Matt Chandler- “No body Dies early”

Posted: October 17, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, The Christian Life



listen to the whole sermon here


listen to the whole series here

  1. Cookie says:

    But, what about those of us left behind? Matt, I am sorry, but as a widow of a man whom I was truly blessed to have had with me for 28 years, I wonder why he got to leave, and I got left behind to face what is happening to this world by myself, to watch our children struggle with an adulthood that is not the one they were prepared for, to deal myself with a society that tells me, “You are superfluous. We don’t need you. And, oh, by the way. Since you don’t have a job, because we won’t give you one, you are lazy and looking for handouts.”
    Matt, my husband had the easier road. By the time he died, he was so lost in brain damage he was in a fantasy world and had no idea of the struggles I went through just to keep him in hospice. No, he didn’t die early, but I am dying late, much too late. Everyone says God has a plan for me, but if that plan is to slowly watch my world crumble, I don’t think that is much of a plan.

  2. doulos tou Theou says:


    Very sorry for your loss & will pray for you and your family as you continue to journey through this time in life.

    Just wanted you to know that the pastor in the video isn’t involved with this blog. I linked to the sermon that the video came out of and the series as well.

    Hopefully you are being shepherded by Gospel centered men during this time of grief. If someone on the pastoral staff of our church( can be of assistance please let us know.

    All your questions deserve more than a comment section can give.

    My condolences on the loss of your husband.

    In Christ,

    usama al-taher

  3. Cookie says:

    Thank you. I wasn’t rational that day. My neurologist was weaning me off a drug I had been on for 20 years, and we went too fast for my metabolism, and I crashed. If my husband had been alive, he might have noticed the signs of pending emotional collapse before it happened, and I think I subconciously knew that.
    I also live very near Matt’s church, know several people who attend there, and got tired of hearing them holding him up to me as an inspiration as Philip lay dying of his own tumor, as if I should be joyful about it all.
    Looking back, I don’t think they got the true point of Matt’s message. His church attracts some odd people who are looking for a feel good experience, so that is what they take away.
    As for Gospel centered men, no, no longer. I am just going to follow Jesus. He is the man now, and I will see where it leads. If he leads me to another husband, I will love him with my whole life and heart as I did my first husband, but if not, I will be a widow as the Lord intends.
    Thanks for your caring prayers,

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