Pray for Matt Chandler

by Stephen Rodgers

I debated on whether or not I should post anything about this. After all, it felt rather biased. Matt Chandler is one of my favorite preachers outside of LBC, and to draw attention to him in this way seemed…unfair?…unbalanced?…arbitrary? After all, this isn’t my newsletter, it’s the official newsletter of Lighthouse Bible Church. Right?


Ultimately, this is the official newsletter of Lighthouse Bible Church…which in turn is a church of Jesus Christ. And as anyone who remembers high school algebra or college logic will tell you, if LBC owns the Beacon, and Jesus owns LBC, then by the transitive property, Jesus owns the Beacon as well. And it is His glory, and His name, and His will that this blog is ultimately concerned with, not LBC’s.

Which brings us to Matt Chandler. I don’t know the man personally. I’m sure he doesn’t know me. As far as I can tell, no one from Texas even reads this blog. But none of that matters in light of the fact that Matt Chandler is a fellow brother in Christ, a fellow servant of our Lord, and a man currently in need of prayer.

Matt had a seizure last week, fell, struck his head, and was rushed to the hospital. While there, the doctor’s discovered a mass in his brain and, to use Matt’s words, “scheduled him for a date with the neurosurgeon.”

Pray for Matt Chandler. Pray for his family, his wife Lauren, and his children. Pray for his church. And in all of that, remember that you are praying to God. A God so awesome that He knew you, me, and Matt Chandler before there was an earth. A God so loving that He sent His only Son to die on our behalf. A God so merciful that He saved us all, dragging us kicking and screaming away from damnation to eternal life. And a God so wise that no matter what happens to you, me, or Matt Chandler, His perfect will will move inexorably onward, unable to be thwarted by the confusion and tragedies of this world.

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The Beacon is the monthly newsletter for Lighthouse Bible Church in San Diego, California. It covers a variety of subjects including LBC events, church history, current events from a Christan perspective, ministry profiles, and messages from our pastors and elders. To join the Beacon ministry, please contact Stephen Rodgers.



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