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Podcast with Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, You and Me Forever and Letters to the Church, and most recently Until Unity. For more resources from Crazy Love Ministries or to support the work of Crazy Love please visit our website at crazylove.org

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The ‘One Table’ Series (Ep. 1) | Can the Church Ever Be One Again?
57:35

Join Francis and Lisa Chan for a series of honest conversations with Vince and Jo Vitale about a seemingly impossible dream: unity in the Church.

In this episode, the Chans and Vitales probe into some foundational questions around pursuing unity: How can we ask honest questions about what we or others believe, despite our fears of being judged by others or facing our own doubts? How can we walk in constant humility to learn from those different from us without compromising the essentials? Is it naive to hope that the Church could ever be united again around one table?

Dec 01, 2022
Excitement Over the Movement of God | Francis Chan
50:52

We are living in a time like no other in the history of the Church. In this message given at Antioch's World Mandate conference, Francis Chan shares his excitement over the things that God is doing in the earth, and exhorts this generation to leave aside the free-thinking of our modern world and anchor itself in the ancient truth of God that unites all believers.

Nov 24, 2022
You Talk Too Much (Part 2) | Francis Chan
35:12

In the Old Testament, whenever the temple of God was mentioned, reverence, fear, and honor quickly followed. There was a great understanding that in the Temple, in the Holy of Holies dwelt the very real presence of God. Now, imagine you were there. How would you respond? In this week’s episode, Francis Chan, not only reminds of this truth but points us to 1 Corinthians 3 to reveal a truth about us, the body of Christ, that is often overlooked.

Nov 16, 2022
You Talk Too Much (Part 1) | Francis Chan
40:04

It is said that the average person speaks approximately 7000 words a day. Has it ever crossed your mind that if this is true for you, what percentage of those words were used for the purpose that God designed? In this week’s episode, Francis Chan, brings us through scripture to remind us of God’s heart for our words and the purpose for them.

Nov 10, 2022
Jesus Christ, Our Lifeline | Francis Chan
31:00

When Jesus established the Church in the New Testament, He created it to be unstoppable, powerful, beautiful, and different from the rest of the world. But for many, Sundays have become more religion and tradition than a place of worship. When you gather with your local church, what do you look for? Is it Jesus? In this week’s episode, Francis Chan encourages our hearts to seek Christ, that He would be our lifeline, the center of church and the center of our lives.

Nov 02, 2022
The Miracle of God in the Inner Being | Francis Chan
37:22

In the book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul prays that the church would be strengthened in the inner being, that God would do a miracle in their heart that would manifest itself in holiness and righteousness. In this week's episode, Francis Chan brings us through Scripture and reminds us how beautiful it is to know God and be known by Him.

Oct 27, 2022
How Deep the Father’s Love For Us | Francis Chan
56:15

One of the more beautiful Truths about God and man is that the Father loves us deeply, but the reality is, many people live as if this Truth wasn’t…true. In this weeks episode Francis Chan reminds us how deep the Father truly loves us and how this perfect love should be reflected in our gatherings as the Church.

Oct 20, 2022
Who’s the Cult? | Francis Chan
46:31

When you read the story of the early believers in the book of Acts, what goes through your mind? The way they live amongst each other, the way they love one another, it seems beautiful but for many people, their experience of the Church looks like quite the opposite. In this week’s episode, Francis Chan takes through the story of the early Church in Acts 4 and encourages us to not only pursue living like the biblical church but to believe the Holy Spirit can do in us what He did in them.

Oct 12, 2022
The End of the World | Francis Chan
41:21

For a lot of people, each day looks exactly the same. We wake up, we get dressed, we commute to work, we work, we go home, we sleep, and then it repeats all over again. When we live like that, it gets hard to see outside of our little bubble, and it’s quite easy to miss what God is doing everywhere else in the world. In this week’s episode, Francis Chan takes us to 1 Timothy 3 and shows us that there is a spiritual reality happening right now and if we pay attention, we’ll find our encouragement and bravery in the cross of Christ.

