A Good Word from Matt Chandler’s New Book

10 Oct

Matt Chandler, well-known pastor of the Village Church near Dallas, Texas, has written a new book with Eric Geiger and Josh Patterson called Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church. I am about 50 pages in and I have enjoyed it so far. Here is a sample from page 42:

“Worship gatherings are not always spectacular, but they are always supernatural. And if a church works for or looks for the spectacular, she may miss the supernatural. If a person enters a gathering to be wowed with something impressive, with a style that fits him just right, with an order of service and song selection designed just the right way, that person may miss the supernatural presence of God. Worship is supernatural whenever people come hungry to respond, reacy and receive from God for who He is and what He has done. A church worshipping as a Creature of the Word doesn’t show up to perform or be entertained; she comes desperate and needy, thirsty for grace, receiving from the Lord and the body of Christ, and then gratefully receiving what she needs as she offers her praise — the only proper response to the God who saves us.”

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