Francis Chan: Have You Lost Your Love?


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Lukewarm people

Francis Chan Urges Believers to Reject ‘Cop-Out’ Christianity, Lose Your Life for the Gospel

(PHOTO: PULSE)Francis Chan addresses thousands of Christians gathered at Together 2016 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2016.

WASHINGTON — Francis Chan is calling on Christians to be willing to give up their lives for Jesus and not compromise the Gospel by hiding behind otherwise good causes.

Speaking on the main stage Saturday night on the National Mall before tens of thousands assembled from all 50 states at America’s Tent of Meeting sponsored by Awaken the Dawn, Chan encouraged believers to be willing to lay down their lives for Christ and to not shrink back from being bold.


Francis Chan: Stop Idolizing Your Family

The difference between a casual fan and a diehard fan

The difference between a casual fan and a diehard fan is similar to the difference between those who are desperate for Jesus and those who are not. It shouldn’t matter who is teaching or what songs are sung as long as Jesus is honored and celebrated. Jesus isn’t interested in people who will follow Him only if everything is just right. He loves us regardless, of course. But let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that the casual approach many take to following Jesus is true discipleship. He isn’t lucky to have us. He’s not blessed by our weekly attendance at a ninety-minute worship service; He doesn’t need the twenty dollars we throw into the offering plate. There are people dying for their faith around the world. People in the poorest parts of the world gather together in the face of opposition without coffee or convenient parking.

I once heard Francis Chan say that the book of Acts with his least favorite book of the Bible, because rather than anyone in America read the account of the birth an expansion of the early church and said, “Wow that is just like my church.” Because the disparity between the early church and the 21st Century American churches so great, we have to resign ourselves to the idea “that was then” and come up with reasons why that stuff doesn’t happened today. Francis made the point that the early church was unstoppable–– in the face of persecution, torture, imprisonment, it continued to grow. Nothing could stop it. But the church today is very stoppable. Just change the service times or worship styles or teaching methods, and people will church shop elsewhere. We have lost any sense of desperation that it all hinges on Jesus and that unless he shows up we are done for.

Mike Erre, Astonished: Recapturing the Wonder, Awe, and Mystery of Life with God (pp. 130-131). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.

Francis Chan: There’s no Such Thing as a Lukewarm Christian

Francis Chan: There’s no Such Thing as a Lukewarm Christian

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Every week, millions of Americans line the pews of churches, hearing messages of hope, encouragement, and exhortation to go out and make disciples. Ideally, we spend the rest of the week making connections with others, sharing our lives and the gospel with those who need it. But what if we are missing a segment of people who need saving—inside the church?

What a tragedy it would be to see those who think they are Christians ultimately spit from the mouth of God at the end of days.

In this short video from Kingdom Warriors, Francis Chan is posed with the question: Are lukewarm Christians saved? He speaks humbly but challenges us to look at what the Bible says about those who are lukewarm in their faith, and calls them out as unbelievers.

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