Oct 05, 2022
Filled with the Fullness of God | Francis Chan
32:48

It’s not difficult to live a life in pursuit of our own dreams and ambitions and while those things aren’t bad in itself, when you consider the reality of who God is, it’s hard to know Him and walk away unchanged. In this weeks episode Francis Chan brings us to Ephesians 3:14-18 and reminds us to search our hearts and understand what it means to be filled with the fullness of God according to all the riches of His glory.

Sep 28, 2022
Flirting with Disaster | Francis Chan
42:31

As human beings, it’s oftentimes much easier to talk about other people’s sin than it is to evaluate ourselves and assess our own lives in light of righteousness and holiness. In this week’s classic episode, Francis Chan reminds us to not flirt with disaster but to be diligent at taking every thought captive, addressing any sin, and bringing it to the cross.

Sep 21, 2022
The Holy Spirit’s Power and Our Effort (Part 2) | Francis Chan
50:48

When Jesus ascended into Heaven after His resurrection, He promised we would never be alone but rather, He would send His Comforter the Holy Spirit to indwell every Believer. In this week’s episode Francis Chan brings us back to 2 Peter and reminds us what it means to be led by the Holy Spirit in every area of our life.

Sep 14, 2022
The Holy Spirit’s Power and Our Effort | Francis Chan
47:48

If you took an assessment of your life - what would you say you work hardest at? For some, it’s your job or career, or raising your kids. Some would say its ministering to people, and while all these areas are important, the greatest thing you can do in your life is pursue Christ and His character. In this classic teaching, Francis Chan takes us to 2 Peter chapter 1 and reminds us what God thinks about holiness and character.

Sep 07, 2022
The Lordship of Christ | Francis Chan
34:02

What does it mean to call Jesus your “Lord?” And what impact should that have on our lives? In this week’s episode Francis Chan reminds us of the reality of God and explains how the Holy God of the Universe desires us and loves us but is also our authority.

Aug 31, 2022
When the Church Becomes One (Part 2) | Francis Chan
36:38

In a hyper-individualistic society, its easy to find answers in isolation and develop definitions for scriptural truths on our own. But have you ever thought about how you know what you know and whether it’s correct? In this week’s episode Francis Chan reminds us of humility in the church and how submission to authority is vital for unity in the body of Christ.

Aug 24, 2022
When the Church Becomes One (Part 1) | Francis Chan
33:52

In this day and age, experts believe that there is estimated to be more than 200 Christian denominations in the U.S. and a staggering 45,000 globally. As astonishing as that number is, is this what Jesus had in mind when He established the Church? In part 1 of this week’s episode, Francis Chan reminds us of the power and weight of what it means to be the Church - The Body of Christ - as Jesus intended.

Aug 17, 2022
Unity and the Fear of God | Francis Chan
31:10

The Apostle Paul desired that the church “stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” But sadly, in this day and age, the Church seems more divided than it's ever been. Francis Chan exhorts us with a message reminding us that unity in the body of Christ is worth fighting for but it must begin with a proper perspective of the holiness of Christ.

Aug 10, 2022
It’s Not About You | Francis Chan
33:17

When you read and study Scripture, what is your ultimate goal? Is it to find yourself in the story and focus on your needs? Or is it about something much bigger? In this week’s episode Francis Chan reminds us that Scripture isn’t about us. It’s always been about God from the very beginning. When we take a step back and maintain this perspective, it changes how we read and comprehend His Word, and ultimately how we give Him glory.

Aug 03, 2022
Not Just Yet | Francis Chan
25:41

The prayer of many committed followers of Christ is simply, “Here I am, send me.” But in our desire to be used by God, Francis Chan explains that we need to make sure we don’t forget the most important things – to see Him clearly, to remain humble, and to tremble at His Word.

Jul 27, 2022
The Lord is my Shepherd | Francis Chan
49:03

Walking with Jesus is the greatest joy of our lives. At the same time, we’re also navigating life’s challenges. But when you read the Scriptures you see people walking into adversity with courage and confidence. In this week’s episode Francis Chan takes us through Psalm 23 and reminds us what it truly means for the Lord to be our Shepherd.

