David Platt Biography
David Platt born David Joseph Platt is an American pastor. He is currently the Pastor-Teacher at McLean Bible Church, and he is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream.
In April 2011, Platt released a follow-up book, Radical Together: Unleashing God’s People for God’s Purpose. And he released Follow Me in February 2013: A Call to Die, a Call to Live, which included Francis Chan’s introduction. Recently, Platt founded Radical.net, a resource ministry dedicated to serving the church and making all nations disciples.
David Platt Age
David was born on July 11, 1979, Atlanta, GA. He is 39 years as of 2018.
David Platt Wife| David Platt Family
David and wife Heather have four children Caleb (12), Joshua (10), Mara Ruth (8), and Isaiah (5).
David Platt Education
Platt graduated with a B.A. from Georgia University. in journalism. He attended the Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans from there. He received M.Div’s, Th. M’s and also Ph.D. degrees there.
David Platt Leadership
After he completed his doctorate, Platt served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics. He likewise served at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans and dwelled in a parsonage when Hurricane Katrina hit, flooding the parsonage.
At 26 years old, Platt was contracted to lead the gathering of The Church at Brook Hills, and he ended up known as the most youthful megachurch minister in America. He stated, “I trust that God has particularly made all of His kin to affect the world. Some may consider it hopeful, yet I trust it is completely scriptural, established in Psalm 67:1-2, yet covering Scripture from start to finish. God is in the matter of gift His kin so His ways and His salvation may be made known among all individuals.”
In 2014, Platt was chosen leader of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board. The International Mission Board is one of the biggest preacher sending associations on the planet. He was named to this situation after an excursion to Nepal.
In February 2017, Platt started filling in as Interim Teaching Pastor at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia, a congregation found only outside of Washington, DC. This was while proceeding with his essential job as leader of the International Mission Board.
In September 2017, Platt was employed as Pastor-Teacher of McLean Bible Church.
In February 2018, he declared his arrangements to leave as leader of the IMB on the employing of his successor
David Platt Church
Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical.
David Platt Books
Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and the forthcoming book Something Needs to Change, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians.
2011 Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God
2013 Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live
2000 Radical Small Group Study – Member Book
2013 What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me?
2015 Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age
2013 Exalting Jesus in Matthew 2013 Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus 2019 Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need 2010 The Radical Question: What Is Jesus Worth to You? 2013 Follow Me – Student Book
2015 Counter Culture – Bible Study Book 2015 A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty2015 Because We Are Called to Counter Culture: In a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, and Pornography 2012 The Radical Question and a Radical Idea 2015 Counter Culture – Student Leader Guide 2013 Follow Me – Adult: Member Book 2015 A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Orphans and Widows
2015 A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Abortion 2015 A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Persecution
2015 A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Sexual Immorality 2015 A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Racism2015 A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Sex Slavery
2017 Counter Culture Scripture and Prayer Guide
2015 Disrupted: Strategy for Exponential Change
2013 Follow Me Church Kit
1999 Cat’s Paw
2016 The Disruption Readiness Test
2014 Exalting Jesus in Galatians
2016 Strategy in Action: The Crash Course
2014 Volg My! (Eboek)
David Platt Radical
He is the founder and president of Radical.
David Platt Secret Church
Mystery Church is an extraordinary six-hour Bible investigation intended to imitate “house church.” This is a simulcast occasion that was initially communicated from The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama and has all the more as of late been communicated from different areas over the Southeast. The core of Secret Church is based on enduring Christian devotees over the world that face mistreatment for their confidence in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The motivation behind Secret Church is two-crease: to meet up as the worldwide church in a petition for aggrieved Christians over the world and to partake in an extreme investigation of God’s Word (the Bible). The Bible-focused investigations are intended to prepare Jesus supporters to all the more likely spread the Gospel while moving more prominent dedication and pledge to the call of Christ. Every year, an alternate subject is contemplated and an alternative social order and additionally nation are explicitly centered around for devoted supplication time. Petitions are based on mistreated Christians to be continued through hardships, for the “mystery Church” under abuse to develop, and for the spread of the Gospel.
Past Secret Church topics:
Survey of the Old Testament, Secret Church
Survey of the New Testament, Secret Church
How to Study the Bible, Secret Church
Who Is God?, Secret Church
Exploring the Holy Spirit, Secret Church
The Cross of Christ, Secret Church
Angels, Demons, Spiritual Warfare, Secret Church
The Gospel, Possessions, and Prosperity, Secret Church
The Body of Christ, Secret Church
Crucifixion, Salvation, and the Glory of God, Secret Church
Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel, Secret Church
The Cross and Suffering, Secret Church
Heaven, Hell, End of the World, Secret Church
The Cross and Everyday Life, Secret Church
Christ, Culture, and a Call to Action, Secret Church
A Global Gospel in a World of Religions, Secret Church
Scripture and Authority in an Age of Skepticism, Secret Church
Cults and Counterfeit Gospels, Secret Church
Prayer, Fasting and the Pursuit of God, Secret Church
David Platt Quotes
“Radical obedience to Christ is not easy… It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.”
