January 30, 2012

Notable and Quotable: Francis Chan

"For some reason, we don't think we need the Holy Spirit. We don't expect the Holy Spirit to act. Or if we do, our expectations are often misguided or self-serving. Given our talent set, experience, and education, many of us are fairly capable of living rather successfully (according to the world's standards) without any strength from the Holy Spirit. Even our church growth can happen without Him. Let's be honest: If you combine a charismatic speaker, a talented worship band, and some hip, creative events, people will attend your church. Yet this doesn't mean the Holy Spirit of God is actively working and moving in the lives of the people who are coming. It simply means you have created a space that is appealing enough to draw people in for an hour or two on Sunday."

Francis Chan, in his book Forgotten God

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