Jul 20, 2022
God’s Thoughts vs. Our Thoughts | Francis Chan
41:54

When you’re studying the Bible, and you come across scriptures that just seem a little strange, what do you do? Do you just ignore it and keep reading? Or maybe try to rationalize it in the hopes that somehow it will make sense? In this week’s episode, Francis Chan explains how to approach those times when God’s thoughts just don’t line up with ours.

Jul 14, 2022
One in Christ | Francis Chan
30:36

We live in a culture that celebrates independence. We love to hear stories of people who take on the world by themselves and overcome the odds to become a success. But oftentimes, that mentality can impact how we view the Church. In this week’s episode, Francis Chan shares from his heart how the Lord has convicted him of the importance of unity and the need to be built together, as living stones, into His temple.

Jul 06, 2022
A Church That Loves A Hurting World | Francis Chan
44:38

For those of us that have been walking with Christ for many years, there’s a tendency to become so familiar with some portions of scripture that we are desensitized to their weight and urgency. In this week’s episode, Francis Chan brings us to Matthew 25 and reminds us how important it is to love the “least of these” in light of Jesus and eternity.

Jun 29, 2022
Slow Down and Show Grace | Francis Chan
39:54

How do you respond when things get stressful? For a lot of us, we react with anger or annoyance. But what if there was a better way? In this week’s episode, Francis Chan points us to James 1:19. He reminds us what it means to slow down and show grace in situations like these and to approach things with the same grace and patience God shows us.

Jun 22, 2022
Reviving Our Heart for Worship | Francis Chan
41:43

As time moves forward it is quite easy to be frustrated, angry, and maybe even depressed at the world’s current state. You look around and things seem to be falling apart. You look inside yourself to muster up your own peace but can’t find it there either. In this classic teaching from Francis Chan, we’re reminded to look up, at God, and consider how the Scriptures describe Him, because having a high view of God changes our perspective of the entire world. We pray that your heart of worship is elevated towards God today.

Jun 15, 2022
Texting God | Francis Chan
48:01

Life is moving so quickly. We are constantly jumping from one thing to the other, balancing time between work and family and personal life. Have you ever thought to check where God is in the midst of all of it? Because oftentimes we forget to make Jesus our priority. In this week’s episode Francis Chan brings us through 1 Peter 1-2 in order to remind us how sweet it is to spend quality time with the One who loved us first - JESUS.

 

Jun 09, 2022
100 Cities Training | A Conversation with Francis Chan, Andy Byrd, and Jimmy Seibert
27:25

If you look at the current spiritual condition of America, I think we all would agree that our nation needs the Good News of Jesus now more than ever. This week, Francis Chan along with Andy Byrd of YWAM Kona and Jimmy Seibert of Antioch Movement in Waco, Texas discuss the heart and vision behind the 100 Cities Training – a new initiative to equip and send out missionaries to plant churches in the 100 most unreached cities in America. We pray that today’s episode inspires you to take action and obey Christ’s command of the Great Commission.

Jun 01, 2022
Obsessed with Christ | Francis Chan
31:52

There are so many things in our modern world that pull for our attention – entertainment, media, our jobs. Even as Christians we can be so focused on doing good works that we miss the most important thing – falling in love with the person of Jesus and being known by Him. This week, Francis Chan challenges us to evaluate our hearts and truly make Jesus the central focus of our lives.

May 27, 2022
A Conversation with Vince and Jo Vitale | Francis Chan
50:14

The Apostle Peter tells us in 1 Peter to “sanctify Christ as Lord in our hearts, and to always be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in us.” In this week’s episode, Francis Chan sits down with Apologists, Vince and Jo Vitale. Together, they speak on what it means to not only love Jesus with our heart and soul and strength, but to love Him with our minds as well. We pray this episode stirs a passion for Jesus and aligns your heart to love others like He does.

May 20, 2022
The Millennial Generation and the Future of the Church | Francis Chan
26:57

In a world saturated with false teachings and a desperate craving for popularity and fame, it can be difficult to keep truth at the center of our lives. In this weeks episode, Francis Chan takes us through Second Corinthians 4 and reminds us not to rely on our own wisdom or strategies to draw people to God; but that the gospel of Jesus Christ is powerful in itself.

