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Radical with David Platt is a podcast that highlights sermons weekly from teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

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Radical with David Platt is a podcast that highlights sermons weekly from teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

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Trustworthy

By Andrew Bartosik - Nov 14 2019
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David Platt humbly preaches an honest gospel. Whether you are comforted or challenged, you can trust that what you are hearing is biblically accurate. I hope that you will listen to these valuable teachings, not for the sake of becoming a Platt fan, but rather that you may hear the word of God and be given thy the opportunity to respond however you would.

Great sermons!!

By always smiling :) - Apr 05 2019
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It’s worth your time to listen!

iTunes Ratings

824 Ratings
Average Ratings
752
31
18
11
12

Trustworthy

By Andrew Bartosik - Nov 14 2019
Read more
David Platt humbly preaches an honest gospel. Whether you are comforted or challenged, you can trust that what you are hearing is biblically accurate. I hope that you will listen to these valuable teachings, not for the sake of becoming a Platt fan, but rather that you may hear the word of God and be given thy the opportunity to respond however you would.

Great sermons!!

By always smiling :) - Apr 05 2019
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It’s worth your time to listen!

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Radical with David Platt

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Radical with David Platt is a podcast that highlights sermons weekly from teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

Don't Waste Your Life Pt. 1

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Aug 17 2015

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The Idolatry of Comfort and the Glory of Christ

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We are taught from a young age to “be safe” in whatever we do. This isn’t bad advice for the everyday tasks God has given us to do, but when it comes to following Jesus, we can wrongly assume that God would never call us to something costly or dangerous. Our time, effort, and resources are spent on maximizing our comfort. However, Jesus said that following Him would mean forsaking everything. And while we aren’t to seek out suffering, we know that proclaiming the gospel in many areas of the world requires taking risks. In this sermon from Philippians 1:12–30, David Platt reminds us not to let comfort become an idol, but instead to pursue faithfulness to Christ, even if it costs us our lives. Being with Christ is infinitely better than any temporary security this world offers.

Apr 10 2018

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Sexuality in Our Culture: An Open Door for the Gospel

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Our culture insists that true freedom is found when we get to express ourselves and follow our own desires. Scripture’s teaching on sex is seen as restrictive and outdated, and many people are even wanting to determine their own gender. In this message from Colossians 4:2–6 and other selected passages, David Platt points us to Scripture so that we can understand God’s good design for sexuality and gender. The One who created us not only has the authority to set the parameters for us, but also He has the wisdom to know what is best for us. As Christians, this is increasingly becoming a costly conviction. Nevertheless, we must believe and proclaim the truth––that true and lasting satisfaction can only be found in Jesus Christ.

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 2mins

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The Privilege of Prayer Pt. 1

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Jan 12 2015

36mins

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Attachment: The Gospel and Marriage

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Mar 06 2017

1hr 2mins

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How Do I Find God’s Will for My Life?

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Christians use many different strategies to find an answer to that all-important question, “What is God’s will for my life?” But what if God’s will isn’t lost? And what if He actually works in us so that we might walk in His will? David Platt encourages us to align our lives with God’s larger purposes in the world in this sermon from Acts 16.

Nov 27 2017

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The Sovereignty of Christ In Our Lives

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The object of our faith matters more than the measure or circumstances of our faith.

Aug 14 2017

55mins

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Biblical Womanhood

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What is God’s design for women? Our culture offers a very distorted answer to that question, bombarding us with messages and images that miss God’s good design. Women are promised liberation, all the while being physically abused, sexually objectified, and even encouraged to ignore or change their God-given gender. And the problem isn’t just out there in the world—the church often misses God’s good design as well. The roles of wives and mothers are often devalued, as is the important role of single women in the church’s life and mission. In this message, David Platt addresses these distortions by providing an overview of biblical womanhood that begins with Genesis 1 and then draws from various passages of Scripture. Only as we listen to God’s Word and find our identity in His gospel will we see the goodness and the fruit of God’s design for women.

May 14 2018

53mins

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Cross-Culture: God's Work, Our Work

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Mar 30 2016

59mins

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Womanhood and the Wisdom of God

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According to our culture, a woman’s identity is tied to such things as her outward appearance and her own inner strength. Scripture, on the other hand, casts a completely different vision of womanhood. Women have intrinsic value based on God’s good design, and they can be a blessing to others based on God’s grace in them. In this Mother’s Day sermon from Proverbs 31:10–31, David Platt identifies characteristics of a Christlike woman. How we view these characteristics has implications not only for married women but also for husbands, singles, and the entire church.

