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Francis Chan shares a powerful sermon illustration about living for God in the limited time we have on this earth. Use this illustration in an upcoming message about the importance of living for eternity. 

Francis Chan is an author and church leader, formerly the pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. Chan has authored several books, including Crazy Love and Forgotten God. He is also the founder of Eternity Bible College and sits on the board of directors of Children's Hunger Fund and World Impact. Francis lives in California with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.

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Trevor Payton

commented on Oct 22, 2011

Very, very well said! Very memorable.

Pai Yong Soo

commented on Oct 22, 2011

Well said but remember Jesus might have left guideline to believe to live like him in joy and spiritual fulfilment. I find it in the sermon on the mount. Can one live like that to gain eternity? Cheers.

Robert Glass

commented on Oct 22, 2011

Brother, well said. Keep using that illustration, we are quickly running out of RED part.

Elizabeth Mcmanus

commented on Oct 29, 2011

I love this illustration - it is very powerful.

Robert Welsh

commented on Nov 5, 2011

A Great illustration...full of his passion

Robert Welsh

commented on Nov 9, 2011

A Great illustration...full of his passion

Joseph Pickens

commented on Mar 2, 2012

This illustration is a great wake-up call to get our eyes off the earthly things and look to the eternal. Thanks for sharing it. I plan on using next Sunday!!!

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