May 11, 2022
A Life Fully Surrendered | Francis Chan
44:04

If you were to assess your life right now, what would you say is the primary focus? Is it success or achieving the "American Dream?" Or perhaps  it’s something smaller like social media or tv? In this week’s episode Francis Chan reminds us that the best time to be fully committed to the mission of Christ is right now. We have no time to waste.

May 04, 2022
Dying to Self | Francis Chan
42:28

It can be argued that one of the greatest problems plaguing our churches today is pride and narccissm. 2 Timothy tells us that in the last days people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant and abusive which would take away from the command to love and serve others. In this week’s episode Francis Chan encourages us through Philippians 2 and reminds us how all-satisfying it is to gaze at the beauty of God instead of staring at ourselves.

Apr 27, 2022
Not In Eloquence, But In The Spirit | Francis Chan
58:34

For some people, the Great Commission can seem like a daunting task. Oftentimes, it turns into strategies that are more dependent on the flesh than the Spirit. But Jesus promised to always be with us. In this week’s episode, Francis Chan reminds us of this truth as he discusses 1 Corinthians 2.

Apr 20, 2022
The Wrath of God | Francis Chan
17:43

When we think of God, it’s quite easy for us to worship Him for His faithfulness, goodness, and love. These are true of God and reason to worship Him. But how often do we consider worshipping Him as being a God of Wrath?  In today’s episode, Francis Chan takes us through Deuteronomy 31 and 32 and reminds us of how worthy God is of praise and worship…even in His wrath. 

Apr 14, 2022
The Church Intensive | Sean Brakey, Rob Zabala, Francis Chan
48:25

In today’s episode Francis is joined by the Directors of the Church Intensive, Sean Brakey and Rob Zabala. The Church Intensive is a ministry of Crazy Love called to serve the global church and help train and encourage pastors, church planters, and leaders. Francis shares how the Church Intensive began and what the Lord is speaking to him regarding some of the current challenges facing the church. We pray that this discussion encourages you and helps ignite a passion to see the church be faithful to its Biblical calling.

Apr 06, 2022
The Cross (Pt. 4) | Francis Chan
35:29

In 1873 there was a man named Horatio Spafford and after the tragic death of his four children and two years after his four year old son’s death, he took pen to paper and wrote the words, “When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul. Horatio Spafford deeply understood that no matter his lot in life, the greatest dilemma with his soul was solved by the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross. In this week’s episode, Francis Chan takes us to Luke 23 and reminds us of this unspeakable joy that comes from Jesus’ death.

Mar 30, 2022
The Cross (Pt. 3) | Francis Chan
26:35

When you wake up in the morning, do you ever consider the most important thing you have to do that day? For most of us, our first thoughts focus on ourselves or crossing out items on our To Do list. In this weeks episode, Francis Chan helps us understand that the most important thing we can do in a day is make time to tell Jesus how grateful we are for the cross. He brings us through the scene leading up to the cross in Luke 23 and reminds us what Jesus really came to save us from.

Mar 23, 2022
The Cross (Pt. 2) | Francis Chan
33:15

For many people, we read the scene in Luke 22 and can quickly judge Peter in his denial of Christ, but have you ever thought about how many times we’ve denied Christ in our own lives. This week, as we draw nearer to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, Francis Chan continues to walk us through the scene from Luke 22. He helps us consider it’s not only thinking about the times we have denied Jesus, but like Peter, understanding the weight of our sin and prayerfully repenting. We hope that you find this episode especially encouraging and that you’re given a fresh revelation of the worth of Jesus Christ.

Mar 16, 2022
A Short Update from Francis Chan
15:01

Since the beginning of the year, Francis Chan and Crazy Love Ministries have been led by God into incredible opportunities. In this weeks episode, Francis provides an update on how the Lord has been speaking to him through prayer and the Scriptures. He shares amazing stories from the 50 Days of Prayer Initiative and how God’s favor has been clearly felt throughout. We pray that you find this episode especially encouraging and that you’re given a fresh revelation of the worth of Jesus Christ. 

