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CROSS Conference Podcast

This is the official podcast of the CROSS Conference, where you can hear all talks, panels, and breakout sessions. See more at www.crosscon.com.CROSS exists for the glory of Jesus Christ, to magnify his name by calling students, through a biennial conference and resources, to go to the unreached peoples of the world where Jesus is not worshipped as God and Savior.

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John Piper -- The Role of the Holy Spirit in World Evangelism (Session 5, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, John Piper shares the necessity of the Holy Spirit’s work in salvation. Apart from his work, we are all far from God and without hope, but praise be to God that the Spirit opens eyes and causes us to magnify Christ. His purpose is to fill believers with the power that is needed to be witnesses for Jesus and to take his gospel to the ends of the earth.

1hr 9mins

24 Jan 2017

Rank #1

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Afshin Ziafat -- Reaching Muslims for Christ (Breakout Session, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, Afshin Ziafat shares how we can better reach Muslims for Christ. He begins by providing a brief history of Islam and then points to the key differences between Christianity and Islam in order to provide helpful talking points that Christians can use in future conversations.

59mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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Don’t Wait to Learn in the Mission Field What Only Your Local Church Can Teach You – Edgar Aponte

Edgar Aponte serves as IMB’s vice president of mobilization. He previously served as director of Hispanic leadership development and professor of theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to SEBTS, Aponte served as Minister Counselor at the ministry of foreign affairs in Washington, D.C., on behalf of his home nation, the Dominican Republic. In addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, he earned a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from SEBTS.

47mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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David Platt -- Undaunted by Resistance: Sustaining Missionary Zeal for the Sake of the Nations (Session 5, CROSS 2015)

To close CROSS 2015, David Platt reflects on his journey through the Himalayan mountains and the unreached people groups there, who challenged and convicted him to see the darkness blinding unreached peoples to the glory of Christ. Platt, with zeal and passion, exhorts Christians to plunge into this darkness empowered by the Spirit, not their own strength, full abandoned to the purposes of God.

48mins

15 Apr 2015

Rank #4

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Zane Pratt -- Missions in Asia (Breakout Session, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, Zane Pratt shares about the mission work that has taken place in Asia and also begins to share what work still needs to be done.

1hr

25 Jan 2017

Rank #5

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David Platt -- Gaining Access to Unreached People (Breakout Session, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, David Platt explains how college students can creatively find ways to reach people who are currently unreached. He shares five essentials to gaining access: 1.) A biblical view of the world 2.) A practical theology of work 3.) A willingness to relinquish our rights for the spread of the gospel 4.) A willingness to rearrange our lives for the spread of the gospel 5.) A willingness to run a long, hard race for the glory of our God.

1hr 8mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #6

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10 Things I Wish I Knew About Getting On the Mission Field

Zane served as dean of the Billy Graham School at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 2011 until 2013, before returning to the IMB where he now serves as the Vice President of Training. He previously served 24 years in an Islamic context with the IMB as a church planter and regional leader in Central Asia. Pratt also has experience as a church planter and pastor in New England and as an Army Reserve chaplain. He is a co-author of Introduction to Global Missionsand a contributor to Theology and Practice of Mission, both published by B&H Academic. Zane holds a BA from Duke and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell. He is married to Catherine with whom he has two grown children, Charlotte and Greg.

1hr 1min

4 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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J.D. Greear -- Go, Send, or Disobey (Session 11, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, J.D. Greear shares how disciples of Jesus can either go to the unreached, send others to the unreached, or disobey God’s call. It can be easy to think that in order for God to use us, we need some new abilities that God has not yet given us, but in reality it’s all about our availability to God; obedience in a few seconds accomplishes more than talent does in a whole lifetime.

52mins

24 Jan 2017

Rank #8

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John Piper on David Brainerd

John Piper offers a biography on the missionary David Brainerd. This breakout was recorded at CROSS19.

54mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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John Piper -- Biography (Breakout Session, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, John Piper explains how God has used biographies to encourage and motivate obedience in his own life and he encourages those listening to utilize them as well. During this session, he focuses his attention on the life of Hudson Taylor and shares several lessons that can be learned from his life.

1hr 6mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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Trip Lee -- You Were Build to Brag (Session 3, CROSS 2016)

In his brief talk, Trip Lee shares how we were built to brag about our Creator, God. Sadly, the majority of the world has spent their lives bragging about themselves and have missed the One who is worthy of all praise and adoration. We, as God's ambassadors, have the privilege of taking his good news to those who are lost and sharing the it with them. 

28mins

24 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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Richard Chin -- The Spiritual Life of a Missionary (Breakout Session, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, Richard Chin shares how a missionary is to be exemplary in his spiritual life. He focuses his attention on the books of Ephesians and specifically looks at the references to the Holy Spirit and how the Spirit empowers a missionary's spiritual life in being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.

1hr 3mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #12

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David Platt -- Reaching the World Through Global Cities (Breakout Session, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, David Platt shares how we can seek to reach the world through global cities and looks at Acts 16-18 as an example of this biblical principle. The world is increasingly becoming more urbanized and this brings about some unique challenges that we should be aware of and also some unique opportunities that we can leverage for the spread of the gospel among the unreached.

1hr 3mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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Mack Stiles -- What Cultural Habits Are You Packing? (Breakout Session, CROSS 2016)

In this talk, Mack Stiles shares how our culture can be so embedded into our lives that we can take it with us no matter if we realize it or not. He goes on to share three major concerns about modern missions and how we can avoid some cultural pitfalls overseas.

1hr

25 Jan 2017

Rank #14

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Paul Akin -- The #1 Reason Missionaries Go Home (Breakout Session, CROSS 2016)

In his talk, Paul Akin shares the #1 reason missionaries leave the mission field and go home. 

1hr 8mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #15