110+ Francis Chan Quotes On Holy Spirit, Church And Faith

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  1. Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.
  2. The world says love yourself, grab all you can, follow your heart. Jesus says deny yourself, grab your cross and follow me.
  3. 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.
  4. God has allowed hard things in your life so you can show the world that your God is great and that knowing Him brings peace and joy, even when life is hard.
  5. God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.
  6. We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.
  7. 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.
  8. He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a 'Christian' without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.
  9. Be careful not to turn others' lives into the mold for your own...we have a #‎ God who is a #‎ Creator not a #‎ Duplicator .
  10. Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.

Francis Chan Short Quotes

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  • Lukewarm living and claiming Christ's name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.
  • We don't get to decide who God is.
  • Why would we need to experience the Comforter if our lives are already comfortable?
  • He measures our lives by how we love.
  • God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him.
  • When it's hard and you are doubtful, give more.
  • ...our concern is more about going to heaven than loving the King.
  • We need to stop giving people excuses not to believe in God.
  • The greatest knowledge we can ever have is knowing God treasures us.
  • The world needs Christians who don't tolerate the complacency of their own lives.

Francis Chan Quotes On Love

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It's crazy, if you think about it. 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. — Francis Chan

What are you doing right now that requires faith? — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

‎"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? — Francis Chan

God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. The answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts-it's falling in love with God. — Francis Chan

People who are obsessed are raw with God; they do not attempt to mask the ugliness of their sins or their failures. Obsessed people don't put it on for God; He is their safe place, where they can be at peace. — Francis Chan

The fact is, I need God to help me love God. And if I need His help to love Him, a perfect being, I definitely need His help to love other, fault-filled humans. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

Are we in love with God or just His stuff? — Francis Chan

God is the only being who is good, and the standards are set by Him. Because God hates sin, He has to punish those guilty of sin. Maybe that's not an appealing standard. But to put it bluntly, when you get your own universe, you can make your own standards. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Holy Spirit

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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? — Francis Chan

I don't want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit. — Francis Chan

The church becomes irrelevant when it becomes purely a human creation. We are not all we were made to be when everything in our lives and churches can be explained apart from the work and presence of the Spirit of God. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

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! — Francis Chan

Only the Holy Spirit can give you the power to not think about yourself, to set you free from yourself. — Francis Chan

If I were Satan and my ultimate goal was to thwart God's kingdom and purposes, one of my main strategies would be to get churchgoers to ignore the Holy Spirit. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

I don't want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit. I want people to look at my life and know I couldn't be doing this by my own power. I want to live in such a way that I am desperate for Him to come through. That if He doesn't come through, I am screwed. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Church

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Proclaiming the gospel to a lost world cannot be just another activity to add to the church's crowded agenda. It must be central to who we are. It forms our identity. — Francis Chan

We need to stop giving people excuses not to believe in God. You've probably heard the expression 'I believe in God, just not organized religion'. I don't think people would say that if the church truly lived like we are called to live. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

When the church really takes on the humble characteristics of Christ, that's going to lead to revival. — Francis Chan

My only prayer for my time with you is, "God I just want these men and women to long for you." — Francis Chan

This could all end at any moment...Therefore, be self-controlled. — Francis Chan

We have to learn how to control our minds. We have to learn self-control. — Francis Chan

I don't want to lose the awe we get to help another human being. — Francis Chan

Some people say I would love to take a selfie with Moses. Do you understand the gap between Moses and God? — Francis Chan

We are so used to multi-tasking. 2014 was probably the most productive year of my life...But I noticed during the last couple of months when I would get alone with God it was hard to do one thing at a time. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Faith

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The stress that some of us feel - it's a lack of faith, it really is. — Francis Chan

True faith manifests itself through our actions. — Francis Chan

True faith means holding nothing back; it bets everything on the hope of eternity — Francis Chan

True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God's fidelity to His Promises. — Francis Chan

Lukewarm people do not live by faith; their lives are structured so that they don't have to. — Francis Chan

Can I go to heaven without truly and faithfully loving Jesus?” — Francis Chan

If God cared only about religious activities, then the Pharisees would have been heroes of the faith. — Francis Chan

Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy. — Francis Chan

You've got to do some work now. Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue. Virtue is about moral excellence. — Francis Chan

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

Francis Chan Quotes On Prayer

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My love for prayer was an answer to prayer. — Francis Chan

The enemy just hates our prayers. — Francis Chan

My biggest concern for this generation is your inability to focus, especially in prayer. — Francis Chan

We often think of prayer as a means to an end. Prayer is the goal. — Francis Chan

We have control over our prayer life, our relationship with Jesus. — Francis Chan

Christ can come back at any time so the one thing you want to have in your life is a focused prayer time. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Marriage

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Again, our marriage problems are not really marriage problems. They are heart problems. They are God problems. Our lack of intimacy with God causes a void that we try to fill with the frailest of substitutes. Like wealth or pleasure. Like fame or respect. Like people. Like marriage. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

There's no sense in improving your marriage until you are secure with God. — Francis Chan

