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To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain by Matt Chandler
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“Never be satisfied with where you are in the area of spiritual growth. Cultivate an insatiability for more of God by examining your weaknesses, beholding the perfection of Christ, and finding good examples of strengths you want to develop.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“So what does it look like to live a life worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ? It looks like walking with, loving with, and doing life with those who are different from you. What binds you together is Christ. It looks like striving together to make Christ known. What motivates you is Christ. And it looks like standing with courage against all oppressors, natural or supernatural. What secures you is Christ.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“You can’t take Philippians 4:13 and make it mean you can do anything you want. That’s not what Paul is saying. In context, he is saying, “I’ve learned to be content when I received everything I want; I learned to be content when I got nothing I wanted. I can do either one by the power of Christ.” When Paul says, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain,” he means it. If you want to kill me, I will be more than fine: I will get to be with Jesus. My death will be filled with Christ. And if you want to let me live, I will press on in mission. My life will be filled with Christ. If you want to torture me or imprison me or mock me, I will trust in God. My suffering will make me like Christ. I will see it as a sharing of His own suffering.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Living a life worthy of the gospel does not mean pretending to be perfect. Instead, it means having the humility to think of others as better than ourselves (Phil. 2:3).”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“What does it look like to live life in a manner worthy of the gospel? It looks like dying with Christ to one’s self and being raised in Christ to walk in the newness of life with our brothers and sisters. It means living grace-filled lives that grant patience and mercy and gentleness for the spiritual journeys of others and a respect for the differences and idiosyncrasies we all bring to the Lord’s table.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Press on, then, in the exercise of introspection. It is important to know yourself really well. It will not help you a bit if you lie when it comes to yourself. In other words, don’t lie to yourself about you. Know where you’re weak. Know your thoughts. Know the places in your heart that you don’t want to give to the Lord. You must build time into your life to become aware of what’s really going on in your heart, in your mind, and deep inside of you. Constantly ask yourself good diagnostic questions about areas of doubt and disbelief.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“The great preacher Dwight Moody once quipped, “Some day you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now.”1”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“When everything considered valuable in life is seen to be nothing in comparison to the glory of Christ, you learn rather well that Christ alone is worth living for.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“The best of our best, without Jesus, looks like a pile of crap compared to Him.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“The gospel of Jesus Christ is worth living for, yes, and it is worth dying for, of course, but we show it is supremely valuable to us when we deny ourselves and take up our crosses to be a blessing to the people who the gospel is calling us to.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Nobody stumbles into godliness, ever. It simply doesn’t happen. There is no autopilot mode for the Christian life. We never see people in the Bible growing in godliness by coasting along.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“When history as the world knows it no longer exists, and there are no longer any great kings or great wars or great political machinations; when there are no histories of countries left to cherish, no more dollars; when it’s no longer the strong versus the weak, and all that’s left is the story of the great God and King, and all has been righted, and the heroes are now the missionaries and the ministers of grace—of which every believer can be—and our eyes behold Him as He truly is … words fail. That is where our heart ought to be.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“The power to walk by faith in obedience is sourced in the grace of the gospel.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“We don’t want a life-sized salvation; rather, we want an eternity-sized salvation.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“For instance, if He wants your life, what are you going to do, eat spinach and go to pilates?”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“You can’t take Philippians 4:13 and make it mean you can do anything you want. That’s not what Paul is saying. In context, he is saying, “I’ve learned to be content when I received everything I want; I learned to be content when I got nothing I wanted. I can do either one by the power of Christ.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Some people have been in church for so long, been doing the “be a good Christian” thing for so long, that the very idea that they were chosen and determined for blamelessness before they’d started earning credit is very offensive. In our flesh, we tend to think that our holiness is the result of our spiritual elbow grease. We intellectually may agree to the doctrine of sola gratia, but we tend to live and act like we’re saved by what Don Whitney calls “sola boot-strappa.” That, however, is not the testimony of Scripture.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Our lamenting of God’s “silence” while our Bible goes undisturbed is actually quite revealing, because we want new revelation while at the same time we refuse to be obedient to what we already know.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“And so creation itself is eagerly watching the sons and daughters of the King, waiting for the last one to come into the kingdom so that the rocks and trees can be set free.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Always remember the gospel, so you won’t forget that God will not expect something of you that He won’t both empower you to obey and forgive you for not obeying.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Holy discontentment produces a lot of restless energy that seeks rest in Christ and His gospel.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“who fear His name. God exalts those who approach Him with reverence, self-emptiness, and ownership of their spiritual bankruptcy. And when godly fear humbles us, God in His mercy will exalt us.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“The sovereign God of the universe said, “This one is Mine.” Over and against all the prerequisites I had invented for placing my faith in God, the Father had placed His Spirit in me.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Paul says, “I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him” (Phil. 3:8–9). All the persecution, all the suffering, all the pain, all the daily dying to self, and all the wasting away in the flesh is worth it compared to the joy of knowing Jesus, being with Jesus, and becoming like Jesus.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“But let’s be honest. Real good can come from never missing Sunday-morning worship. Real good comes from guarding what you watch. Good can come from guarding your life in these ways. But as a means to or measure of our righteousness? These things will always fall short.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“This is the question: Are you using God to get something from Him? Or is God Himself the goal of your striving?”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Why is it that so few “pretty people” without checkered pasts are used mightily in the Scriptures? Because the Bible is primarily about God’s grace, not about human cleanliness.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“Paul teaches that mature Christians are serious about the things of God and pursue God seriously, because when Christ is revealed in all His glory, we want to be raised with Him. We want all the riches. We want Him with us always. We don’t want a life-sized salvation; rather, we want an eternity-sized salvation. So we don’t stop at conversion; we press on. Because we want to make it evident that we believe someone is going to step in at that final moment and say, “I paid for that. I absorbed that. What was due for that, I paid for it all, not according to their riches but according to Mine.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“The God of the Bible is not an ambulance driver who shows up after the wreck and hops out and thinks, Okay, let’s do some triage here. The God of the Bible does not show up after the accident and try to fix it. That’s not what He does.”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
“he later came to love. Then God hijacked his life. The zealous Pharisee became the apostle with the gospeled heart. So of course he would say, “To live is Christ.” In the logic of the gospel, there are no alternatives to Christ. Every other”
Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain

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