72 Francis Chan Quotes and Sayings on Prayer and Faith

Francis Chan founder of Cornerstone Church in California is known for living simply to help others.

He donated all the profits from his bestselling book “Crazy Love” to the Isaiah 58 Fund which assists the poor and victims of human trafficking.

His salary remained $36,000 from the church’s start in 1994 until he left in 2010.

Chan believed his fame was taking away from the church’s mission.

Francis Chan Quotes

After a missionary challenged the church’s focus they began giving away half of their budget to other ministries and nonprofits.

Chan continues writing and working on church projects in San Francisco.

Despite facing tragedy in his early years his faith grew stronger. He and his family continue to live modestly opening their home to those in need.

In this article, you will find the popular quotes by Francis Chan.

Best Francis Chan Quotes


Both worry and stress reek of arrogance. ~ Francis Chan.


When it’s hard and you are doubtful, give more. ~ Francis Chan.


We don’t get to decide who God is. ~ Francis Chan.

A disciple is a disciple maker. ~ Francis Chan.

Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate? ~ Francis Chan.


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.


God’s presence is all that matters. ~ Francis Chan.

We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness. ~ Francis Chan.

Life is about Jesus. We are not here to tell our story, but His. ~ Francis Chan.

The world needs Christians who don’t tolerate the complacency of their own lives. ~ Francis Chan.

Inspirational Francis Chan Quotes

True love requires sacrifice. ~ Francis Chan.


Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers. ~ Francis Chan.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. ~ Francis Chan.


We have control over our prayer life, our relationship with Jesus. ~ Francis Chan.

Sometimes we shrink from leadership because our pride makes us afraid of failure. That’s not humility. ~ Francis Chan.

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.


I want the joy of knowing that I am doing something with my life, the joy of battle. ~ Francis Chan.

When I don’t think biblically, I go nuts. I just go, ‘This is crazy.’ ~ Francis Chan.

Famous Francis Chan Quotes

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.

Worry implies that we don’t quite trust God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives. ~ Francis Chan.


Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy. ~ Francis Chan.

God never breaks His promises. ~ Francis Chan.

Popular Francis Chan Quotes

She cannot imagine spending her life more comfortable when so many people are desperate and dying throughout our world. ~ Francis Chan.


We often think of prayer as a means to an end. Prayer is the goal. ~ Francis Chan.

God didn’t just give a little for us; He gave His best. He gave Himself. ~ Francis Chan.

I’ve never felt a need to really respond to someone else’s writing. ~ Francis Chan.


Are we in love with God or just His stuff? ~ Francis Chan.

If life were stable, I’d never need God’s help. ~ Francis Chan.

Why would we need to experience the Comforter if our lives are already comfortable? ~ Francis Chan.

Jesus said go and make disciples, but so often we just sit and make excuses. ~ Francis Chan.

We live in a time when Christians need to be told that they are supposed to live like Christ. That’s Weird. ~ Francis Chan.

Top Francis Chan Quotes

The disciples obey because that’s what people do when someone rises from the dead and gives instructions. ~ Francis Chan.


I don’t want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit. ~ Francis Chan.

Christians are like manure: spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly. ~ Francis Chan.

God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love. ~ Francis Chan.

True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises. ~ Francis Chan.


We are here to love. Not much else matters. ~ Francis Chan.

Lukewarm people call ‘radical’ what Jesus expected of all His followers. ~ Francis Chan.

Salvation is all about the grace of God. There is absolutely nothing that you can do to save yourself or earn God’s favor. ~ Francis Chan.

The God who loans your life sees your every move, hears each word you speak, knows your every thought. You are seen by God. Noticed. Known. ~ Francis Chan.

Spiritual Francis Chan Quotes

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.


Don’t fall into the trap of studying the Bible without doing what it says. ~ Francis Chan.

We are each given different gifts and talents by our Master. The thing that matters most is how we use what we have been given, not how much we make or do compared to someone else. What matters is that we spend ourselves. ~ Francis Chan.

Every year in my life, I trust fewer and fewer people. ~ Francis Chan.

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.

The world says love yourself, grab all you can, follow your heart. Jesus says deny yourself, grab your cross and follow me. ~ Francis Chan.


Don’t let yourself forget. Soak it in and keep remembering what is true. He is everything. ~ Francis Chan.

True faith manifests itself through our actions. ~ Francis Chan.

There are just certain times I sense the Lord is wanting me to write, and so I write. ~ Francis Chan.

Francis Chan Quotes About Love

If life is a river, then pursuing Christ requires swimming upstream. When we stop swimming, or actively following Him, we automatically begin to be swept downstream. ~ Francis Chan.


Let us be eager to leave what is familiar for what is true. ~ Francis Chan.

Has your relationship with God changed the way you live your life? ~ 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.

Francis Chan Quotes About Prayer

If we never pray audacious, courageous prayers, how can He answer them? ~ Francis Chan.

The way we live out our days is the way we will live our lives. ~ Francis Chan.

Marriage is one of the most humbling, sanctifying journeys you will ever be a part of. It forces us to wrestle with our selfishness and pride. But it also gives us a platform to display love and commitment. ~ Francis Chan.


God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him. ~ Francis Chan.

My only prayer for my time with you is, God I just want these men and women to long for you. ~ Francis Chan.

If you want to see the big stuff that God has, you’ve got to take some risk and trust only in the Gospel. ~ Francis Chan.

We need to be more concerned about who we are before God than our reputation before people. ~ Francis Chan.

You find that the things you let go of while following Jesus were the things that were going to destroy you in the end. ~ Francis Chan.


The greatest knowledge we can ever have is knowing God treasures us. ~ Francis Chan.

I could be wrong about salvation. I could be wrong about a lot of things. ~ Francis Chan

I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them. ~ Francis Chan.

Just as you did not come to Christ on your own, neither will you remain in Christ on your own. ~ Francis Chan.

Grace is when you should be totally punished but are blessed for no reason. ~ Francis Chan.


Doesn’t every encounter with God only cause us to thirst for Him more? ~ Francis Chan.

In the craziness of our world, it takes tremendous effort to find a quiet place. It takes time to quiet your mind and your heart before the Lord. ~ Francis Chan.

God exists outside of time, and since we are within time, there is no way we will ever totally grasp that concept. ~ Francis Chan.

Short Francis Chan Quotes

Without action and fruit, all the theology in the world has little meaning. ~ Francis Chan.


My biggest concern for this generation is your inability to focus, especially in prayer. ~ Francis Chan.

Our lives should be more than just focusing on our marriage but on focusing our marriage toward what God’s mission is for us as a couple. ~ Francis Chan.

So these were the 72 quotes from Francis Chan.

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