May 13 2019

54mins

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Anchors In The Storm

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All followers of Christ will face the storms of life. However, we have anchors in these storms, truths on which we can bank our lives and our eternities. Based on Acts 27 (and several other passages), David Platt identifies five anchors for the believer’s soul in the midst of life’s trials. The God who is sovereign over all things cares for us deeply and is working all things according to His good purposes.

Aug 21 2017

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Tremble at His Word

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It is deceptively easy for us to talk about God, sing to God, and even claim to be serving God, all while ignoring His Word. In this new message from Isaiah 66 and Romans 8, David Platt reminds us that God’s Word should cause us to stand in awe. We ought to respond to Scripture by submitting to and delighting in the One who is sovereign over us.

Sep 18 2017

41mins

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What Happens to People Who Never Hear about Jesus?

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It’s one thing for someone to hear the gospel and reject it, but what about those who have never even heard of Jesus? Are they okay, spiritually speaking, as long as they live a good life and follow the light they’ve been given? What is their standing before God? In this sermon, David Platt addresses these eternally important questions based on Romans 15. Given the staggering number of people in the world with little or no access to the gospel, this issue is not merely theoretical. Getting the gospel to the unreached is urgent.

Apr 23 2018

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PRAY and FAST

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If we’re honest, many of us find it difficult to pray and fast. Whether it’s our sense of self-sufficiency, the distractions of social media, busyness, or simply not knowing what the Bible teaches about prayer and fasting, we often struggle with these spiritual disciplines. In this sermon from Matthew 6:5–18, David Platt addresses the why and the how of prayer and fasting. This passage from Christ’s Sermon on the Mount reminds us to acknowledge our needs and to look forward to our ultimate reward––God Himself.



Jan 07 2019

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Sharing Your Faith Without Fear

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There’s nothing greater, nothing more significant we can share with others than the message of the gospel. And yet, if we’re honest, we often fail to speak about this good news to unbelievers God has put in our lives. We’re silent about the hope of eternal life because we’re worried about what others will think. In this sermon based on Acts 18:1–17, David Platt encourages us to share the gospel without fear. Even though opposition is inevitable, God’s power and His mission are unstoppable.

Jan 01 2018

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Don't Waste Your Life Pt. 2

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Aug 31 2015

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Mission Precision: Defining Calling

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Jun 05 2017

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The Risk of Love

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Our culture has a distorted picture of what it means to love someone. The focus is on my desires, needs, and happiness. Gratefully, this kind of love is nothing like the love of the Lord for His people. In this message from Ruth 3, David Platt highlights the indescribable love of God. This is a self-giving love that protects and provides for those in need, much like Boaz showed toward Ruth. Ultimately, though, God’s love was manifested fully and perfectly in the death of Christ, who gave His life in order to shelter us from the judgment we deserve.

Aug 27 2018

58mins

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Attachment: The Gospel and Singleness

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Mar 20 2017

1hr 13mins

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Counter Culture: The Gospel and Homosexuality

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Feb 13 2017

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Advent: Hope for the Hurting

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When tragedy and sorrow strike, we often feel that God is far from us. We feel as if we’ve been abandoned. However, the book of Ruth reminds us that God offers hope to the hopeless. In this message from Ruth 1, David Platt shows us that God takes our tragedies and turns them into unexpected triumph. At the close of one of Scripture’s bleakest chapters, we get a glimpse of God’s mercy and faithfulness. 

Dec 10 2019

56mins

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The Story of All Stories

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Unfortunately, the book of Revelation is often the source of much division and unhelpful speculation about the future. However, this book was meant to fuel obedience and perseverance in the face of present trials. In this message based on the book of Revelation, David Platt shows us how Revelation brings the story of God’s kingdom to its glorious conclusion. Viewing our own personal stories within God’s larger story of redemption challenges us to live for a kingdom that is heavenly and eternal. This is the final message in a thru-the-Bible journey from this past year.

Dec 03 2019

48mins

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Caring Better for the Flock

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Scripture describes God’s people as sheep in need of a shepherd, and God has given pastors a special responsibility to care for His flock. In light of Satan’s schemes and the many dangers that face God’s people, pastors must rely on and obey God’s Word in order to care well for God’s people. In this message from 1 Peter 5:1–10, David Platt encourages pastors to shepherd God’s people faithfully. For every follower of Christ, our ultimate hope and security and redemption is found in the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.

