[This post is a part of a series of posts of notes from Catalyst 2011] Francis chan

Francis Chan spoke a challenging message as he opened up the Bible and challeged us to look at our lives and evaluate our presence with God. While even managing to get in an easy shot at Rob Bell, he walked us through what it looked liked for those in the Bible who saught the presence of God.

In 1 Samuel 30, in the midst of a disastrous situation, David went to the presence of God. Wives and kids were taken from their families and the crowds blamed it on David. And David, "strengthened himself in the Lord."

Some of Francis Chan's Challenging Questions:

  • His presence matters. Does anything else matter?
  • The Spirit gives life, not the flesh. Do you really believe the flesh is of no help?
  • What kind of prayer life are you modeling?
  • When was the last time you were completely present with God?