With just one exception: Matt Chandler bravely preached a decent sermon that actually pointed people away from themselves and towards Jesus Christ, the only One who shed His blood that people might be saved. Schultz writes:. The team decided to focus the rebroadcast on Jesus, so we reformatted the content a bit — We are trying to stay in the flow of what the Spirit is leading us to do. The Christian Post has reported a new explanation for the cut :.
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If you know anything about Matt Chandler and The Village Church, then you know that these two pastors and churches represent nearly opposite ends of a man-ward versus god-ward spectrum in their approach to ministry. Of course this is a Biblical focus that is found throughout Scripture. Furthermore their approach to ministry indicates that they are not in agreement with what Pastor Chandler preached. Thankfully someone downloaded the sermon before Elevation Church had the time to delete it and then they uploaded it to their YouTube channel.
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Recently, Steven Furtick of Elevation Church, had an event known as Code Orange Revival where he had a dozen preachers from other churches come and speak to the congregation. One name that was quite different from the others in the list was Matt Chandler. A statement issued by Geoff Schultz, who is the motion graphic designer at Elevation said the following:. Instead, there was a video played of prayer going on. Could this sermon have been such a disaster that it deserved to not be played? Wanting to know, I listened to it myself. I am not saying that I agreed with everything that he said in the sermon, but I certainly liked the majority of it and there was a clear emphasis on exegesis. He also regularly points out that the Bible is not about us and even says the Bible is not about Elevation. The Bible is about Jesus. He wants us to know that God is for us, but that is only because God is for His glory first and He is glorified when we come to Him in repentance.
I t takes two ingredients to deliver a message that really sticks. It takes the right message and it takes the right time. When I announced this Great Sermons Series, it did not take long for a whole lot of people to ask for it to be included. This video is brought to you in part by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tim: It takes two ingredients to deliver a message that really sticks. It may not stand as a textbook example of biblical exposition, but it still made waves, it still racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. Many Christians count it among their favorite sermons of all time. You can download a free book from Southern and learn more about training for preachers at sbts. Chandler was 28, leading a non-profit ministry called Waiting Room Ministries, when he was called to pastor The Village Church. When he arrived that church had around people.