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Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by David Burnette
Be sure and check out Verge’s 2014 Conference: Redeemed to Redeem. March 27-29. Austin, TX.
Go here for more on registration, speakers, and other information.
Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Eric Parker
All throughout history, God has worked mightily through his Word. You need not go any further than Genesis 1 to see this in action. However, in today’s American evangelical context, God’s Word tends to be minimized for the sake of practicality. If you want to reach the crowds, if you want to have a good quiet time, if you want to grow your church or ministry, then the cry is usually, “We need more!” That is, we need more than what the Bible has to offer in order to meet with God.
But, when the Word of God is read or heard carefully, thoughtfully, and prayerfully, its logic and meaning have the power to transform us. And when this Word is proclaimed, its message may even produce something like a graphic image of the truth in our hearts and minds. It’s analogous to adding color to a black and white picture. The content of the picture has not changed, but the image has been deepened and sharpened to help the viewer see more vividly the reality it portrays.
In the video below from Session X of the CROSS student missions conference, pastor David recites Romans 1-8. This is a good example of the power of God’s Word proclaimed, even without explanation. You can access the entirety of the message, “Mobilizing God’s Army for the Great Commission,” by going here.
To learn more about the blessings of Scripture intake and Scripture memory, join us for Secret Church 14 “The Cross and Everyday Life.”
Posted on January 9th, 2014 by David Burnette
On the important topic of orphan care and reaching out to vulnerable children, be sure to check out the Know More Orphans Conference 2014. This conference will be held on March 7-8, 2014, at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. The speakers include:
- David Platt
- Bryan Loritts
- Rick Morton
- Tony Merida
- Michael Monroe
- Maridel Sandberg
Here's an excerpt from the website:
The Church has always been God’s plan for building his kingdom, and this includes securing justice for the poor and most vulnerable. Altar 84 desires to work intimately with the Body of Christ to care for the least of these, the orphan. On Friday, March 7th and Saturday March 8th, 2014, Altar84’s kNOw More Orphans Conference will seek to unite the church community for the call to care for orphans and vulnerable children - right here and around the world. The conference will provide AWARENESS of God’s Word and his command to take ACTION.
Go here to register. Early Bird pricing ends January 17, 2014.
Posted on December 27th, 2013 by David Burnette
On the first day of CROSS, John Piper talks about the conference and the unstoppable mission of Christ (DG):
Cross is a new student conference on missions. It begins this evening.
This conference is a dream come true for me. I give four reasons for why in my message tonight. So I won’t give them here. You can live-stream all the main sessions at desiringGod.org/live, beginning at 8:15 PM (EST) tonight (full live-stream schedule below).
The premise of the conference is that biblical Christians care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering. We believe that God sent his eternal Son into the world to bear sin’s penalty for his people and to rescue them from eternal suffering, and to give them ever-increasing and everlasting joy in the glory of redeemed bodies, on a redeemed earth, free from all misery and all sin. Everyone who receives this gift through faith in Christ will have it. It is offered to all, and free for all.
Focusing on the Unreached
God’s purpose is to gather this redeemed people from all the peoples and tribes and languages of the world. Frontier missions is the heralding of this news to the remaining unreached peoples of the world. That’s our focus at Cross.
It is not a conference about evangelizing people in general. It’s a conference about the peculiar task of missions: the task of crossing cultures, and learning languages, and, by the miracle-working grace of God, establishing biblically faithful churches among the unreached peoples.
Radiant with Hope
Cross is radiant with hope, because it is built on the absolute sovereignty of God in the salvation of the hardest sinners. If sinners were decisive in saving themselves, the outcome of missions would be up for grabs. It’s not.
The “musts” and “wills” and “shalls” of God are inviolable.
- “I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd” (John 10:16).
- “This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).
- “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you” (Psalm 22:27).
Christ has ransomed a people among all the peoples of the world. “By your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9).
Missions Cannot Fail
They are his, and he will have them. He has chosen and destined them for adoption from the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4–5).“Those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified” (Romans 8:30). None will be lost.
The way he calls his sheep is missions. And it cannot fail. When a people group seems distant, hidden, resistant, hostile, Jesus has a word to say about that. When the skeptic, and the doubter say, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus responds, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:25–27).
God’s Unstoppable Gospel
Cross aims to kindle a confidence in God’s unstoppable gospel built on the absolute sovereignty of God in calling workers, raising funds, ruling nations, turning the hearts of kings, opening doors, arranging marriages, sustaining singles, healing diseases, giving courage, throwing Satan down like lightening, taking out hearts of stone, removing spiritual blindness, conquering unbelief, creating death-defying faith, gathering worshiping saints, turning all sacrifices into seeds of triumph, and making every martyr a catalyst for thousands more, until the task of missions gives way to the coming King who says, “My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose” (Isaiah 46:10).
You can tell I love what this is about. If you are not coming, please pray. If you are coming, please pray. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6).
Posted on December 9th, 2013 by Jonathan
“Throughout history, God, in his sovereignty, has chosen to bless gatherings and movements of college students for the cause of the Great Commission.”
College students… CROSS is fast approaching! Make sure you register ASAP at CrossCon.com. December 27-30, Louisville, KY.
Posted on November 27th, 2013 by David Burnette
After looking on the crowds with compassion, Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matt 9:37-38). With this command in mind, Cross (a new student missions conference) is launching #PrayForWorkers, a call to pray to the Lord to send His people to unreached peoples across the globe with the gospel of Christ.
Even if you won’t be attending Cross, you can sign up to indicate that you are praying for workers here. Cross is sending the bracelet above (for FREE) to those who sign up as a reminder to pray. Here’s more about #PrayForWorkers:
Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by Eric Parker
An invitation from Pastor David to join us in the Multiply livestream on November 8, 2013. Register here:
Posted on August 1st, 2013 by Eric Parker
Pastor David preaching at the 2010 20/20 Collegiate Conference on what it looks like to be a gospel-centered community of believers from Acts 3:1-10.
Posted on June 24th, 2013 by Cory Varden
We want to make you aware of Engage the South, an upcoming conference that Pastor David, Matt Chandler and others will be a part of on Sept 24th, 2013 in Birmingham, AL.
Sponsored by Acts 29 Network in partnership with Beeson Divinity School and The Gospel Coalition, Engage the South is a gathering of church leaders, those considering church leadership and anyone who has a desire to be a part of church planting in the South, or the world. It will have a cultural framework for church planting in the South, but clearly God’s call is for the gospel to go local and global. Whether you have been in church leadership for many years or a young leader praying and thinking about church planting, this one day wave of truth, experience and wisdom from godly, proven leaders will be an effective time for you and your team.
Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate through July 27th. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets you can click Here.
Posted on June 13th, 2013 by Eric Parker
Pastor David, speaking at the recent Advance the Church conference, answers the question of whether or not we should be preaching the gospel in the church or to the world.
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