Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Does Your Preaching Do This?


I saw this comment on Bruce Chant's blog this afternoon about Matt Chandler at the Village.

Chandler, for my personal edification, is my favorite preacher right now. I listen to probably eight different preachers via podcast, some weekly, some less so, all for the different things I can learn from these men of God. But if I was only listen to one, I would pick Chandler. Why? I find myself closer to Jesus when I’ve finished listening to and digesting his sermons than when I began. And that’s really the whole point isn’t it?

I totally agree. Matt Chandler has a unique blessing by God in his preaching to achieve this fruit. Like this blogger, I experience a "unique closeness to Jesus" when I listen to Chandler as well. I think God blesses his ruthless humility from the pulpit and faithful exposition to point people to a beautiful gospel. Is this not the goal of all preaching? Way to go Matt.

Incidently-I expect at least Justin to answer the above question--since he's the only one I'm sure will read this.

3 comments:

justin said...

Yes, true preaching should lead the believer to Jesus. But not for unbelievers.

I have not listened to much recent Chandler. Last time I listened to him (a year ago) I was outraged by what he said. I should give him another shot.

Rob Tombrella said...

True---and...true.

He's been doing an excellent job with Hebrews. Give him another shot.

Bruce said...

Good to know there's some other Chandler "fans" out there Rob!