Being in war together may be what keeps us from being at war with each other. Rather than neglecting the battle to work on your marriage, maybe the best thing for your marriage is to enter the battlefield together. — Francis Chan

Our lives should be more than just focusing on our marriage but on focusing our marriage toward what God's mission is for us as a couple. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Leadership

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You have access to the Tent Of Meeting. — Francis Chan

Multi-tasking is keeping me from whole-hearted worship. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

What is amazing is how we treat a meeting with God as ordinary or burdensome. — Francis Chan

Sometimes we shrink from leadership because our pride makes us afraid of failure. That's not humility. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Worship

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The point is not to completely understand God but to worship Him. Let the very fact that you cannot know Him fully lead you to praise Him for His infiniteness and grandeur. — Francis Chan

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? — Francis Chan

Isn't it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate? — Francis Chan

...no worship is better than apathetic worship. — Francis Chan

What makes worship amazing is the object of our worship. — Francis Chan

I had come out of a church that was filled with petty arguments and hatred. I just wanted to meet with some friends and worship with them. — Francis Chan

If one person “wastes” away his day by spending hours connecting with God, and the other person believes he is too busy or has better things to do than worship the Creator and Sustainer, who is the crazy one? — Francis Chan

I sometimes struggle with how to properly respond to God’s magnitude in a world bent on ignoring or merely tolerating Him. But know this: God will not be tolerated. He instructs us to worship and fear Him. — Francis Chan

Some of you could be worshipping God but you're playing with a video game. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Inspiring

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People who are obsessed with Jesus aren't consumed with their personal safety and comfort above all else. Obsessed people care more about God's kingdom coming to this earth than their own lives being shielded from pain or distress. — Francis Chan

God interrupt whatever we are doing so that we can join You in what You're doing — Francis Chan

People who are obsessed with Jesus give freely and openly without censure. Obsessed people love those who hate them and who can never love them back. — Francis Chan

People who are obsessed with Jesus do not consider service a burden. Obsessed people take joy in loving God by loving His people (Mt 13:44)(Jn 15:8). — Francis Chan

People who are obsessed with God are known as givers, not takers. Obsessed people genuinely think that others matter as much as they do, and they are particularly aware of those who are poor around the world (James 2:14-26). — Francis Chan

A person who is obsessed with Jesus is more concerned with his or her character than comfort. Obsessed people know that true joy doesn't depend on circumstances or environment; it is a gift that must be chosen and cultivated, a gift that ultimately comes from God (James 1:2-4). — Francis Chan

Obsessed people are more concerned with obeying God than doing what is expected or fulfilling the status quo. A person who is obsessed with Jesus will do things that don't always make sense in terms of success or wealth on this earth. — Francis Chan

A person who is obsessed is characterized by committed, settled, passionate love for God, above and before every other thing and every other being. — Francis Chan

A person who is obsessed thinks about heaven frequently. Obsessed people orient their lives around eternity; they are not fixed only on what is here in front of them. — Francis Chan

People who are obsessed with Jesus live lives that connect them with the poor in some way or another. Obsessed people believe that Jesus talked about money and the poor so often because it was really important to Him. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Matter

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We are each given different gifts and talents by our Master. The thing that matters most is how we use what we have been given, not how much we make or do compared to someone else. What matters is that we spend ourselves. — Francis Chan

God's presence is all that matters. — Francis Chan

We are here to love. Not much else matters. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Fear

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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. — Francis Chan

It's a pretty crazy task to try to describe God "quickly." Everything starts with a healthy fear of Him. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

It's not that there aren't a million other things to learn about God, but He says you've got to start with the fear of the Lord because that's the beginning of wisdom. — Francis Chan

Fear of God failing us leads us to "cover for God." This means we ask, expect, and are satisfied with less. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Quotes On Life

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When I am consumed by my problems-stressed out about my life, my family, and my job-I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God's command to always rejoice. — Francis Chan

The God who loans you life sees your every move, hears each word you speak, knows your every thought. You are seen by God. Noticed. Known. — Francis Chan

I want to see people do more than simply raise their hand when they come to Christ. Where are the totally changed lives? — Francis Chan

Has your relationship with God changed the way you live your life? — Francis Chan

The Bible teaches that true joy is formed in the midst of the difficult seasons of life. — Francis Chan

The best things in life are gifts from the One who steadfastly loves us. But an important question to ask ourselves is this: are we in love with God or just His stuff? — Francis Chan

I’ve got this amazing relationship with God that is better than life, itself, so marvelous, so wonderful that everything else can fall apart and I’m okay. — Francis Chan

If life were stable, I'd never need God's help. — Francis Chan

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 — Francis Chan

If life is a river, then pursuing Christ requires swimming upstream. When we stop swimming, or actively following Him, we automatically begin to be swept downstream. — Francis Chan

Francis Chan Famous Quotes And Sayings

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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. — Francis Chan

Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin. — Francis Chan

Frankly, you need to get over yourself. It might sound harsh, but that's seriously what it means [1 Corinthians 10:31]. — Francis Chan

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 — Francis Chan

Christians are like manure: spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly. — Francis Chan

God is love, but He also defines what love is. We don't have the license to define love according to our standards. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