Mar 09, 2022
The Cross (Pt. 1) | Francis Chan
32:46

As we walk into the Easter season it’s not hard for many to get distracted from the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And while it’s easy to get lost in the chaos of the world, the greatest hope that we have comes when we keep our eyes on the cross. In this week’s episode, we revisit an old message from Francis Chan as he brings us through the scene in the garden of Gethsemane found in Luke 22. He encourages us to consider the lengths at which Jesus gave Himself over to in order for us to have an eternal relationship with Him. We pray that this message brings you nearer to Him and gives you a fresh revelation of the worth of Jesus.

Mar 02, 2022
Relationship Q&A with Francis and Lisa Chan (Pt. 2)
38:16

To anyone with experience…raising children can have its difficulties, but even in those times, God’s immeasurable greatness can still be felt. In this week’s episode we continue with Part 2 of a question and answer session between Francis and Lisa Chan and members from YWAM Kona. The Chan’s share their experiences raising their 7 children, lessons they’ve learned individually and as a family and how the overwhelming goodness of God can be seen all throughout. We pray that this message brings you nearer to Him and gives you a fresh revelation of the worth of Jesus.

Feb 24, 2022
Relationship Q & A with Francis and Lisa Chan (Pt. 1)
55:30

If you had the opportunity to ask Francis and Lisa Chan a question about relationships, what would it be? In this week’s episode we begin a 2 part message with Francis and Lisa as they answer a few unscripted questions from some of the young leaders from YWAM Kona. The Chan’s share their heart on dating, marriage, and how to keep Jesus at the center of it all. We appreciate you joining us this week. We pray that you find this episode especially encouraging snd that it brings you closer in your walk with the Lord. 

Feb 16, 2022
Living Courageously | Francis Chan
44:43

Whether it be from experience or theoretical, we all have some understanding of courage and cowardice. Webster defines a coward as “a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things.”  Scripture on the other hand takes that to a new level and shows us numerous examples of spiritual courage both for the Church and the individual. In this week’s episode, we go back to a classic sermon from Francis Chan as he unfolds what courage (and cowardice) looks like according to God and the Bible.

Feb 09, 2022
Pray Like Paul | Francis Chan
30:45

Charles Spurgeon once wrote, “Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom.” If you were to examine your own prayer life, what are you asking for? What are you asking for others? In this week’s episode, Francis Chan looks at the prayer of Paul found in Ephesians 3 and challenges us to desire the deeper things of God: to be strengthened in our inner being, to know the love of Christ, and to be filled with the fullness of God.

Feb 03, 2022
You’re Not That Big | Francis Chan
33:55

From Noah to Moses to David, from cover to cover, the story of the Bible is about more than the character on the page. It’s about God and His plan for all creation. But sadly, for many Christians, we read the Bible and look at our lives thinking it’s all about us. While our lives do play a part in the story, we are far from being the main character. In this classic teaching, Francis Chan reminds us that there is a greater Story and at the center of that Story, there is a King, Jesus upon whom everything depends. When we view our lives with a proper Biblical perspective everything begins to change.

Jan 26, 2022
The Danger of Becoming Self-Righteous | Francis Chan
35:19

If you were to ask someone right now, “Are you a good person?” what response would you expect to hear? For the vast majority of people in America, we would determine how “good” we are by comparing ourselves to others rather than to Jesus, Himself. In this  classic teaching, Francis Chan confronts the sin of pride by taking a look at the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector found in Luke 18. He reminds us that, in order to guard against over confidence and self-righteousness, we need to remember who is ultimately our final Judge. 

Jan 19, 2022
Shallow Prayer...Shallow Church | Francis Chan
30:25

Imagine someone offers to pray for you, what would be the first thing you’d request prayer for? Many  times, the focus of our prayers is on our physical needs or our relationships. But how often do we pray with the depth and fervor of the Apostle Paul? In this this week’s episode, Pastor Francis Chan expounds on the prayer of Paul found in Ephesians chapter 1. We pray that you would be inspired to pray like Paul for all the saints and the local churches across the globe. This message was taken from Forerunner Christian Church on November 27, 2021. 

