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  1. An Interview on Prayer and the Peoples of Vietnam

    An Interview on Prayer and the Peoples of Vietnam

    Posted on May 1st, 2015 by David B.

    If you participated in this year’s Secret Church simulcast, then you will remember praying for various needs for the peoples of Vietnam. Even if you weren’t a part of that prayer time, you can join us as we begin our month-long prayer focus on the peoples of Vietnam. To learn more about the prayer focus, go to the Pray for Vietnam website . There you’ll find our 31-day prayer guide for the month of May, which includes some specific ways you can pray for the church in Vietnam, as well as other spiritual and physical needs among the peoples of Vietnam. To (Continue reading…)

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    Replay for Secret Church 15 Available for a Limited Time

    Posted on April 29th, 2015 by Secret Church

    If you weren’t able to participate in the Secret Church 15 simulcast on Friday, April 24th, we’ve got good news: the replay will be available for up to thirty days after the simulcast! You can still register right  here. For the next month–until May 23rd– you can still register for and view the Secret Church 15 simulcast, and you’ll be able to see it in its entirety. This means that, in addition to getting several hours of David Platt’s teaching on “Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action,” you’ll also be able to see and be (Continue reading…)

  3. Celebrating 40 Years

    Celebrating 40 Years

    Posted on April 29th, 2015 by Cassity H.

    April 30, 2015, is a big day in Vietnam, marking the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and the union of the north and south. On April 30, 1975, North Vietnam claimed victory over the south, soon uniting the country as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Reunification Day (also called Liberation Day or Victory Day) is an annual holiday where Vietnamese people enjoy a day off of work to celebrate with their family and friends. To commemorate this holiday, many Vietnamese people travel home to visit family that they do not see (Continue reading…)

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    When Secret Church Became “Secret Church”

    Posted on April 28th, 2015 by Secret Church

    There was a lot going on behind the scenes of Friday’s Secret Church simulcast. As many of you now know, much of those beneath-the-surface preparations became even more frenzied than usual due to a security concern. So many people, including some of you, exhibited flexibility and grace in reacting to the last minute changes. God’s hand was clearly evident. Here’s a brief account of what happened. On Friday morning we received a security threat to the Secret Church live gathering at The Church at Brook Hills. The appropriate authorities were alerted, and an investigation was begun. The (Continue reading…)

  5. In His Own Words

    In His Own Words

    Posted on April 27th, 2015 by Cassity H.

    What follows below is an interview with a Vietnamese church leader. His name has not been included for security reasons, and some information has been added or deleted for clarity and security purposes. Q: How did you become a Christian? When I was young, I listened to radio broadcasts of Christian messages. I told my parents to go to church, but they wouldn’t. When I was older [at age 15], I went  [to church] by myself and believed there. Q: How did you know God wanted you to be a church leader? I went to (Continue reading…)

  6. SC15 Follow Up Info

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    SC15 Follow Up Info

    Posted on April 25th, 2015 by Jonathan L.

    Thank you for joining us for Secret Church 15: Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action. Here’s a list of things that may be helpful for you as you debrief, digest, and move toward May with us… all, of course, after you get some sleep to recharge! Answers: Those blanks you missed (admit it, it happened) – fret not! We’ve got you covered. Go to  Radical.net/SC15  for answers to all the blanks in the 200 page study guide! Replay: For those of you on the East Coast who couldn’t finish the entire simulcast, take advantage of our (Continue reading…)

  7. Session 4 Highlights for #SC15

    Session 4 Highlights for #SC15

    Posted on April 25th, 2015 by David B.

    In the final session, Session 4, David Platt covers ethnicity & immigration, liberty and persecution, the injustice of the lack of gospel access among the unreached, and the ultimate hope of the believer–a new heaven and a new earth. ETHNICITY AND IMMIGRATION 1 Key Passage: “And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the (Continue reading…)

  8. Session 3 Highlights for #SC15

    Session 3 Highlights for #SC15

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 by David B.

    In Session 3 of the Secret Church 15 simulcast, David Platt covered the topics of slavery and sexuality … SLAVERY 1 Key Passage:  “If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you. Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you. You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit. I am the LORD your God, who brought (Continue reading…)

  9. Session 2 Highlights for #SC15

    Session 2 Highlights for #SC15

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 by David B.

    In Session 2 David Platt addressed the topics of abortion, orphans & widows, and poverty. Here are a few highlights … ABORTION 1 Key Passage: For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of (Continue reading…)

  10. Session 1 Highlights for #SC15

    Session 1 Highlights for #SC15

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 by David B.

    After each of the four sessions of tonight Secret Church 15 simulcast, we will highlight one key verse, two brief takeaways, and three memorable lines for each topic covered. Hopefully you’ll be encouraged to catch the simulcast replay if you haven’t already seen it. In Session 1 David Platt introduced tonight’s topic and explained the gospel of Christ. THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST: THE GREATEST OFFENSE 1 Key Passage: For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For (Continue reading…)