From start to finish, this movie is obviously about God. He is the main character. How is is possible that we live as though it is about us? — Francis Chan

As I see it, a lukewarm Christian is an oxymoron; there is no such thing. To put it plainly, churchgoers who are 'lukewarm' are not Christians. We will not see them in heaven. — Francis Chan

We should be so joyful from God's grace that others would respond by saying, 'I wish I had your God. — Francis Chan

Colossians 1:16 tells us that everything was created FOR God... don't we live instead as though God is created for US, to do OUR bidding, to bless US, and to take care of OUR loved ones? — Francis Chan

It hit me that the students were talking about me, not God. I was standing before a holy God and robbing Him of the glory that was rightfully His. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

In the craziness of our world, it takes tremendous effort to find a quiet place. It takes time to quiet your mind and your heart before the Lord. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

A relationship with God simply cannot grow when money, sins, activities, favorite sports teams, addictions, or commitments are piled up on top of it. — Francis Chan

People who are obsessed with God have an intimate relationship with Him. They are nourished by God's Word throughout the day because they know that forty minutes on Sunday is not enough to sustain them for a whole week, especially when they will encounter so many distractions and alternative messages. — Francis Chan

In reality, not one of us will ever be worthy. It is useless to attempt earning it; you'll never feel ready. It is unknown and uncomfortable. But there really is a God who forgives everything and loves endlessly. — Francis Chan

In China I told pastors about how, in the West, we have these church buildings and how we go to services each week that last an hour or so. I told them how if we don't like the music or the message then we can go to different buildings and services... They all broke out into laughter. They thought I was the funniest guy they had ever seen. — Francis Chan

Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin. They don't genuinely hate sin and aren't truly sorry for it; they're merely sorry because God is going to punish them. Lukewarm people don't really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one. — Francis Chan

God has not had an identity crisis. He knows that he is Great and deserves to be the center of our lives. — Francis Chan

God doesn't want religious duty. He doesn't want a distracted, half-hearted, 'Fine, I'll read a chapter...now are You happy?' attitude. God wants His word to be a delight to us, so much that we meditate on it day and night. — Francis Chan

Christians today like to play it safe. We want to put ourselves in situations where we are safe 'even if there is no God.' But if we truly desire to please God, we cannot live that way. — Francis Chan

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

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. — Francis Chan

As we begin to focus more on Christ, loving Him and others becomes more natural. As long as we pursuing Him, we satisfied in Him. It is when we stop actively loving Him that we find ourselves restless and gravitating toward other means of fulfillment — Francis Chan

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

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.' — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

We have got to make disciples. Fun nights and pizza nights are not going to sustain us. — Francis Chan

...we are quick to rationalize our entertainment and priorities yet are slow to commit to serving God. — Francis Chan

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. — Francis Chan

Lukewarm people call 'radical' what Jesus expected of all His followers. — Francis Chan

There is nothing better than giving up everything and stepping into a passionate love relationship with God, the God of the universe who made galaxies, leaves, laughter, and me and you. — Francis Chan

Lukewarm people love others but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves. — Francis Chan

The fact is, Scripture is filled with divine actions that don't fit our human standards of logic or morality. But they don't need to, because we are the clay and He is the Potter. We need to stop trying to domesticate God or confine Him to tidy categories and compartments that reflect our human sentiments rather than His inexplicable ways. — Francis Chan

God wants to change us so much that it intrigues others. — Francis Chan

My existence was not random, nor was it an accident. God knew who He was creating, and He designed met for a specific work. [Ephesians 2:10] — Francis Chan

A person who is obsessed with Jesus knows that the best thing he can do is be faithful to his Savior in every aspect of his life, continually saying "Thank You!" to God. An obsessed person knows there can never be intimacy if he is always trying to pay God back or work hard enough to be worthy. He revels in his role as a child and friend of God. — Francis Chan

I want to live so that I am truly submitted to the Spirit's leading on a daily basis. Christ said its better for us that the Spirit came and I want to live like that is true. I don't want to keep crawling when I have the ability to fly. — Francis Chan

Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip of control. — Francis Chan

I love being in the ocean. I love the unpredictability of it- size of wave, animals you see, etc. — Francis Chan

In the midst of our failed attempts at loving Jesus, His grace covers us. — Francis Chan

Luke warm people are continually concerned with playing it safe; they are slaves to the god of control. This focus on safe living keeps them from sacrificing and risking for God. — Francis Chan

...there is still a need for those of us nestled deep within the Christian bubble to look beyond the status quo and critically assess the degree to which we are really living biblically. — Francis Chan

Hell is the backdrop that reveals the profound and unbelievable grace of the cross. It brings to light the enormity of our sin and therefore portrays the undeserved favor of God in full color. — Francis Chan

Life Lessons by Francis Chan

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  1. Francis Chan encourages us to take a closer look at our faith and to live out our faith in a way that is pleasing to God.
  2. He reminds us that our faith should be a priority in our lives, and that we should strive to be more like Jesus in our actions.
  3. He also encourages us to be bold in our faith, to share it with others, and to be willing to take risks in order to further God’s kingdom.

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