Archive for the ‘Past Secret Church Highlight’ Category

  1. 7 Reasons Why We Boast in the Cross

    7 Reasons Why We Boast in the Cross

    Posted on August 27th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    The following is from  Secret Church 6: The Cross of Christ . We should boast in the cross . . .   1. Because the cross confronts us with who we once were. (Eph 2:1-5) The cross reminds us of how horrible sin is. The cross reminds us how humbling grace is.   2. Because the cross comforts us with who we are now. We are alive to God. (Rm 6:8-14) Sacrifice: He died our death. We were dead; now we live! We have an advocate before God. (Rm 8:33-39; Heb 7:23-25) Propitiation: He endured our condemnation We were afraid; now we are (Continue reading…)

  2. "Survey of the New Testament" from the Olden Days

    “Survey of the New Testament” from the Olden Days

    Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Have you ever thought something along these lines? “I wish I had an overview of (insert New Testament book) so that I didn’t have to jump into studying it blindly.” Our vault may contain just the remedy. Way back before people used the term millennial to refer to a generation, when iPods and cellphones were separate, and before simulcasts were in vogue . . . there was Secret Church 2: Survey of the New Testament. The aim of the study was simple, but not easy: complete an overview of the entire New Testament in mere hours. The (Continue reading…)

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    Does the Gift of Tongues Exist for Believers Today?

    Posted on July 16th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    In this clip, from Secret Church 5: Exploring the Holy Spirit, Pastor David Platt explores what the bible teaches about the gift of tongues. To view that study in its entirety, click HERE . Also, make sure you peruse the Radical resource library for all sorts of free teaching.

  4. Suffering from a Secret Church deficiency? Here's a "home" remedy.

    So you wish Secret Church happened more than once-a-year. Did you know that you can access all of the past Secret Church teaching on the Radical website? With the resources from previous Secret Church studies, you can host your own Secret Church any time you want to. Here’s how it works best. First, we would love to know about any Secret Church gathering you plan. Filling out this short questionnaire enables us to help you with any potential hurdles you may encounter so that your Secret Church runs smoothly. We can even provide you with promotional materials to help you (Continue reading…)

  5. Book Recommendations from Secret Church 14

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    Book Recommendations from Secret Church 14

    Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by David B.

    Here’s Pastor David’s list of recommended resources  from  Secret Church 14 . These books can be a great way to dig deeper into some of the topics discussed during our recent simulcast. Since this year’s topic, “The Cross and Everyday Life,” covers a whole host of issues, we’ve listed these resources by category. On the Gospel-Centered Life … J.I. Packer,  Knowing God John Piper,  Desiring God A.W. Tozer,  The Pursuit of God On the Gospel and Life … J.D. Greear,  Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary C.J. Mahaney,  Living the Cross-Centered Life John Stott,  The Cross of Christ On Sanctification … Jerry Brides,  The Pursuit of Holiness Jerry Bridges,  The Discipline of Grace Kevin DeYoung,  The Hole in our Holiness Kevin DeYoung,  Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will J.P. Moreland,  Love God with All Your Mind David Platt,  Follow Me On Spiritual Disciplines … D.A. Carson, For the (Continue reading…)

  6. Drink from the Fire Hydrant. Digest Later.

    Posted on March 14th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    REGISTER TODAY  for the upcoming simulcast, “The Cross and Everyday Life.”

  7. Past Prayer Focus Update

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    Past Prayer Focus Update

    Posted on February 18th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Last Secret Church (and then throughout the month of April), we focused our prayers on the Hui of China . The Hui number at least 13 million people, spread throughout the country. The overarching theme of our prayers was that the gospel would penetrate and transform their hearts, because, as we learned last year “To be Hui is to be Muslim.” In a recent meeting of people ministering among the Hui, the affect of our prayers last April was evident! Listen to this report from someone who is serving among the Hui and attended the meeting: One Hui church (Continue reading…)

  8. Being “Filled with the Spirit”

    Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Jonathan L.

    What Does it Mean to Be Filled with the Spirit? from David Platt . In this clip, Pastor David Platt explores the biblical teaching on what it means to be “filled with the Spirit.” To view Secret Church 5, “Exploring the Holy Spirit,” in its entirety and have access to the accompanying material (manuscript and study guide), click here .

  9. The Insanity of God - Free for Kindle!

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    The Insanity of God – Free for Kindle!

    Posted on October 4th, 2013 by Jonathan L.

    [Update: The free promotion for Kindle is no longer in effect.] Nik Ripken was one of our guests at Secret Church a couple of years ago. He has recently released a compelling book about his experience reaching people for Christ in one of the most hostile environments on earth. We are happy to say that starting today, you can get his whole book, The Insanity of God, FREE of charge on Kindle . Below is a short description. The Insanity of God is the personal and lifelong journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going (Continue reading…)

  10. What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?

    Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by Jonathan L.

    Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is sternly warned against in Matthew 12:31-32. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you have committed this unforgivable sin, be encouraged by this clip, from Secret Church 5: Exploring the Holy Spirit . In it, Pastor David Platt talks about what blaspheming the Holy Spirit means. He then goes on to emphasize the importance of the contrary posture – desperation for the Spirit.