Friday, January 22, 2010

Updates From Matt Chandler

Below are a couple updates from last week and this week from pastor Matt Chandler of The Village Church in Texas. Matt suffered a seizure on Thanksgiving day, after tests the doctors found a large tumor in Matt's brain. He had surgery and the tumor turned out to be cancer, he is currently going through radiation and chemotherapy.

Through it all his outlook and exhortation to keep our eyes on Christ has been amazing and encouraging.

Cancer is a vicious thing, and something that has deeply affected me and my family.

Know this as you read, Jesus has defeated death, and sin and cancer may take root here and now in our lives, but for those who trust we know a day is coming when those things are no more. So we battle cancer with chemo and medicines, but our hope is in a future time, when Christ fully reigns, and sin, cancer and death are no more.

All because Jesus came down, God in Flesh, came and died for us, came and died on the cross, a horrific death that was punishment for our sins, our rebellion. Then 3 days later He rose from the dead, a real rising, in a resurrected body, a real physical body, to show that He was who He said He was and thus can do what He promised He would do.

So we wait in hope and expectation for the day cancer is no more, and death is dead!

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