17 Greatest Matt Chandler Quotes

17 Greatest Matt Chandler Quotes

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Matt Chandler is a pastor at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. Along with service preaching he also produces a podcast of his sermons, which made it into the top five podcasts on iTunes. He began writing in 2011 and published his first book, The Explicit Gospel.

“Church of Jesus, let us please be men and women who understand the difference between moralism and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let’s be careful to preach the dos and don’ts of Scripture in
the shadow of the cross’s ‘Done!’”

“Engaging the city around us and ministering to its needs reveal to us the remaining bastions of sin in our lives, the areas we refuse to surrender to God.”

“God doesn’t NEED raw material. He MAKES material.”

“God is more interested in declaring than explaining.”

“He can heal me. I believe He will. I believe I’m going to be an old surely Baptist preacher. And even if He doesn’t…that’s the thing: I’ve read Philippians 1. I know what Paul says. I’m
here let’s work, if I go home? That’s better. I understand that.”

“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.”

“If we confuse the gospel with response to the gospel, we will drift from what keeps the gospel on the ground, what makes it clear and personal, and the next thing you know, we will be doing
a bunch of different things that actually obscure the gospel, not reveal it.”

“If you’re a church person and not a Jesus person, my heart hurts for you. It’s like being engaged and never getting married. It’s miserable.”

“Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying.”

“Rather than respond to his incalculable God-ness with our slide rules and flowcharts, we would do better to worship him with reverence and awe.”

“The idolatry the exists in a man’s heart always wants to lead him away from his Savior and back to self-reliance no matter how pitiful that self-reliance is or how many times it has
betrayed him.”

“The spiritual power in the gospel is denied when we augment or adjusting gospel into no gospel at all. When we doubt the message alone is the power of God for salvation we start adding or
subtracting, trusting our own powers of persuasion or presentation.”

“Trying to figure out God is like trying to catch a fish in the Pacific Ocean with an inch of dental floss.”

“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.”

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

“Without a heart transformed by the grace of Christ, we just continue to manage external and internal darkness.”

“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.”