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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
    tags: belief  god 
     
    God didn't just give a little for us; He gave His best. He gave Himself.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: god 
     
    Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: live  wrong 
     
    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
    Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: crazy  faith 
     
    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
    Jesus said go and make disciples, but so often we just sit and make excuses
    — Francis Chan
    tags: jesus  disciple 
     
    He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a 'Christian' without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.
    — Francis Chan
    The truth is that the Spirit of the living God is guaranteed to ask you to go somewhere or do something you wouldn't normally want or choose to do. The Spirit will lead you into the way of the cross, as He led Jesus to the cross, and that is definitely not a safe or pretty or comfortable place to be. The Holy Spirit of God will mold you into the person you were made to be"
    — Francis Chan
    tags: truth  people  living  god  jesus  holy  spirit 
     
    Don't fall into the trap of studying the Bible without doing what it says.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: bible 
     
    Be careful not to turn others' lives into the mold for your own...we have a #"Ž God who is a #"Ž Creator not a #"Ž Duplicator .
    — Francis Chan
    tags: live  god 
     
    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
    We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: live  god 
     
    Life is about Jesus. We are not here to tell our story, but His.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: jesus  stories 
     
    God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: live  god  definition 
     
    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
    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.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: peace  joy  world  knowing  god 
     
    Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: failure  fear 
     
    The world says love yourself, grab all you can, follow your heart. Jesus says deny yourself, grab your cross and follow me.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: heart  world  jesus 
     
    The greatest knowledge we can ever have is knowing God treasures us.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: knowing  god 
     
    ...our concern is more about going to heaven than loving the King.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: loving  heaven 
     
    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
    tags: live  care  god 
     
    The stress that some of us feel - it's a lack of faith, it really is.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: stress  faith 
     
    Trust whatever He has for you. It will be better than anything you can plan for yourself.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: trust 
     
    A disciple is a disciple maker.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: disciple 
     
    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
    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
    tags: christ 
     
    We need to be more concerned about who we are before God than our reputation before people.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: people  god 
     
    Making disciples isn't about gathering pupils to listen to your teaching. The real focus is not on teaching people at all"the focus is on loving them.
    — 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
    tags: help  facts  god 
     
    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
    tags: world  identity  lost  gospel 
     
    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
    tags: facts  praise  god  worship 
     
    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
    We are most alive when we are loving and actively giving ourselves because we were made to do these things.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: giving  loving 
     
    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
    tags: people  christ 
     
    Lukewarm living and claiming Christ's name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: living  god  christ 
     
    We don't get to decide who God is.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: god 
     
    The point of your life is to point to Him. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His.
    — Francis Chan
    tags: god 
     
    Frankly, you need to get over yourself. It might sound harsh, but that's seriously what it means [1 Corinthians 10:31].
    — Francis Chan
    Has your relationship with God changed the way you live your life?
    — Francis Chan
    tags: live  god  relationship 
     
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    francis chan
    Birth    : August 31, 1967
    Occupation  : Pastor