Nov 27 2019

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Religion and the Resurrection

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There is no more significant historical event in the history of the world than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, Christ’s resurrection not only changed history at a general level––it also changes the life of every individual believer. In this message from Romans 6:4–11, David Platt helps us see the significance of Christ’s death and resurrection for our own salvation. Because we are united to Christ by faith, His death and resurrection results in our own death to sin and new life with God.

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Nov 19 2019

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Adopted

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God has blessed His people with every spiritual blessing in Christ, including the blessing of being adopted into God’s family. We who were once strangers and enemies of God are now sons and daughters through faith in Christ. In this message from Ephesians 1:3–14, David Platt explains the glorious reality of our adoption in Christ as well as the privilege we have of reflecting God’s love through earthly adoption. By caring for children in need, we can extend the love that we’ve received and bear witness to the One who has met our greatest need by adopting us through His Son.

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Nov 11 2019

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Sexuality in Our Culture: An Open Door for the Gospel

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Our culture insists that true freedom is found when we get to express ourselves and follow our own desires. Scripture’s teaching on sex is seen as restrictive and outdated, and many people are even wanting to determine their own gender. In this message from Colossians 4:2–6 and other selected passages, David Platt points us to Scripture so that we can understand God’s good design for sexuality and gender. The One who created us not only has the authority to set the parameters for us, but also He has the wisdom to know what is best for us. As Christians, this is increasingly becoming a costly conviction. Nevertheless, we must believe and proclaim the truth––that true and lasting satisfaction can only be found in Jesus Christ.

// Watch the full sermon, download the free discussion questions, and more by clicking here.

// Learn more about the Something Needs to Change here

Nov 04 2019

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Jesus, Children, and Special Needs

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While our culture often places value on people based on their “usefulness” to us, Scripture teaches that we are valuable because each of us is made in God’s image. As Christians, this means that we should view children and those with special needs differently than the world. However, because Scripture also teaches that we are born in sin and stand guilty before God, many Christians are still left wondering, “What happens after death to infants, young children, and those with special needs––do they go to heaven?” In this message from Colossians 1, David Platt points us to the character of God and the truths of Scripture in order to find hope for these difficult questions. We can trust in the One who always does what is good and just.

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Oct 29 2019

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What Happens to People Who Never Hear the Gospel?

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Many Christians would be grieved to learn that the number of people around the world who have little or no access to the gospel is measured in the billions. However, we will not feel the full weight of such statistics until we recognize the fate of those who never hear about what Christ has accomplished for their salvation. In this message, David Platt shows us from the book of Romans that those who never hear the gospel stand condemned before a just and holy God. This realization makes the church’s mission––making disciples of all nations––all the more urgent, and it should compel us to ask God how He would have us be a part of making the gospel known to those who have never heard.

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Oct 21 2019

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New Creation, New Calling

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Becoming a Christian is so much more than simply adding Jesus to the mix of your life or becoming a better person. To become a Christian is to become a new creation in Christ and to receive a new calling in life. And, as David Platt points out in this sermon from 2 Corinthians 5:17–6:2, this is all based on God’s gracious and powerful work in and through us. As ambassadors for Christ, each of us is challenged to ask the question, “How does God want me to use my life for the spread of His gospel in the world?”

Oct 14 2019

54mins

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Meditating on God’s Presence

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There is a temptation for Christians to monotonously drift through the pages of Scripture without meditating on the glorious truth of God’s Word and the great reality that He is with us. In this sermon from Joshua 1:1–9, David Platt exhorts us to see that like Joshua, even in the face of uncertainty and despair, we have great reason to be confident and filled with hope, living each day trusting in God’s presence and clinging to His Word.

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Oct 07 2019

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The Secret to the Christian Life...Continued

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Some people talk about being a Christian as if it is merely a decision made in the past, a decision that has little effect on the way you live your life on a daily basis. But this is a far cry from Scripture’s teaching about what it means to belong to Jesus. In this sermon from 1 Thessalonians 5:23–24, David Platt explains how Jesus transforms everything about us when He comes to live in us, transforming us from the inside out. And this transformation prepares us to come face-to-face with Jesus on the last day (either at death or when Jesus returns). Because God’s judgment will be final and irreversible, we should make certain now that Jesus is, in fact, our life, so that we might escape eternal judgment and instead enjoy eternal satisfaction with Him.