Jan 12, 2022
God’s Love in Action | Francis Chan
27:11

How do you know that God loves you? And what is the proof that His love is alive in you? In this week’s message, Pastor Francis Chan reminds us that the evidence of God’s Spirit in our lives is fruit – outer works that reveal the Father’s love overflowing to those in need around us. When we become doers of His Word, and not just hearers, we will find true joy. This message was taken from Forerunner Christian Church on June 12, 2021.

Jan 05, 2022
God’s Transforming Love | Francis Chan
34:02

If you watch the news and consider the current state of the world, it’s obvious that we are in desperate need of the Spirit of God. But what is it that creates an atmosphere for His Spirit to move? Is it a perfectly manicured church service or a clever sermon? Is it a big budget and a large campus? Or do we need something deeper? In this week’s episode, Pastor Francis explains the powerful change that can take place as we receive the love and mercy of God and extend that love to others. This message was taken from Forerunner Christian Church on May 1st, 2021.

Dec 29, 2021
The Beginning of Wisdom
25:37

In this week’s episode, Pastor Francis Chan poses a sobering question to all Christians. Do you believe the truth of Scripture above your own thoughts and feelings? And if so, do your actions reflect it? In a culture that is drifting further and further away from God, Pastor Francis reminds us that now is the time to simply, and lovingly, speak His truth to the world. This message is from the Azusa Pacific University Chapel on December 9, 2019.

Dec 22, 2021
The Power of the Word of God | Francis Chan
44:08

When we read scripture, there is a clear difference between when man is speaking and when God is speaking. Hebrews 4:12 describes the Word of God as living and active. While good sermon messages from powerful preachers can be helpful and encouraging, it is only God’s words that have the ability to change us in a way that far surpasses the thoughts of man. In this week’s episode Paster Francis Chan shows us how abiding in His Word has the power to change how we see the world and our role within it. 

Dec 16, 2021
Describing God | Francis Chan
26:32

When you think of God, what comes to mind? Does it align with how the Bible describes God? AW Tozer said, “The most important thing about you is what you think about when you think about GOD” In this week’s episode, Pastor Francis Chan encourages us to look at God through the lens of Scripture with reverence and a holy fear. We learn  that an accurate picture of what God is like can change not only the way you pray, but also your entire way of life.

Dec 01, 2021
The Great Commission and the Next Generation - Part 2 | Andy Byrd
51:00

Last week we started a two-part sermon series from our friend in the ministry, Andy Byrd of YWAM Kona. In this week’s episode, Andy continues his message on the current state of evangelism and missions in the 21st century. In this powerful teaching, he explains that the way to see the next spiritual awakening in the US and around the world is when the strategy of the Great Commission connects to the heart of the Great Commission.

Nov 24, 2021
The Great Commission and the Next Generation - Part 1 | Andy Byrd
31:07

During the last few weeks, Crazy Love was honored to welcome Andy Byrd of YWAM Kona. In this week’s episode Andy discusses the current state of evangelism  and the Great Commission in the 21st century. He explains a few of the challenges he seen as well as the opportunities facing today's church. Andy has been with YWAM for over 15 years, traveling to numerous countries with a heart to ignite this generation and the future to go nation to nation fulfilling the Great Commission.

Nov 18, 2021
An Update from Francis Chan
21:05

As many of you know, near the beginning of 2020, Pastor Francis Chan and his family followed God's lead and moved to Asia to work with the local church there. In this week's episode we sit down with Pastor Francis Chan as he provides us with an update on what's been going on this past year from his time in Hong Kong to his transition back into the US. He also shares with us a few of the things God has put on his heart along the journey he's currently on regarding unity in the church across the greater Body of Christ.

Nov 10, 2021
A New Season of Power in the Church | Francis Chan
25:12

When you woke up this morning, did you come to God with an expectation for Him to move in power today? In this week’s episode, Pastor Francis Chan shares the importance of approaching God with expectation and faith. He explains how he believes there is a new season at hand for the Church in America where faith is tested and worship is elevated. Now is not the time to compromise on our worship towards God. He deserves and expects our very best, wanting to see unity in His body. This message was taken from Forerunner Christian Church on May 8th, 2021.

