Archive for November, 2011

  1. Secret Church 11 Stories

    Posted on November 30th, 2011 by Radical

    Gathering together with almost 50,000 people from all over the world to study God’s Word and pray for persecuted believers has deeply affected many of you who participated.  We would like to share some of the stories we have received from our time together this past November. Marcella’s Story… I heard of David Platt and the work he is doing about 2 years ago. I have read Radical and Radical Together with other church members. I attended # SC10 and # SC11. I cannot begin to tell you the impact this has had on my (Continue reading…)

  2. Secret Church 11 – Reflections – Part 1

    Posted on November 28th, 2011 by Radical

    The following is the first post in a three part series by DMI Intern, Eric Parker.  In this series Eric shares his thoughts on Secret Church 11 and the current cultural climate in relation to “Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel”: ________________ Secret Church 11 – “Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel “ Consider, for a moment, how deeply our world, and culture, is steeped in sexual sin on a variety of different levels. Let this sink in—Every second, 372 Internet users type adult search terms into search engines. At this given moment, there are (Continue reading…)

  3. Secret Church Prayer Focus

    Posted on November 25th, 2011 by Radical

    One of the reasons we come together for Secret Church is to pray for our brothers and sisters around the world who are giving their lives for the sake of the Gospel.  Join with us as we go before the Father on their behalf. Click here for today’s prayer focus from the Voice of the Martyrs website.  

  4. Secret Church 11 Stories

    Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by Radical

    Gathering together with almost 50,000 people from all over the world to study God’s Word and pray for persecuted believers has deeply affected many of you who participated.  We would like to share some of the stories we have received from our time together this past November. Begin planning now for the next Secret Church gathering  on Good Friday, April 6, “The Cross and Suffering”.  For more information visit our website Yolanda’s Story… This was the third secret church that I have been a part of, and I just want to thank Pastor Platt and the (Continue reading…)

  5. Platt Family Adoption Journey

    Posted on November 21st, 2011 by Radical

    Update from Secret Church 11 During Secret Church on Friday, November 4, Pastor David shared that his family had just received news that they would be able to travel soon to adopt the newest member of the Platt family. This past week the Platt family traveled to China and yesterday they were able to meet their daughter, Mara Ruth, for the first time. Please join us in praying for David, Heather, Caleb, Joshua, and their new baby sister as they transition into becoming a family of five in the coming days and weeks. If you (Continue reading…)

  6. Secret Church 11 Resources Now Online!

    Posted on November 18th, 2011 by Radical

    Secret Church 11 resources  – video, audio, and study guides (blank and filled) –  are now available for free download on our website. Visit the Secret Church category in our Resource Library . If you would like to preorder a DVD or CD of “Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel” visit our online store .  Hard copies of the Study Guides for Secret Church 11 are also available in the DMI Store.  These items will be available for shipping by the first week of December. Additional Resources Pastor David was not able to cover all of the material (Continue reading…)

  7. International Day of Prayer - Sunday 11/13

    International Day of Prayer – Sunday 11/13

    Posted on November 11th, 2011 by Radical

    This Sunday, November 13, is the International Day of Prayer. Christians around the world will join together and spend time in concentrated prayer for brothers and sisters experiencing persecution for their faith in Jesus Christ. More than 100 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest, and even death for their faith in Christ. Millions more experience discrimination and alienation. A recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life revealed that 2.2 billion people (nearly 1/3 of the world’s population) live in countries where persecution from the government or society as a whole rose (Continue reading…)

  8. Secret Church 11 – Follow Up Q&A

    Posted on November 7th, 2011 by Radical

    We are so grateful to the LifeWay Team and for all of their help in simulcasting Secret Church 11 – “Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel”.  In simulcasting Secret Church we were able to join together with almost 50,000 brothers and sisters, all over the world, to worship, study God’s Word, and pray.  We could not have done it without them.  Thank you, LifeWay! It was an amazing experience! The following are questions we have received over the weekend regarding Secret Church.  If you have additional questions or need assistance please contact us through the (Continue reading…)

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    Secret Church 11 Live-Blog: Session 4

    Posted on November 5th, 2011 by Secret Church

    11:21 pm – David is getting started this last session with the issue of homosexuality. He talks about certain ways the world thinks about this issue (innate, fixed, loving, Christian, and biblical). Now, he is showing how that is counter what Scripture says. Remember that sin disorders our worship and belief. Those who argue for the legitimacy of homosexuality have to conclude that the Bible is either irrelevant or inaccurate. Americans advocate tolerance but are intolerant when others respectfully disagree. We exchange truth for tolerance. We have exchanged sexual responsibility for supposed rights. Likewise, we’ve exchanged (Continue reading…)

  10. Secret Church 11 Live-Blog: Session 3

    Posted on November 5th, 2011 by Secret Church

    9:43 p.m. – After a time of prayer for the persecuted church, David is back up and we’re digging into how the gospel influences our parenting. I’ll be updating this post every few minutes during the next session. The goal of biblical parenting is to help your children love a great God and accomplish a great commission. 2 instructions for parents: Instruct your children so they know the Word. Train your children so they obey the Word. Our children will not be what they cannot see. We need to make sure we discipline your kids with (Continue reading…)