Francis Chan Quotes

Francis Chan Quotes

Yes, it is God who works in you. And, yes, there is work for you to do.
Yes, the Spirit empowers you to do the work. And, yes, you do the work.

God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.

Jesus didn't speak of hell so that we could study, debate and write books about it. He gave us these passages so that we would live holy lives. Jesus evidently hates it when we tear into our brothers or sisters with demeaning words, words that fail to honor the people around us as the beautiful image-bearing creatures that they are.

But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.

The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.

‎"Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?

Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can't contain Him. Isn't it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?

The God of the universe-the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor-loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.

True faith manifests itself through our actions.

[at CMC West Coast 2011, on 1 Samuel 14] If just a few of you would step up and be like Jonathan ... as you step out in faith, you know what's going to happen? There'll be people like Saul who'll say, "God's doing something through that guy, God's doing something through that girl. I want to be a part of that.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.

We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard of. We are slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to become angry.

Our greatest fear as individuals & as a church should not be of failure, but of suceeding at things in life that dont really matter.

As much as we want God to explain Himself to us, His creation, we are in no place to demand that He give an account to us.

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