48 Famous Francis Chan Quotes

48 Famous Francis Chan Quotes

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Francis Chan is a modern preacher from San Francisco, California. He began preacher at the Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, which he and his wife founded. He has also founded the Eternity Bible College. Along with preaching he has written religious books, including his best seller Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God.

“A key to everything is surrender – to really come before the Lord and say, ‘I will literally stay here as long as you want me to stay’ or ‘God, I will really go anywhere on the earth.’”

“Are we in love with God or just His stuff?”

“As a culture, we’re so worried about what’s going to happen to us 30 years from now that we are not taking care of our brothers and sisters who need help today.”

“Churches we build only by our own efforts and not in the strength of the Spirit will quickly collapse when we don’t push and prod people along.”

“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?”

“Due to our consumer mindset, people are prone to jump from church to church, which weakens the church overall.”

“Even in my own church I heard the words, ‘Francis Chan’ more than I heard the words, ‘Holy Spirit.’”

“Following Christ isn’t something that can be done halfheartedly or on the side. It is not a label we can display when it is useful. It must be central to everything we do and are.”

“For a person to be truly discipled and growing in their faith, they need more than one person discipling them.”

“Giving that is not motivated by love is worth nothing.”

“God exists outside of time, and since we are within time, there is no way we will ever totally grasp that concept.”

“God will ensure my success in accordance with His plan, not mine.”

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

“I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.”

“I could fill my whole time doing interviews, speaking to crowds, and there’s this natural human tendency because of our culture to think that the more people I talk to, the bigger the
impact I’ll have, and yet Jesus didn’t spend His time just speaking to the masses. He spent the bulk of his time with a small group of people.”

“I want the joy of knowing that I am doing something with my life, the joy of battle.”

“I want to help people understand how to study the Scriptures with other people, to give them an overview of Scripture and assume that by understanding the Scriptures better, the Holy Spirit
will bring to mind the right stories, the right teachings.”

“If life were stable, I’d never need God’s help.”

“If you really want to experience God, go and make disciples.”

“It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish,
luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity.”

“It’s easy to write for God and about God, because what a thrill to remind the church that the Holy Spirit of God is in you. What a rush! What an amazing blessing!”

“I’ve never felt a need to really respond to someone else’s writing.”

“Joy is something that we have to choose and then work for.”

“One of my biggest fears – maybe my biggest weakness as a Christian – is that I have a hard time going up to a stranger and talking to them about Jesus.”

“Our culture is all about shallow relationships. But that doesn’t mean we should stop looking each other in the eye and having deep conversations.”

“Our God listens to us. Our God is a living God. He’s not a block of wood you made up that’s not going to answer you. My God listens to me. He answers me.”

“Parents are supposed to instruct their kids. It doesn’t mean they necessarily have that gift of teaching.”

“Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.”

“The idea of holding back certainly didn’t come from Scripture.”

“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. He treasures us and anticipates our departure from this
earth to be with Him-and we wonder, indifferently, how much we have to do for Him to get by.”

“The world needs Christians who don’t tolerate the complacency of their own lives.”

“There are just certain times I sense the Lord is wanting me to write, and so I write.”

“There are periods that we forget that in the pursuit of fruit, that if we just abide in Him, then fruitfulness is a guarantee.”

“True faith manifests itself through our actions.”

“True love requires sacrifice.”

“Truth is, I think, if God just gave us our daily bread, many of us would be angry. ‘That’s all you’re going to give me? You’re just going to give me enough to sustain me for today? What
about tomorrow or next year or 10, 20, 30 years from now? I want to know that I’m set up.’ And yet Jesus says just pray for your daily provisions.”

“We don’t get to decide who God is.”

“We have a God who is a Creator, not a duplicator.”

“We have to believe it enough that it changes how we live.”

“We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.”

“When I read the statements of Christ, there seems to be this urgency and intensity. I guess that’s what I get out of it when I read the tone of the Scriptures, which is very different from
the tone of our culture.”

“When it’s hard and you are doubtful, give more.”

“When we work for Christ out of obligation, it feels like work. But when we truly love Christ, our work is a manifestation of that love, and it feels like love.”

“When you read the New Testament, you see the Holy Spirit was supposed to change everything so that this gathering of people who call themselves Christians had this supernatural element
about them.”

“With my natural communication abilities, I could probably gather a crowd even without the Spirit.”

“You and I are not allowed to tell Him how much He can hate it (sin).”