Chandler: Two Questions for Sanctification

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From Leadership 's interview with Matt Chandler:

"Sanctification here at The Village begins by answering two questions. What stirs your affections for Jesus Christ? And what robs you of those affections? Many of the things that stifle growth are morally neutral. They're not bad things. Facebook is not bad. Television and movies are not bad. I enjoy TV, but it doesn't take long for me to begin to find humorous on TV what the Lord finds heartbreaking.

The same goes for following sports. It's not wrong, but if I start watching sports, I begin to care too much. I get stupid. If 19-year-old boys are ruining your day because of what they do with a ball, that's a problem. These things rob my affections for Christ. I want to fill my life with things that stir my affections for him. . . .

We want our people to think beyond simply what's right and wrong. We want them to fill their lives with things that stir their affections for Jesus Christ and, as best as they can, to walk away from things that rob those affections—even when they're not immoral."

You can read the whole thing here.

HT: Justin Taylor


John Fitzsimmons. said...

great post!

What stirs your affections for Jesus Christ?

What robs you of those affections?

They would be great question's to write on the inside cover of our Bible.

Boaly said...

that's a great idea, gonna scribble them onto it. Cheers