Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

  1. Christians: Don’t Be Surprised by Cultural Opposition

    Posted on January 26th, 2015 by Jonathan

    John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also co-host of BreakPoint and host of The Point, audio programs that help Christians think through cultural issues in a biblical way.

    This video is the first of many in which different people talk about various issues covered in David Platt’s new book, Counter Culture. Drawing heavily on Scripture and compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents a pointed yet winsome call for readers to faithfully follow Christ in countercultural ways—ways that will prove both costly and rewarding for the contemporary church. Learn more at CounterCultureBook.com.

  2. Sanctity of Human Life – This Sunday

    Posted on January 14th, 2015 by Jonathan

    This weekend, many churches around the country will be observing Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Of course, the lives of the unborn are to be valued and defended throughout the year, but collectively setting this Sunday aside helps to make a statement about what we value as Christians.

    It is fitting that this is also the weekend Americans honor Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who valued and defended human life until his was taken. The many parallels between civil rights and pro-life advocacy are stirring; but it should suffice to say, if we believe that all men are created equal and that all therefore have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, we cannot ignore those whom God is wonderfully knitting together in the womb (Ps 139:13).

    In the ERLC video below, Russell Moore further illuminates why it is so important that Christians stand for the unborn.

  3. The Secret Church Prayer Focus

    Posted on January 12th, 2015 by Jonathan

    If, in the busyness of the holiday season, you missed our announcement last month, the Secret Church 15 prayer focus is the Peoples of Vietnam.

    If you’re new to Secret Church, that may leave you with more questions than answers. So to learn what exactly the prayer focus is, watch the two minute video below. You can also explore the prayer focus websites from last year or the year before that.

    As the video explained, it’s more than a few minutes on the night of Secret Church. After Secret Church, we’ll be devoting the entire month of May to focused prayer for Vietnam, so now is the time to begin thinking and praying about how you can encourage your church or small group to pray for the Peoples of Vietnam.

  4. A Coffee Shop Convo: Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action

    Posted on January 9th, 2015 by Jonathan

    The Secret Church 15 topic, “Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action,” will touch on everything from abortion to homosexuality to religious liberty. Make sure you don’t miss out on this important conversation about what the Bible says and how we are to respond in this world.

    Go here for information about the simulcast, and go here for information about tickets to the live gathering in Birmingham (which will be available this Monday morning, 1/12).

  5. Don’t Have a Blue (Post) Christmas

    Posted on December 26th, 2014 by Jonathan

    If December 26 gets you feeling down, here is a good reminder…

  6. A Mobilizing Resource from the IMB

    Posted on December 8th, 2014 by Jonathan

    The IMB has made David Platt’s below message widely available as a tool for mobilizing churches to pray, give, and go to the nations. If your church or small group is looking for a good way to encourage participation in missions, giving and going, consider this free resource — it’s designed to do just that.

    For additional global missions offering resources, visit the IMB website.

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    A Word to Pastors on Making Disciples

    Posted on December 4th, 2014 by Jonathan

    In the video below, David Platt and Francis Chan encourage pastors to lead their local churches in making disciples. Before encouraging their church members in this way, they must prioritize disciple making in their own life. Far from being just another thing to check off their already-too-long-lists, when they give themselves to personally making disciples, true peace will follow.

    To utilize the Multiply material mentioned in the video, go to MultiplyMovement.com and click on the Material tab. You can purchase hard copies of the material wherever books are sold.

  8. Singleness, Marriage, and the Great Commission

    Posted on November 17th, 2014 by Jonathan

    Last month, David Platt was able to speak at the Ethics and Religious Liberty National Conference. The conference theme was The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage. It effectively helped Christian think through an appropriate response to the growing trend toward homosexuality while holding firm to a biblical view of marriage. You can view all of the talks HERE. You won’t regret it. Below is David’s message.

    Marriage and Missions: How Singleness and Marriage Connect to the Great Commission

  9. Your Role in Sending

    Posted on October 22nd, 2014 by David Burnette

    David Platt encourages you to consider how you might be involved in reaching those who have never heard the gospel, whether that’s by going or giving. Reaching the unreached is at the heart of the mission of the IMB.

    Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks and months as we highlight a number of practical and creative ways you can participate in giving. Your giving will go directly to help support IMB workers who are taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. You can give by going here.

  10. New Kids App from Faith Comes By Hearing

    Posted on October 8th, 2014 by Jonathan

    Many of you probably have the Bible.is app on your phone. If not, you might consider getting it. Totally free of charge, it features audio, video, and over 1,500 Bible translations!

    Most of you probably don’t have Bible.is KIDZ . . . and you should definitely consider getting it. Also totally free of charge, it engages children with Scriptural truths in fun and interactive ways.

    Here’s a short video that gives you an idea of how it might work:

    This is just another great resource from Faith Comes By Hearing, and organization whose mission is “to record and use heart-language Audio Bibles to bring His church together and make disciples from every nation, tribe, language, and people.” They are quick to point out that 50% of the world’s population is illiterate, rendering written translations of the Bible ineffective for a HUGE number of people. Their Bible.is app features over 1,500 languages, but they continue to work hard to add to the 844 languages in which they have audio recordings of Scripture.

    Take advantage of these incredible resources–download Bible.is, Bible.is KIDZ, and the Deaf Bible. Then check out all the great work that Faith Comes By Hearing does to reach the nations with the Word of God.