"God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him in the midst of loss, not prosperity." --John Piper

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Always on Target

I like to listen to Matt Chandler sermons, there is just something about them that seems to always hit me where I need to be hit (slapped, smacked, prodded, pushed, etc.)

The first few times I just thought it was the working of the Holy Spirit. Not that I am discounting that aspect, but I think that there is more too it than that. Matt always preaches and interprets Scripture in light of the Gospel. Every verse and sermon is filtered through that lens. It is intentional on his part, and I think it is how Scripture was meant to be viewed. That is why it always hits home.

I think that is true of life in general. Shouldn't everything be filtered through the light of the Gospel? That new job (or the old one, or the lay-off, etc), how we spend our money, what we eat (ouch!), how we react to any number of given situations, where we attend church, how we dress, etc. etc. etc.

It is when we don't filter our lives through the Gospel that they start to get off track.

If you are interested in hearing some Gospel preaching, and have not already heard Matt preach, click here. But I warn you, it could be contagious and life changing.

But this is not a post to promote Matt, it is to promote us (me!) putting the Gospel more intentionally into every area of my life. (What I watch, what I blog, what I read, where I go, etc.)

So whose sermons do you like to listen to?
What are some other areas we need to intentionally apply the Gospel to?


Gregg said...

I like to listen to John MacArthur, Allistair Begg, Jeff Seavey, Steve Lawson, Phil Johnson, Art Arzurdia, R. C. Sproul and my own.

Kansas Bob said...

Adam Hamilton is my favorite teacher.. thoughtful and really well prepared messages. I agree about the gospel.. our lives should incorporate and reflect the good news in every way.