Posts Tagged ‘Platt’
Posted on March 14th, 2013 by David Burnette
We’re excited to announce a new student missions conference that will take place Dec. 27-30 of this year in Louisville, KY called Cross.
The leadership team for Cross consists of John Piper, Thabiti Anyabwile, Kevin DeYoung, David Platt, Zane Pratt, David Sitton, and Mack Stiles. Along with these pastors, a number of other speakers will address topics related to missions and reaching the unreached.
“for the global purpose of magnifying the kingly majesty of Jesus Christ. Our focus is on all the unreached peoples of the world where Jesus is not worshipped as God and Savior.
To that end CROSS aims to mobilize students for the most dangerous and loving cause in the universe: rescuing people from eternal suffering and bringing them into the everlasting joy of friendship with Jesus.”
You can also check out John Piper’s introduction to the conference, as well as his 7 reasons for why another missions conference for students is even necessary.
The cost for the first 500 registrants will only be $50, so if you’re a student on a tight budget, start making plans early.
Posted on March 14th, 2013 by Jonathan Lenning
David Platt talks about how how he came to repentance and faith in Jesus.
Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by Jonathan Lenning
David Platt cautions us about making New Year’s resolutions and striving to keep them by trusting in ourselves rather than God. In our faithfulness and obedience to God, let us resolve to trust in Christ more this year.
Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by David Burnette
In view of the upcoming election on Nov. 6th, pastor David talks briefly about how we should think of voting as people who are citizens of the U.S., and citizens of a country and a kingdom to come.
The following excerpt was taken from a sermon on Revelation 21-22:5 (“Consummation of the Kingdom” preached on October 28, 2012). For the full audio and video of the sermon, go here.
Posted on September 20th, 2012 by David Burnette
Pastor David Platt talks about some ways to prioritize making disciples. This topic of disciple-making is the theme of Multiply, and will be the focus of the Multiply Gathering. See the links below for more information:
To learn more about Multiply, go here.
To learn more about the Multiply Gathering, go here.
To register for the Multiply Gathering (for free!), go here.
Posted on September 18th, 2012 by David Burnette
For some Christians, it’s become popular to talk about joining God in His cosmic mission. We participate with God, they might say, in bringing in the new heavens and the new earth. This is our calling as light in a dark world.
While this kind of sentiment may sound appealing, Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert (DG) rightly offer a caution and a corrective to this perspective on the church’s mission:
“Of course no one argues that we Christians are tasked with building the new heavens and the new earth from bottom to top. That would be as impossible as it is ridiculous. But there are a number of people who have argued that we as Christians at least have a hand in the creation of the new heavens and new earth – that we partner with God in his mission to restore the cosmos. As energizing as that may sound, though, it simply doesn’t ring true with the way the Bible talks about the new heavens and new earth…The new heavens and new earth are not something we build for ourselves out of the ruins of our fallen world. They are a gift from God to his redeemed people.” (205-206)
In Chapter 8 of What is the Mission of the Church?, DG rightly point out that the church’s role in God’s work of new creation and reconciliation is not so much about partnering with God as it is about making known what God has done in Christ. We aren’t so much builders as we are receivers. Just as the Promised Land was freely given to Israel, so we receive the new creation as a gift (205).
Understanding these truths is not only crucial for a right doctrine of the new earth and eternity (though that is certainly important), but also so that we are clear on what God has called His church to be doing in the world. That something we are to be about – our mission - is the task of making disciples through the sharing of the gospel. So let’s heed Jesus’ words in the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) and be faithful to our task.
And remember, the emphasis in our mission falls not primarily on what we do, but most importantly on making known what Christ has done.
Posted on September 17th, 2012 by Jonathan Lenning
Fulani, Toroobe of Nigeria
Primary Religion: Islam (99.70%)
Persecution Rank: 13
Fulani religion is largely, if not wholly, Islamic. Although there are varying degrees of orthodoxy exhibited throughout Fulani society, most adhere to at least some of the basic requirements of the religion. It is usually the case that the wealthy and powerful are among the most religious, while those who have fewer resources are less likely to observe their religion so strictly. Islam has been used to justify the holy jihads that brought the northern territories of modern day Nigeria under Fulani leadership. It was not unusual that such political and economic gains would be made for the Fulani empire in the name of Islam.
Fulani are mainly nomadic herders and traders. The routes they established in western Africa provided extensive links throughout the region that fostered economic and political ties between otherwise isolated ethnic groups. Dairy products produced from Fulani cattle were traded to sedentary farmers for agricultural products and luxury items. Fulani traders then traded these luxury items between various groups along their nomadic routes. Members of individual Fulani clans often settled down among their sedentary neighbors, intermarrying and establishing trading contacts for future business transactions.
- Pray for Christians and nonbelievers in the middle of the violence and unrest in Northern Nigeria, due in large part to Boko Haram, a terrorist group opposed to Christians and western education. Pray, also, for those who make up Boko Haram.
- Pray that the Fulani people would see the futility of their labor and their inability to save themselves.
- Pray that God would show them the falsehood of Islam and that their hearts would be softened toward the gospel of the one true God in Christ.
- Pray that laborers would be sent out into the harvest.
Posted on September 13th, 2012 by David Burnette
Posted on September 11th, 2012 by David Burnette
A year ago, on the tenth anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, pastor David preached a message from Job 2:1-10 titled “The Gospel and September 11.” Click HERE to get the audio and video.
Posted on August 30th, 2012 by David Burnette
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