Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of teaching at The Village Church in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and the president of Acts 29. He has authored several books, including Take Heart, Mingling of Souls, Recovering Redemption, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain, Creature of the Word, The Explicit Gospel, and Joy in the Sorrow. Matt and his wife, Lauren, live with their three children—Audrey, Reid, and Norah—in Highland Village, Texas.
A while back I made an article about Chandler. While doing some research I found some great quotes I wrote down. May this post be a reminder that we should be thankful for the body of Christ. While I’m definitely not Reformed, I do have an appreciation for the work they do. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Him in no particular order.
1. “Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying.” (The Explicit Gospel).
2. “God does not regret saving you. There is no sin which you commit which is beyond the cross of Christ.”
3. “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.” (Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church).
4. “When everything considered valuable in life is seen to be nothing in comparison to the glory of Christ, you learn rather well that Christ alone is worth living for.” (To Live is Christ to Die is Gain)
5. “Really, all frustration is birthed out of unmet expectations, and so is nearly every conflict.” (The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption)
6. “We become what we behold.” (Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church).
7. “Grace laughs in Satan’s face, grace overcomes fear, grace breeds courage” (Take Heart)
8. “The secret Paul learned both intellectually and experientially, and the secret he is now passing on to the Philippians and to us—to you—is this: true contentment is not in any way related to circumstances. True contentment is tuned to the deeper reality of the gospel and God’s kingdom. If the Lord brings wealth, praise the Lord. I’m going to use that wealth to push the kingdom forward, to glorify Christ, to serve Him completely. ” (To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain)