Francis Chan

Crosswalk – Bible Study
  • 3 Powerful Life Lessons in the Biblical Story of Levi

    Levi wasn’t without flaws. He came from a messed-up family, and many of his actions lead to deaths and years of hardship in Egypt for his brother Joseph. But no matter what we’ve done, God can still redeem anything. He can still purify the sons of Levi (Malachi 3:3)—and he can still purify us.

  • What Did Jesus Write on the Ground?

    For those with eyes to see it, Jesus’ “finger of God” language and actions indicate that He was the same God who wrote the Law on the stone tablets and was therefore, as God Himself, the only one to judge human hearts.

  • What Does ‘Do Not Judge’ (Matthew 7:1) Really Mean?

    The Bible is clear that God alone will judge the secrets of men’s hearts through Christ Jesus. Our best approach is to show the love and grace of God. Rather than focusing on their sin, talk about Jesus...and His love and forgiveness for those who surrender their lives to Him.

  • What Does the Book of Job Teach Us about the Coronavirus?

    Today’s numbers are showing that the United States has the leading number of cases of coronavirus in the world. Many states like Washington, Louisiana, and California are functioning under a ‘stay at home’ or ‘shelter in place’ order. Some states, like Florida, are receiving backlash from the media and leading experts for starting the quarantine late. Countries all over the world are working to flatten the curve that this pandemic is taking. Regardless of age, demographic, or underlying health issues, it seems the coronavirus is capable of infecting all. Which leads many to ask the question: How did this happen, and where is God? In the face of suffering, many refute the claims of God, others blame Him for their pain, while few bless and worship Him. In the life of Job, we see a man faced with great suffering—who lost everything. So what does the book of Job teach us about the Coronavirus?Photo credit: ©GettyImages/ArtemPeretiatko

  • Why Are ‘Jars of Clay’ Significant to Christians?

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us… 2 Corinthians 4:7The Bible is packed full of metaphors that would have been commonly understood during the time in which they were written. But for present-day readers, these metaphors sometimes don’t have the same impact. Many of them are even misunderstood.Being thousands of years removed from the time of their writing can prove to be a challenge. Metaphors like “jars of clay” aren’t part of our modern-day vernacular. But this metaphor is particularly interesting to us, because Paul uses it to illustrate who Christians are.So we long to understand what he means.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/myrrha

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