Francis Chan: Repentance, Baptism, and the Holy Spirit

A while back, I loaded a post with a video here of Francis Chan raising questions about the Sinner’s Prayer versus repentance and baptism (among other things).  So below is a video of Francis Chan preaching on repentance, baptism, and being filled with the Holy Spirit.  Thanks to my friend and colleague, Wes Woodell for pointing this video out to me.

What I like about his message and have tried to communicate in my own preaching is the way he neither reduces the importance and necessity of baptism nor spends energy trying to theologically determine the precise point a believer becomes saved (which is good since the Bible is not as clear on that question as some would like to make appear to be).  As I have said before, rather than obsessing over at what point we actually become saved, we just need to obey God and trust him to save us as he promises (is trust and obedience not what faith is?) without worrying about when and in what actually time sequence God fulfills that process.  So if you have about 40 minutes to watch and listen to a good sermon, here is the video:

What do you think?

6 responses to “Francis Chan: Repentance, Baptism, and the Holy Spirit

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. Great message!

  3. When did Francis Chan join the Church of Christ?!?!?! 😉 That’s a terrific message from Acts 2:38. We just finished studying “Crazy Love” and I think I just found tonight’s Bible Class!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  4. Peter,

    If you have a chance, check the video of Chan on y previous post:

    That video is short enough that you could show it and still have plenty of time for fruitful dialogue.

    Grace and Peace,


    • Thanks, I showed the full version last night and will discuss it next week. I think it was well received.

      • That is good. What I like about his approach is that he recognizes the place of repentance and baptism as the normal means of our response to the gospel without stumbling into those ridiculous “what if” questions (i.e., what if someone believes but dies before being baptized?) that are rooted in legalism rather God’s grace.

        Grace and Peace,


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