“We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.”
“The modern-day gospel says, ‘God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. Therefore, follow these steps, and you can be saved.’ Meanwhile, the biblical gospel says, ‘You are an enemy of God, dead in your sin, & in your present state of rebellion, you are not even able to see that you need life, much less to cause yourself to come to life. Therefore, you are radically dependent on God to do something in your life that you could never do.”
“If we were left to ourselves with the task of taking the gospel to the world, we would immediately begin planning innovative strategies and plotting elaborate schemes. We would organize conventions, develop programs, and create foundations… But Jesus is so different from us. With the task of taking the gospel to the world, he wandered through the streets and byways…All He wanted was a few men who would think as He did, love as He did, see as He did, teach as He did and serve as He did. All He needed was to revolutionize the hearts of a few, and they would impact the world.”
“But then I realize there is never going to be a day when I stand before God and He looks at me and says, ‘I wish you would have kept more for yourself.’ I’m confident that God will take care of me.”
“My biggest fear, even now, is that I will hear Jesus’ words and walk away, content to settle for less than radical obedience to Him. ”
“We desperately need to explore how much of our understanding of the gospel is American and how much is biblical.”
“God beckons storm clouds and they come. He tells the wind to blow and the rain to fall, and they obey immediately. He speaks to the mountains, ‘You go there,’ and He says to the seas, ‘You stop here, and they do it. Everything in all creation responds in obedience to the Creator…until we get to you and me. We have the audacity to look God in the face and say, ‘No.”
“The price is certainly high for people who don’t know Christ and who live in a world where Christians shrink back from self-denying faith and settle into self-indulging faith. While Christians choose to spend their lives fulfilling the American dream instead of giving their lives to proclaiming the kingdom of God, literally billions in need of the Gospel remain in the dark”
“Every saved person this side of heaven owes the gospel to every lost person this side of hell.”
“I could not help but think that somewhere along the way we had missed what was radical about our faith and replaced it with what is comfortable.”
“As long as you and I understand salvation as checking off a box to get to God, we will find ourselves in the meaningless sea of world religions that actually condemn the human race by exalting our supposed ability to get to God. On the other hand, when you and I realize that we are morally evil, dead in sin and deserving of God’s wrath with no way out on our own, we begin to discover our desperation for Christ.”
“Should it concern us that the Bible never calls us to ask Jesus into our hearts. Should it concern us that the bible never mentions such a superstitious sinners prayer and yet that is exactly what we have sold to so many as salvation.”
“So what is the difference between someone who willfully indulges in sexual pleasures while ignoring the Bible on moral purity and someone who willfully indulges in the selfish pursuit of more and more material possessions while ignoring the Bible on caring for the poor? The difference is that one involves a social taboo in the church and the other involves the social norm in the church.”
David Platt Theology
David Platt has a continuationist point of view. He believes that the biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit have not ceased with the apostles and are working today to build the church, but he would stress that tongues are minor gifts and are always trumped by the higher gifts such as prophecy and the work of the Holy Spirit through the word of the gospel through which the Holy Spirit brings salvation.
David Platt Mclean Bible Church
In September of 2017, David Platt was confirmed as the Pastor Teacher at McLean Bible Church. David’s passion for both missions and discipleship has brought renewed commitment and energy as the church readies itself to respond as the Lord leads.
Previously, he served as President of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, followed by Master’s degrees of Divinity and Theology and a Doctorate of Philosophy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. David is the author of Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Counter Culture. He also founded Radical, a ministry devoted to disseminating disciple-making resources so the Gospel can be made known to the ends of the earth.
David Platt Follow Me
Pastor David Platt continues to challenge cultural Christianity in this much-anticipated follow-up to Radical. This book compels each one of us to examine the validity and vitality of our own personal faith. “Follow Me” is a life and death message for all who claim the name of Christ.
David Platt Salary
Platt’s 2018 estimated net worth is Under Review` up from Under Review in 2017 with estimated 2017-2018 earnings` salary` and income of Under Review.
David Platt Counter Culture
David Platt Bible Study
Platt, president of the International Mission Board, and pastor-teacher of McLean Bible Church, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David is a passionate teacher and advocate of global missions, having founded Radical, a ministry devoted to serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources so the gospel might be made known in all nations.
David Platt Sermons
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