4 Reasons We Must Be Different Than The World

– Francis Chan

SALT STINGS

Salt that stays in the shaker never makes a difference, but salt that gets out of the shaker and into the world will enhance the flavor of life for those around them, but this same salt will also sting those who are infected with sin (as we once were). Even a paper cut with salt on it stings like crazy, but salt is also a preservative, and in ancient times (and today), it acted as a preservative agent, so we have the preserving message of the gospel which brings eternal life to those who receive it. If we remain in the salt shaker, we’re no different from the world, and that’s a sign that something’s very wrong.

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3 Extreme ways to help others

“I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.”

– Francis Chan

A GENEROUS LOVE

Years ago, I remember hearing a pastor saying, “Never resist a generous impulse.” On one occasion he was standing behind a single mother of 3 and she was in tears while searching for enough change to pay her grocery bill, so the pastor had a generous impulse. He handed the cashier a twenty dollar bill, and the woman looked at him and said, “Thank you” while tears were streaming down her face. God wants us to love others in such an extreme way that we make a difference in the world.

A RADICAL LOVE

What does a radical love look like? How about this; Christ died for the weak and ungodly (us) (Rom 5:6), Christ died for the unrighteous (us) (Rom 5:7), Christ died for sinners (us) Rom 5:8), and Christ died for the enemies of God (us) (Rom 5:10), so helping others should not depend on their goodness, but upon the goodness of God.

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Francis Chan—Rethinking Church

Chan’s ideas are challenging – and not for everyone, but worth listening to

http://churchleaders.com/pastors/videos-for-pastors/266307-francis-chan-rethinking-church.html

Francis Chan: Stop Idolizing Your Family

http://churchleaders.com/pastors/videos-for-pastors/275963-francis-chan-a-challenge-to-the-church.html

True discipleship

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If Everyone Knew How to Read the Bible, It Would Change Church as We Know It

http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/videos-for-pastors/288753-francis-chan-everyone-knew-read-bible-change-church-know.html

How Francis Chan Encounters the Holy Spirit Through His Own Preaching

http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/videos-for-pastors/254939-francis-chan-encounters-holy-spirit-preaching.html