Let’s Meet David Platt (@plattdavid)

Apr 18

Let’s Meet David Platt (@plattdavid)

Let’s Meet David Platt

David Platt’s revolutionary thinking as a pastor, missionary, and author landed him the job of president of the International Missions Board (IMB). His insights on the Bible and Christian life are stunningly simple at a time when the church has made things too complex.

Here are two brief videos (2-3 minutes each) to give you a sampling of David Platt. He says things that challenge our thinking in a really good way. I like that. Take a listen to see what you think.

 

Why “Accepting Jesus in Your Heart” Is Superstitious & Unbiblical

 

 

 

Why Many Christians Are Deceived

David Platt discusses why many Christians are deceived.

He says, “Everything would be different in these mens lives, because this encounter with Jesus—everything! Which is why we know that people who profess to be Christians, but who’s lives look just like the rest of the world are deceived. All kinds of people who supposedly made a decision—prayed a prayer, signed a card, walked an aisle, accepted Jesus into their heart—but their lives don’t look any different. They say they’re a Christian, but the reality is they don’t know this Christ. Because when you know this Christ, everything begins to change in your life. I heard one preacher put it this way: Imagine I got here late this morning…then all of sudden I come running out on the stage and I say, ‘I’m sorry I’m here late…I was driving over here on the interstate and I got a flat tire and got out and fixed the flat tire, but I accidentally stepped out into the middle of the interstate and this Mac Truck hit me head on. And it hurt, but I got up, finished fixing the tire and got back in the car and drove here. So, I apologize for being late.’ If this was the story I told you, you would know one of two things: 1. I’m lying 2. I’m very deceived. And you know that, because when somebody gets hit by a Mac Truck, they look different than they did before.

Based on that reality, I’m pretty sure I’m on safe ground in saying when a person comes face-to-face with God in flesh the Savior King and Sovereign Lord and He reached down into your heart and saves you from the clutches of sin and self you’re going to look different. You’re going to look really different. Everything changes when you follow this King!”

For more resources visit: http://www.vergenetwork.org/.

 

You can connect with David Platt on Twitter (@plattdavid) or on his website: http://www.radical.net/.

 


Have you read any books by David Platt?


 

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373294: Counter Culture Counter Culture
By David Platt / Tyndale House

Ask a group of Christians what they think about poverty, sex trafficking, or the orphan crisis, and you’ll probably get a pretty quick response. But ask that same group about gay marriage or abortion, and you’ll most likely be faced with a lot of nervous hesitancy or fuzzy answers.In this day when social issues are creating clear dividing lines in society, moral and political neutrality is not an option for those who believe the gospel. It’s simply not enough to focus on only those issues that are most comfortable–and least costly–to us.

Join David Platt as he invites us to fix our gaze on the holiness, goodness, love, truth, justice, authority, and mercy of God revealed in the gospel and to live with conviction, courage, and compassion in the midst of a culture that is drifting further from the truth every day. Hardcover.

63957EB: Counter Culture: Radically Following Jesus with Conviction, Courage, and Compassion - eBook Counter Culture: Radically Following Jesus with Conviction, Courage, and Compassion – eBook
By David Platt / Tyndale House
373287: Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.
By David Platt / Tyndale House

What did you leave behind when you chose to follow Christ? For some, the answers are obvious. If you struggled with habitual sins or addictions like alcoholism, drugs, pornography, violence, or promiscuity, the choice to follow Christ often marks a distinct ending of your old life and beginning of a new one. Or, perhaps you grew up in a culture unfriendly to Christianity, where your conversion would mean instant alienation from friends and family, maybe even a threat to your life. In these situations, the cost of following Christ seems clear.But what if you didn’t have a dramatic life-changing encounter with Christ? What if you’ve always grown up in the church and been immersed in Christian culture your whole life? What does it mean for you to count the cost and follow Him?In Radical:Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, David Platt sought to expose the ideas in American Christianity that are antithetical to the gospel, to show what we must let go of in true discipleship. In Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live., Platt seeks to show whom we must take hold of. In order to live as authentic disciples, Platt believes we need an authentic encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, who He is, what that means, and to count the cost of truly following Him.

Look afresh at the invitation Jesus offers, and discover perhaps for the first time, the joy and purpose that comes from abandoning your life to His.

32343EB: Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. - eBook Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. – eBook
By David Platt & Franics Chan / Tyndale House
422211: Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
By David Platt / Multnomah Books

Take a transforming journey in authentic discipleship. As the pastor of a large and wealthy congregation, David Platt began to see a discrepancy between the reality of his Church and the way Jesus said His followers lived. In Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, Platt examines how American Christianity has manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences and challenges readers to rediscover the path.A 21-Day Guide to Going Radical is available for download exclusively on Christianbook.com. Download the 21-Day Guide Here.

12715EB: Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream - eBook Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream – eBook
By David Platt / Multnomah Books

Take a transforming journey in authentic discipleship. As the pastor of a large and wealthy congregation, David Platt began to see a discrepancy between the reality of his Church and the way Jesus said His followers lived. In Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, Platt examines how American Christianity has manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences and challenges readers to rediscover the path.


Christian Authors A to Z Virtual Book Fair, April 1-30

 

This post is part of the Virtual Book Fair: Christian Authors A to Z. See the list of other authors featured in the Virtual Book Fair.