden there's an eternal amount of joy at our disposal, because everything we do is enlightened and enlivened by the endless glory of the eternal God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

I think people can get a little weirded out by pain, suffering, and death. They don't know what to do so they end up saying things that are hurtful to people who have experienced loss.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

God's people are the stage upon which His forgiveness becomes visible. They are never more authentic than when they ask for forgiveness and forgive others.

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 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

Forming culture is not a one-time event.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matt Chandler

The Kingdom of God wasn't born on the Fourth of July.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

While the good news of the gospel may not appeal to everyone, the bad news of the gospel still applies to everyone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Where your delight is, the rest of your world is going to follow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

If you add to or subtract from the cross, even if it is to factor in biblically mandated religious practices like prayer and evangelism, you rob God of His glory and Christ of His sufficiency.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

A Church worshipping as a Creature of the Word doesn't show up to perform or be entertained; she comes desperate and needy, thirsty for grace, receiving from The Lord and the body of Christ, and then gratefully receiving what she needs as she offers her praise- the only proper response to the God who saves us.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matt Chandler

This wasn't a legalistic play. He simply wanted more and more of God.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

It's so much more than a child's story. - Matt Chandler on LIFE Today.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Church is not meant to be fun. It's meant to be formative.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

Truth is never our enemy, ever. So we should never freak out about people who claim to have discovered truth. If it's true truth, God owns it and has already accounted for it, and while nothing that is true ever contradicts God's revealed word in the Bible, discovered truth sometimes contradicts the words of Christians. We shouldn't be afraid of this, because God knew it before anybody else and its discovery is dependent on his sovereignty anyway. The truth is that the truth is ours - all truth is our truth because we are of Christ and Christ is of the sovereign God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

The single most loving act we can do is share the good news of Jesus Christ, that God saves sinners.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

When we join God in his plan for his global glory, we get to be a part of the cosmic take-your-kid-t o-work day.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matt Chandler

When we heed God's Word, we are rejecting how the world tries to disciple us.

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

Every missionary I know is extraordinarily ordinary. Everything they do, they do by the grace of God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

We spend so much time trying to put send to death that we don't spend enough time striving to know God deeply, trying to gaze upon the wonder of Jesus Christ and have that transform our affections to the point where our love and hope are steadfastly on Christ.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

No change of job, no increased income, no new home, no new electronic device, or no new spouse is going to make things better inside of you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

If you're a beast in the pulpit but a coward in your neighborhood, something has gone wrong.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

Institutions and cultures are not immortal. Humans, Christian and non-Christian, are. Compared to us, our country is a gnat.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matt Chandler

Longing for something fresh, for something no one else has said often leads to bad exegesis.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

Lots of neat Christian boys, not a lot of Godly men. And we are working our tails off for you to try to develop some into that. But do not settle, because it's better that you be lonely now than you be married and lonely later. Are you tracking me? It is better that you be lonely now than for you to get married to a man that will teach your kids everything but the way of Jesus.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

It is arrogant to believe that you know what is true for you. Surely you know in your own life with you that you cannot be trusted.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

God's response to the belittlement of his name, from the beginning of time, has been the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on a Roman cross.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

Every one of us loves Pauline theology, but few of us want Pauline pain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Chandler

Heaven is not a place for those who are afraid of hell; it’s a place for those who love God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

A bad song you can't forget is called an earworm. The way to get rid of an earworm is to deliberately remember an equally awful song.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

Forgiveness is the ultimate expression of God's unique beauty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Chandler

As men and women get older, they get crustier and not more fun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

Thanksgiving is worry's kryptonite.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

I was used to being the smartest guy in the room, and then God dropped me in a place that was well beyond me. It was painfully awesome.

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

A sure way to have someone crushed by their doubt is to preach a sermon on how to remove your doubt.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matt Chandler

We must help men and women see the epic in the ordinary details of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

Jesus doesn't need you to make him palatable...he needs you to be faithful.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matt Chandler

Horizontal (human-centered) grief is much less concerned with being broken and more concerned with being busted.

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 14 Sep

Matt Chandler

The cross of Christ is the response of God to men for belittling His name.