Nov 04, 2021
The Unity of Communion | Francis Chan
49:39

When you think about “church”, how do you imagine it looking like? What do you actually believe about “church” and the body of Christ? Have you ever thought about how you’ve reached those conclusions? Is it based on what you were taught or maybe your own prior experiences? Or is it founded on what we see in the Word of God? In this week's episode, Pastor Francis Chan challenges the Church to not settle for an unsatisfying imitation of the real thing, but rather to pursue unity and Christ's vision for his bride. This message was from the We Are Church gathering at the FOX Theatre on October 17. 

Oct 20, 2021
The Intimacy of Communion | Francis Chan
43:54

There is a deep intimacy that takes place when we come together, in unity, at the Lord's table. God's desire is to commune with His Body, not just a collection of individuals. When we put aside our differences and join together to receive the Body and the Blood, something very special occurs.

Oct 13, 2021
The Sacredness of Communion | Francis Chan
56:13

For many Christians, the sacredness, holiness, and presence of God is thought to be more intense in the Old Testament compared to how one might assume God is in the New Testament. In this weeks episode, Pastor Francis Chan confronts this misconception as he continues on the topic of Communion. We learn that we have greater access to the power and presence of God today by our participation and partaking of the “Lord’s Supper”. He explains how we desperately need the Church body to come together for the institution of this holy sacrament. This message was from the We Are Church gathering at the Fox Theatre on October 3rd.

Oct 06, 2021
The Centrality of Communion | Francis Chan
54:19

For the early church, communion was the main reason to gather. Pastor Francis Chan speaks on the importance and the power that takes place when we partake in the Lord’s supper. Our hope and prayer is that communion would no longer be an afterthought in the church, but the presence of Christ and the breaking of bread would be central.

