#Verge13 :: Francis Chan

franchanFrancis Chan (August 31, 1967) is an American preacher. He is the former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA, a church he and his wife started in 1994. He is also the Founder and Chancellor of Eternity Bible College and author of the best-selling book, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, which came out in 2009. He released his second book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit in August 2009. His other works include Erasing Hell in 2011, Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples in 2012, and the Basic Series by Francis Chan, a DVD series started in 2010. He also sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact.


  • Discipleship can be so hard, and so depressing sometimes.
  • Don’t we all just want to see someone who is dead in their trespasses and sins, and see that person be filled with Jesus, and come alive!
  • Isn’t that the greatest joy?!
  • I want to be a part of a gathering where there is supernatural love.
  • Have you ever been a part of a group, where if an unbeliever walked in, they would say, “There is no way a group of people could love each other that much?”
  • I feel like some of us have given up on that dream. So we’ve tried to figure out other ways to attract people. I can fill a room, but I don’t have any control over what else happens spiritually.
  • I want the day to come when the world looks on at the church, and they are shocked to the point of fear.
  • I feel like we have this mindset, where we know we can prepare a service, so that even if the holy spirit doesn’t show up, then it’ll still be good. The problem with this zone is that we don’t get the level of the holy spirit.
  • How many of us have ever gone into a situation and purposefully made ourselves look dumber than we actually are.
  • Seriously, do you still believe in the power of the simple message that is found in the cross?
  • If we’re not careful we could spend our lives justifying our lack of fruit.

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