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Matt Chandler Calls Christians to Step Up Post-Roe: ‘Understand What’s at Stake’

Matt Chandler Calls Christians to Step Up Post-Roe: ‘Understand What’s at Stake’

Last Sunday, Village Church Pastor Matt Chandler called on pro-life Christians to meet the post-Roe v Wade America with sobriety and seriousness, calling attention to the enormity of the challenges facing unwanted or unhealthy pregnancies in the days ahead.

“I celebrated on Friday the decision of the Supreme Court to reverse the ruling,” Chandler preached, according to Christian Headlines. “I did so with a great deal of sobriety. My emotions have been sneaking up on me today.”

Chandler called on the pro-life crowd to use this season to reach out and minister to those impacted by the Supreme Court decision instead of simply celebrating the political win. “I want to celebrate with sobriety and with a call to action,” he said. “So before you wave those pom-poms, you better understand what’s at stake and the moment that we’re in. This had better not be about legislation. This better be bigger than that for us as the Church.”

Chandler called pro-life Christians to honor Jesus’ words in Matthew 5 when He said “blessed are those who mourn. For they will be comforted.” Chandler then cited the story of a young pregnant woman who consumed bleach in a desperate attempt to terminate her pregnancy on her own. “How hopeless do you have to be to do that? How alone?” Chandler asked. “How? Nowhere to go. That’s what we’re talking about here.”

The Christian Post notes that Chandler asked pro-life Christians to be kind and understanding with people who disagree on abortion. “This means that in all our conversations, if we vilify the other, we will hate the very people that Jesus would have us minister to in His Kingdom,” said Chandler. “This is why, for all the political ideologies and even this subject with all the hate and rage around it, if you give into the compulsion to vilify the other, you will harden your heart to the ways Jesus wants to use you to stop the decay, and to push back the darkness.”

You can listen to Chandler’s full sermon, called “A Sober Celebration of Life,” below.

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