Matt Chandler Pathology Results Made Public

I wanted to share the most recent news from The Village about Matt Chandler in full here. Read their Facebook Page to respond to the post. Please continue to pray. Dear church,In the first chapter of Philippians, the Apostle Paul writes that whatever imprisonments, beatings and trials he may have suffered, they all “serve to advance the gospel” of Jesus Christ. We implore you to keep the gospel of Christ as the main focus as we walk with Matt and Lauren through this trial.On Tuesday, Dr. Bar … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler On Being A Pastor

Matt Chandler is now in rehab, with a weakened left side after brain surgery. Pathology results are awaited and so our prayers are still much needed.  I suspect, however, there is something that Matt would crave even more than our prayers—that is that we would be inspired by his message to run after our Lord Jesus with all our might. He is truly worthy of such devotion.I thank God for the wonders of technology that allow Matt, though he is sick, to still speak to us.  Perhaps you have yet to li … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler On How Jesus Is Better Than Life

One of the many miracles of the Christian life is when God gives amazing grace to one of his suffering servants. This video of Matt a few days before his surgery was aired it this weekend at the Village church worship services. Your heart will be challenged and encouraged by it. Thank you for your continued prayers that as Matt puts it he will able to come back soon and yell some more! … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler Before Surgery: My Heart Is Full…I Am Thankful

I am thankful that I have deep, real friendships at The Village with Michael Bleecker, Josh Patterson, Brian Miller, Chris Chavez and Beau Hughes. They have been such a comfort to me and my family this past week. Pastors should have good friends on their staff. It’s risky but worth the risk.I am grateful for the men of God in my life, namely John Piper who taught me to hold my life cheap and to join with Paul in saying “I don’t count my life of any value or as precious to myself if only I might … [Read more...]

A Call To Pray For Matt Chandler

Tope recorded this video, posted on the Jubilee Church Facebook page to call our church to pray for Matt Chandler. I thought it might help some of my readers consider how to pray for his surgery tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler To Have Brain Surgery For A Tumor

I interrupt my blogging break and my working day this lunchtime to bring you this update on Matt Chandler. I received an email from Matt's assistant today asking me to post this request to the Christian community to pray. Updates on Matt's health condition will be posted on the Village Church Facebook Page. Here is a quote from a letter from the Village church pastors:Pastor Matt Chandler will have surgery Friday afternoon to remove a tumor located in the frontal lobe of his brain. The … [Read more...]

Jesus Wants The Battered Rose

This clip is vintage Matt Chandler, and makes me wish he put his regular sermons online in video form. It is also a passionate explanation of the gospel and what is wrong with many churches: … [Read more...]

Matt Chandler’s Walk With God

This little video is a great window into the heart of this man of God. I find quotes like this personally challenging. May God help all of us to truly pursue him in prayer. One interesting question this raises is this: does getting up early help your spiritual health? … [Read more...]

WANTED – 1000 Reformed Charismatic Churches

In case the title of this post completely mystifys you and you have not heard of this group of Christians, I have written previously about them in “What is a Reformed Charismatic?”The phrase “1,000 reformed charismatic churches” has been going around in my head on and off for awhile now. Because several different applications of that number are running through my mind, I thought I’d share each of them with you here.The first thought I had was simply this: although often considered to be a small m … [Read more...]

Links for May 16, 2006

This is the closest we'll be to hell and the closest the lost will get to heaven. (Quote from Mark Driscoll.)(tags: mission driscoll)John Piper Video InterviewLinks to an interview with John Piper regarding the upcoming Desiring God Conference are available through Justin Taylor.(tags: interview piper taylor)Preaching the Gospel to Ourselves"The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to take yourself in hand ... address yourself ... preach to … [Read more...]