“I believe you and I are in far greater spiritual danger than any of our brothers and sisters in Iraq, in Iran, and in other parts of the world where the cost of following Jesus might end in your physical death or in the torture of your own life or those you know and love. There is no great angst coming in to worship this morning. There is no, “Please, God, encourage my spirit. Please, God, protect us. Please, God, move.” No, it’s just comfort and a cushy chair and, “Give me a good coffee. Man, it’s a little cold in here.” It’s dangerous. It can just be an add-on. My point is this. Whether or not Christianity sits at the center of a culture, has been pushed to the margins, or is illegal, the gospel of Jesus Christ cannot be stopped.”

-Matt Chandler

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“That activity that you participate in that you feel ashamed of, that’s not what’s made you unclean, you are unclean because you did that activity. You don’t do sinful acts to make yourself a sinner, you are a sinner so you do sinful acts…Here’s why ‘I’m going to make myself a better person’ is never going to work…(according to Matthew 15:16-20) You’re the problem, so YOU can’t solve it.”

“I found that lust almost always has much more to do with control and anger than it does lust. See, for whatever reason, wanting to control, having some wounds, you will take a human being with a soul, with emotions, with a mind, and a heart and we will dehumanize them and use and abuse them for our own pleasure. THAT is pornography, for men and women. It is the dehumanization of another human being for our enjoyment with no consideration of their heart, their soul, their mind, any sort of damage occurred in them, they are simply there to be used by us. Lust isn’t the problem, anger and control are the problems.”

Matt Chandler – The Remedy: The Gospel of Jesus Christ