Sep 29, 2021
Rethinking Church
52:41
Francis Chan shares at the Rethinking Church | Rethinking Mission conference at McLean Bible Church on Oct. 12, 2018. In one of his most powerful sermons on the church, Francis talks about the nonnegotiable aspects of the church according to Scripture and what it means for the modern church.
Jan 10, 2019
We Are Church - Church Together, January 3, 2016
33:01
We Are Church - Church Together, January 3, 2016 by Francis Chan
Dec 20, 2018
Greater Than: Day 5
07:24
Day 5 of a video series produced by Next Step Ministries with Francis. For the study guide and more information about Next Step Ministries please visit: www.nextstepministries.com/films/
Oct 23, 2017
Greater Than: Day 4
06:49
Day 4 of a video series produced by Next Step Ministries with Francis. For the study guide and more information about Next Step Ministries please visit: www.nextstepministries.com/films/
Oct 17, 2017
Greater Than: Day 3
09:53
Day 3 of a video series produced by Next Step Ministries with Francis. For the study guide and more information about Next Step Ministries please visit: www.nextstepministries.com/films/
Oct 10, 2017
Greater Than: Day 2
09:34
Day 2 of a video series produced by Next Step Ministries with Francis. For the study guide and more information about Next Step Ministries please visit: www.nextstepministries.com/films/
Sep 25, 2017
Greater Than: Day 1
08:37
Day 1 of a video series produced by Next Step Ministries with Francis. For the study guide and more information about Next Step Ministries please visit: http://www.nextstepministries.com/films/
Sep 18, 2017
Week 19
12:32
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Jul 20, 2017
Week 18
04:24
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May 16, 2017
Week 17
17:25
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May 02, 2017
Week 16
18:45
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Apr 24, 2017
Week 15
16:36
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Apr 17, 2017
Week 14
18:50
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Apr 11, 2017
Week 13
14:29
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Apr 03, 2017
Week 12
23:18
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Mar 29, 2017
Week 11
08:23
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Mar 18, 2017
Week 10
15:20
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Mar 13, 2017
Week 9
18:38
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Mar 05, 2017
Week8
20:46
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Feb 28, 2017
Week7
23:45
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Feb 17, 2017
Week6
18:46
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Feb 14, 2017
Week5
14:46
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Feb 08, 2017
Week 4
25:25
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Jan 28, 2017
Week 2
20:30
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Jan 28, 2017
Week 3
20:36
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Jan 28, 2017
Week 1
24:13
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Jan 28, 2017
18: The Book of 1 Peter
05:37
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Dec 27, 2016
17: The Book of Hebrews
13:45
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Dec 12, 2016
16: The Book of 2 Thessalonians and 1 & 2 Timothy
22:32
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Dec 01, 2016
15: The Book of 1 Thessalonians
25:56
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Nov 28, 2016
14: The Book of Galatians, Ephesians and Philippians
26:58
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Nov 23, 2016
13: The Book of 2 Corinthians
28:53
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Nov 11, 2016
12: The Book of 1 Corinthians
20:40
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Nov 04, 2016
11: The Book of Romans, Part 2
21:56
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Oct 27, 2016
10: The Book of Romans, Part 1
24:05
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Oct 19, 2016
9: The Book of Acts, Part 1
26:32
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Oct 15, 2016
8: The Book of Luke, Part 2
17:00
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Oct 07, 2016
7: The Book of Luke, Part 1
21:50
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Sep 29, 2016
6: The Book of John, Part 2 (with Lisa Chan)
23:03
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Sep 21, 2016
5: The Book of John, Part 1
16:56
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Sep 13, 2016
4: Matthew 17-28
22:04
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Sep 08, 2016
3: Matthew 1-16
31:31
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Sep 01, 2016
2: The Book of 2 Chronicles
36:11
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Aug 25, 2016
1: The Book of 1 & 2 Chronicles
31:58
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Aug 18, 2016
Popular Lies Christians Believe (Saved Festival, Philippines)
58:02
Popular Lies Christians Believe (Saved Festival, Philippines) by Francis Chan
Jan 18, 2016
Living Under The Authority Of Jesus (Urbana 2015)
28:48
Living Under The Authority Of Jesus (Urbana 2015) by Francis Chan
Jan 11, 2016
Embracing Suffering (We Are Church - November 2015)
44:39
Embracing Suffering (We Are Church - November 2015) by Francis Chan
Dec 07, 2015
I Am The True Vine (Oxygen 2014)
52:13
I Am The True Vine (Oxygen 2014) by Francis Chan
Oct 26, 2015
Taking Back What The Enemy Stole From Us (Church Of God Convention 2015)
01:11:10
Taking Back What The Enemy Stole From Us (Church Of God Convention 2015) by Francis Chan
Oct 19, 2015
Make Every Effort (Passion 2014)
47:18
Make Every Effort (Passion 2014) by Francis Chan
Oct 12, 2015
Church Together (We Are Church - August 2015)
30:16
Church Together (We Are Church - August 2015) by Francis Chan
Sep 28, 2015
Fight For Authenticity (PALCON 2014)
52:29
Fight For Authenticity (PALCON 2014) by Francis Chan
Sep 07, 2015
How To Get To Heaven From Silicon Valley (ALCF)
48:54
How To Get To Heaven From Silicon Valley (ALCF) by Francis Chan
Aug 23, 2015
The Holiness Of God (ALCF)
57:50
The Holiness Of God (ALCF) by Francis Chan
Aug 17, 2015
Ephesians 3:14-19 (Focus On The Family Chapel)
33:19
Ephesians 3:14-19 (Focus On The Family Chapel) by Francis Chan
Aug 10, 2015
Church Together (We Are Church - July 2015)
36:03
Church Together (We Are Church - July 2015) by Francis Chan
Aug 03, 2015
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Reality Carpinteria)
55:44
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Reality Carpinteria) by Francis Chan
Jul 13, 2015
For Those Who Don't Enjoy Evangelism (Oxygen 2014)
49:31
For Those Who Don't Enjoy Evangelism (Oxygen 2014) by Francis Chan
Jul 06, 2015
How Deep The Father's Love For Us (Alliance Council)
55:28
How Deep The Father's Love For Us (Alliance Council) by Francis Chan
May 26, 2015
Watermark’s Marriage Ministry Conference
44:14
Watermark’s Marriage Ministry Conference by Francis Chan
Apr 22, 2015
Fight The Good Fight (The Porch)
01:02:17
Fight The Good Fight (The Porch) by Francis Chan
Apr 20, 2015