One Can Happen

January 17, 2011

Francis Chan Freedom Quotes!

Filed under: Francis Chan,FreedomQuotes,FUN or AMAZING Stuff!,Revival • ONE! — Jeff Fenske @ 6:56 pm

Francis Chan

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“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”
— 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.”
— Francis Chan

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“Lukewarm living and claiming Christ’s name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

[Y]ou have to stop loving and pursuing Christ in order to sin. When you are pursuing love, running toward Christ, you do not have opportunity to wonder, *Am I doing this right?* or *Did I serve enough this week?* When you are running toward Christ, you are freed up to serve, love, and give thanks without guilt, worry or fear. As long as you are running, you’re safe.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“Both worry and stress reek of arrogance.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“…when we love God, we naturally run to Him-frequently and zealously. Jesus didn’t command that we have a regular time with Him each day. Rather, He tells us to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ He called this the ‘first and greatest commandment’ (Matt. 22:37-38). The results are intimate prayer and study of His Word. Our motivation changes from guilt to love.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“Are we in love with God or just His stuff?”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“We don’t get to decide who God is.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“He does not have to know us so well, but He chooses to.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“This book is written for those who want more Jesus. It is for those who are bored with what American Christianity offers. It is for those who don’t want to plateau, those who would rather die before their convictions do.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“Lukewarm people love others but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“God’s art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what He is like.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“Lukewarm people think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“No worship is better than apathetic worship.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“Allow God to be as creative with you as He is with each of us.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“…our concern is more about going to heaven than loving the King.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

“The concept of downsizing so that others might upgrade is biblical, beautiful…and nearly unheard of. We either close the gap or don’t take the words of the Bible literally.”
— Francis Chan (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

‎”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 (Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God)

Related:

Francis Chan Freedom Quotes: Lukewarm People — “Lukewarm people call ‘radical’ what Jesus expected of ALL His followers.” — “Lukewarm people feel secure because they attend church, made a profession of faith at age twelve, were baptized, come from a Christian family, vote Republican….” & More

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God at Amazon [paperback, Kindle, and audio editions]

Francis Chan left his 1600 member church to reassess. “There’s a LACK OF PEACE in so many people … WE PRETEND.” “There is this NARROW ROAD … FEW will find it.” “Let’s go back to what THE TRUTH has always been…and has NEVER BEEN POPULAR.”

John Tesh & Friends [including Francis]: How Important is FORGIVENESS in a Relationship? | FORGIVING: Our GREATEST OPPORTUNITY to SHOW the LOVE of Christ!

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God?

All of my Francis Chan posts (10 posts per page; latest appear first)

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6 Comments »

  1. All I can say is, God has used Francis Chan to change my life forever. I am 60 years old, but I know it’s never too late to serve God is Spirit and in TRUTH. My husband and I have always been rather radical in our walk. But look out world you ain’t seen nothing compared to the “Crazy Love” life we have purposed to live for the Mighty Awesome God we serve!

    Comment by Debi Pannell — January 28, 2011 @ 4:46 am | Reply

  2. Francis Chan what an example of how to really love Jesus, christians are too normal with loving God, we need to love God in the most radical way, that makes us do crazy things for God!

    Comment by Anonymous — July 7, 2011 @ 10:01 am | Reply

  3. I am not concerned with Gods will for my life, because he has it under control, i am however concerned with falling in love with God more and more everyday, the more i get to know him the more i fall for him… how amazing is my KING!!!! i love u Jesus!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous — July 14, 2011 @ 11:49 am | Reply

  4. Jeff,

    Francis Fran preaches eternal security. Did you not know this?

    Comment by Anonymous — February 1, 2012 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

  5. thanks for this! i’ve only recently heard of francis chan, but everything i’ve heard is absolutely wonderful, so i think it’s high time i pick up one of his books!
    thanks again,
    tanya

    Comment by tanya@truthinweakness — April 12, 2012 @ 7:06 pm | Reply


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