Christ is All
Matt Chandler preaches from 2 Timothy 1:8-14, describing how our motivation to evangelize should be God-centered, not man-centered. A preoccupation with the potential persecution of others will paralyze our evangelism, whereas a preoccupation with God will propel our desire to see those for whom Christ died believe. Pastors in particular must lead the way in this, Chandler says, for being a “beast in the pulpit” and scared to death outside it provides an awful example to the church.
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Matt Chandler serves as lead pastor for teaching at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. He assumed this role in August 2002 after several years of serving on a local church staff and as an itinerant preacher. Matt is involved in church planting around Dallas and across the world through The Village Church and other partnerships such as Acts 29, at which he serves as president. He is the author of The Mingling of Souls, The Explicit Gospel, and Creature of the Word. He and his wife, Lauren, live with their three children in Highland Village, Texas.