Matt Chandler Explains Justification in 2 Minutes and How Jesus Wants The Rose

by Matthew Rathbun on September 26, 2012

Anyone who has ever talked to me for any length of time about such things, has probably heard me reference Matt Chandler.  He is by far the most influential Pastor in my life and I’ve never met him.  I follow his podcasts, writings, video casts, etc… whenever I can find them.

When challenged by so many christians about the effectiveness of online ministry, I point to Matt Chandler.  …and then I remind them that Christ himself did not chose to use a pulpit on a Sunday morning to deliver his message.  He used whatever means he had to build relationships.

The following two videos are my favorite shorts from Matt Chandler.  The first deals with not only how badly Christ wants us, but how poorly the church conveys that love.  The second video explains justification in about two minutes.

Bonus: The Knowability of God

This video should come with a warning to all Christians.  It’s the most convicting sermonette I’ve ever heard.

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TOM October 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

FYI In the Catholic Church justification is granted by God from baptism firstly, (Catechism of the Catholic Church No. 1992 "Justification is conferred in Baptism, the sacrament of faith.") instead of plainly by faith, and from the Sacrament of Reconciliation after if a mortal sin is committed.(Catechism of the Catholic Church No. 1446 "Christ instituted the sacrament of Penance for all sinful members of his Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion. It is to them that the sacrament of Penance offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification. The Fathers of the Church present this sacrament as "the second plank [of salvation] after the shipwreck which is the loss of grace." " A mortal sin makes justification lost even if faith is still present. Before baptism faith is required of adults. The baptism of babies requires the parents' promise to pass on the faith to the child. Baptism is called the sacrament of faith.

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