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Oct 01 2019

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The Secret to the Christian Life

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Some Christians spend a lot of time and energy searching for new and better ways to please God. Others simply have no idea how to live the Christian life, so they make little or no progress. Sadly, they don’t realize what God has already provided for them in Jesus Christ. In this sermon from Galatians 2:20, David Platt points to the amazing reality that Christ “exchanges” His life for ours. We receive the righteousness we need as well as the desire and the power to please God. Rather than being frustrated and defeated, we can live restful and secure.

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Sep 23 2019

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What Will Matter on that Day

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God’s Word constantly exhorts the church to see that, here, we have no lasting city, and Christians must seek the city that is to come. We know the clock is ticking on this life, and one day we will all stand before God. In this sermon from Revelation, David Platt turns our attention to one critical question that we all must answer on that day: Did you trust in Jesus as your life?

Sep 16 2019

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The Church: A World-Changing Movement

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Many people think of the church simply as a building or a place while failing to see God’s purpose for His people. God is changing the world by using ordinary people to share the greatest news in all the world––the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this sermon from Acts 1–2, David Platt urges us to commit ourselves–by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit–to fulfilling Christ’s commission until He returns.

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Sep 10 2019

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The Lord’s Supper: Celebration of the New Covenant

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God has given His people a continual reminder of their identification with Christ and with His church, and this reminder has come in the form of a meal––the Lord’s Supper. In this message from 1 Corinthians 11:23–32, David Platt answers some important questions about the Lord’s Supper: Who should participate? Where should we have this meal? When should we have it? How should we understand it? And, at the most foundational level, why should we celebrate the Lord’s Supper? As we’ll see, this meal is an essential component of new covenant worship and a celebratory expression of new covenant community.

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Sep 03 2019

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Baptism: More Than Just a Symbol

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Although Jesus commands believers to be baptized and Scripture assumes that all believers will have been baptized, many churches place little importance on baptism. It’s no surprise, then, that many Christians are left with questions: Why should I be baptized? What is the meaning of baptism? Who should be baptized? When should I be baptized? These are the kinds of questions David Platt answers in this message from Acts 2:36–41. Every follower of Christ should see not only the necessity of baptism but also the beauty and the privilege of identifying with Christ and his church.

Aug 25 2019

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Jesus and Money

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In a culture that is constantly telling us that we need and deserve more earthly comforts, Jesus’ view of money and possessions can come as a shock. He demands radical surrender of all that we are and all that we own. However, as David Platt points out in this message from Mark 10:17–31, Jesus is concerned with our eternal good. Riches and the passing pleasures of this world can be deceiving and dangerous.  Based not on guilt but on grace, Jesus invites His followers to store up an eternal, heavenly reward as they leverage their resources for the sake of the gospel.



Aug 20 2019

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Jesus and Marriage

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In a culture of self-expression and self-gratification, Scripture’s teaching about marriage and divorce can sound strange. Even many Christians have, without realizing it, failed to see marriage as a lifelong, covenant union between one man and woman, a union that bears witness to the relationship between Christ and His bride, the church. In this message from Matthew 19:1–2, David Platt takes a look at Christ’s teaching on marriage and divorce and the importance of this God-ordained institution. Gratefully, whether you’re single, married, or divorced, God’s grace in Christ is able to restore you, sustain you, and empower you to live for His glory.

Aug 12 2019

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Jesus Changes Everything

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Of all the events that have affected the course of history––wars, famines, technological breakthroughs, etc.––none compares to the coming of Jesus Christ. By His life, death, and resurrection, Christ, the Son of God, fulfills God’s plan of redemption and reveals to us the purpose for which we were created. In this message from Matthew 1–2, David Platt helps us see how Jesus changes everything.

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Aug 05 2019

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Why We Live and Leap for the Glory of God in the World

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God’s people should treasure Him above anyone or anything else since He is supremely glorious and satisfying. However, it’s all too easy for us to say that we treasure God and then deny Him with the way we live and the things we value. In this message from Ethiopia based on Malachi 2:17–3:12, David Platt encourages us to consider what we’re saying about God with the way we use our money. We should use our money, and everything we have, so that His name is glorified in our lives and His gospel is made known around the world. 

Jul 29 2019

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