Francis Chan is an American author on Christian subjects, and a teacher and preacher in evangelical churches and related settings. Profoundly inspirational Francis Chan quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.
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We often think of prayer as a means to an end. Prayer is the goal.
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.
It struck me that many Christians flash around their ‘no trans fat’ label, trying to convince everyone they are healthy and good. Yet they have no substantive or healthful elements to their faith. It’s like the Laodiceans, who thought they had everything until Christ told them they were poor and wretched.
The enemy just hates our prayers.
Parents are supposed to instruct their kids. It doesn’t mean they necessarily have that gift of teaching.
In my desire to distance myself from sadistic Christians who revel in the idea of wrath and punishment, I may have crossed a line. Refusing to teach a passage of Scripture is just as wrong as abusing it.I really believe it’s time for some of us to stop apologizing for God and start apologizing to Him for being embarrassed by the ways He has chosen to reveal Himself.
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.’
Jesus said go and make disciples, but so often we just sit and make excuses
I quickly found that the American church is a difficult place to fit in if you want to live out New Testament Christianity. The goals of American Christianity are often a nice marriage, children who don’t swear, and good church attendance. Taking the words of Christ literally, and seriously, is rarely considered. That’s for the ‘radicals’ who are ‘unbalanced’ and who go ‘overboard.’ Most of us want a balanced life we can control, that is safe, and that does not involve suffering.
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.
Whatever God’s reasons for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it all is His glory. God’s art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what He is like.
I have one reason why you should walk away from that temptation right now. One reason: God. Is. Better.
God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him.
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God wants to change us so much that it intrigues others.
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.
I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them. I believe He wants us to be known for giving—of our time, our money, and our abilities—and to start a movement of ‘giving’ churches. In so doing, we can alleviate the suffering in the world and change the reputation of His bride in America.
Marriage is one of the most humbling, sanctifying journeys you will ever be a part of. It forces us to wrestle with our selfishness and pride. But it also gives us a platform to display love and commitment.
Honestly, when I read the Scriptures, I really believe the Lord puts a heart in us when we become believers.
Can you worship a God who isn’t obligated to explain His actions to you? Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation?
If I have a script, I tend to stick to it even if God may be leading me elsewhere in the moment.
The world is not moved by love or actions that are of human creation. And the church is not empowered to live differently from any other gathering of people without the Holy Spirit. But when believers live in the power of the Spirit, the evidence in their lives is supernatural. The church cannot help but be different, and the world cannot help but notice.
Following Jesus is not about diligently keeping a set of rules or conjuring up the moral fortitude to lead good lives. It’s about loving God and enjoying Him
The greatest knowledge we can ever have is knowing God treasures us.
Multi-tasking is keeping me from whole-hearted worship.
We have to learn how to control our minds. We have to learn self-control.
Trust whatever He has for you. It will be better than anything you can plan for yourself.
Heavenly Father, thank You so much for Your grace. Your forgiveness is SO good that I struggle with believing it at times. Thank You for rescuing me from myself and giving me Your Holy Spirit. Your love is better than life.
He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a ‘Christian’ without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.
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The very fact that a holy, eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful, merciful, fair, and just God loves you and me is nothing short of astonishing.
With my natural communication abilities, I could probably gather a crowd even without the Spirit.
The stress that some of us feel – it’s a lack of faith, it really is.
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.
True love requires sacrifice.
But hey, if that’s too much to ask, tell them to just become Christians—you know, the people who get to go to heaven without having to commit to anything
A relationship with God simply cannot grow when money, sins, activities, favorite sports teams, addictions, or commitments are piled up on top of it.
If you really want to experience God, go and make disciples.
Worry implies that we don’t quite trust God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.
Our lack of intimacy is due to our refusal to unplug and shut off communication from all others so we can be alone with Him.
You have access to the Tent Of Meeting.
Churchgoers all across the nation say the Holy Spirit has entered them. They claim that God has given them a supernatural ability to follow Christ, put their sin to death, and serve the church. Christians talk about being born again say that they they were dead but now have come to life. We have become hardened to those words, but they are powerful words that have significant meaning. Yet when those outside the church see no difference in our lives, they begin to question our integrity, out sanity, or even worse, our God. And can you blame them?
When we become overly concerned about our appearance, our spiritual reputation, our coolness, and our acceptance, we are living as citizens of this world rather than as ambassadors.
There are periods that we forget that in the pursuit of fruit, that if we just abide in Him, then fruitfulness is a guarantee.
We are loaded down with too many good things, more than we could ever need, while others are desperate for a small loaf. The good things we cling to are more than money; we hoard our resources, our gifts, our time, our families, out friends….how ludicrous it is to hold on to the abundance God has given us and merely repeat the words ‘thank you’.
Nothing compares to being truly, exuberantly wanted by your children.
I’ve grown up in a generation that questions God for setting boundaries. Does He have the right to set boundaries? I’ve grown up in a generation that thinks where meeting with a God is an ordinary thing.
Because I want to get a lot done, I can sometimes do that in the flesh. If I don’t rest in the Lord, and enjoy him as I should, my action doesn’t spring from my identity and enjoyment of Christ. When that happens, I end up getting the glory rather than Jesus.
People see only my actions. Instead, if I focus on Christ with thanksgiving, people see Him.
I’ve never felt a need to really respond to someone else’s writing.
Salvation is all about the grace of God. There is absolutely nothing that you can do to save yourself or earn God’s favor.
God is so clear in spelling out His attributes in scripture in order that others would know what He is really like.
We need to be more concerned about who we are before God than our reputation before people.
We have got to make disciples. Fun nights and pizza nights are not going to sustain us.
It’s pride, plain and simple, that keeps me from giving God all the glory and keeping some of it for myself. It is a battle we all fight in some form or another, some of us daily or even hourly.
Jesus didn’t say that if you wanted to follow Him you could do it in a lukewarm manner. He said, ‘Take up your cross and follow Me.’
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.
My pride and immaturity caused me to make things more of a struggle than they had to be. I can always blame others or circumstances, but the truth was that my own sinful pride led to more stress than anything else.
Why is it that we believe God’s promises of blessing but not his promises of punishment?
Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.
Do you want to see God more than you desire security?
Some people say I would love to take a selfie with Moses. Do you understand the gap between Moses and God?