Why would a series about church start with Fear God? It seems uncomfortable, counter cultural. Exactly.
One of the recurring themes we see in the Bible is the idea of fearing God. When it comes to fearing God, though, it seems like so many in the church today want to reduce this fear to some sort of reverence, or respect, or awe. It's almost like we want to apologize to our culture for having a God who tells us to fear him.
Is the fear that God talks about in the Bible really much more than we want to admit? Could it be that when the Bible says we're to fear God, it's not just respect.that it really means we're to be terrified of him? Could it be that a healthy fear—or terror—of a holy God really is the beginning of wisdom? Or could it be that this fear of God is what will ultimately lead us to the life that we were created to live.
Meet Francis Chan:
Francis Chan is senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. His debut book, Crazy Love, has sold over 900,000 copies and has been published in over ten languages. Francis and his family make their home in Southern California
The God of the universe is crazy about you! His love is the most powerful thing in the world and He wants to give it to you, so you can live for Him. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ, then read "Crazy Love" to be reminded and challenged in your walk. Sharing from his own life struggles and sacrifices, author Francis Chan issues a call for selfless, Christ-like living. Let the love you have received from God impact your life like never before.
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because 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.
The Crazy Love Study Resource helps you and your small group to dive deeper into God's love. A companion to the best-selling Crazy Love book, by pastor Francis Chan, this 10-week study follows a day-in-the-life of Francis in the form of ten, 10-minute segments that correspond to each chapter of Crazy Love. These thought-provoking teachings are designed spark discussion, interaction, and practical application of the Crazy Love message with small groups, churches, youth groups, and individuals.
Ten teaching segments with questions for small group discussion. Printable Small Group Study Guide. Behind-the-scenes footage and out takes.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and...the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit-the Helper-so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today's church has admired the gift but neglected to open it. Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power-the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan's invitation to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.
Table of Contents:
Introduction About the Cover Chapter 1: I've Got Jesus. Why Do I Need the Spirit? Chapter 2: What Are You Afraid Of? Chapter 3: Theology of the Holy Spirit 101 Chapter 4: Why Do You Want Him? Chapter 5: A Real Relationship Chapter 6: Forget About His Will for Your Life! Chapter 7: Supernatural Church Afterword
In this dynamic companion to the book Forgotten God, breakthrough author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results.
This seven-session video resource offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. It is designed to initiate and facilitate discussion, interaction and practical application of the message of Forgotten God.
Francis' thought-provoking teaching makes this a valuable resource for small groups, churches, youth groups, and college campus ministries.
Seven sessions for individual or group study.
Discussion questions and prompts led by Francis Chan.
Behind the scenes out-takes and additional bonus components.
This workbook is designed to be used with Forgotten God and the Forgotten God DVD. There are multiple options for use including a 7-week small group study, individual study and retreat weekends. It is designed to initiate and facilitate both individual study, and small group discussion, interaction and practical application of the message of Forgotten God.
This contemporary parable tells of a village employing a rather difficult-to-use tractor to grow food. Everybody thinks thats just how it is until someone discovers a long-forgotten book. Could it reveal the tractor's secrets?
Chan, author of Crazy Love and Forgotten God, provides parents a captivating means of teaching children about God's purpose for them and the Spirit's power to fulfill it. Filled with charming illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone seeking to inspire greater spiritual depth in little hearts.
Halfway Herbert never finishes anything. He completes half his homework, he cleans half his room, and he eats half his dinner. Even his dog is half poodle and half bulldog! It never mattered before—mostly. But when he tells a half-truth, deciding he isn't exactly lying, everything falls apart. Suddenly Halfway Herbert learns a lesson in living whole-heartedly for God that he'll never forget. He discovers that a Christ-like life takes more than a partial effort. But can Halfway Herbert finally give something his all?
Halfway Herbert helps children discover the importance of honesty and offering their best for God in all they do. It’s a delightful tale about how even the smallest child can live fully for God!