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February 28, 2011

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt

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Some more quotes from Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt

They believe God has shown them great grace in order that he might use them to accomplish the glorious, global, God-exalting purpose that has been primary since the beginning of time, and they don’t want to settle for anything less than radical abandonment to that purpose.
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.
It is multiplying because the people of God are no longer listening as if his Word is intended to stop with them. They are now living as if God’s Word is intended to spread through them.
Whereas disinfecting Christians involves isolating them and teaching them to be good, discipling Christians involves propelling Christians into the world to risk their lives for the sake of others.
How could Christians who supposedly believed the gospel so easily rationalize the enslavement of other human beings?
I wonder if followers of Christ 150 years from now will look back at Christians in America today and ask, “How could they live in such big houses? How could they drive such nice cars and wear such nice clothes? How could they live in such affluence while thousands of children were dying because they didn’t have food and water?
if our lives do not reflect radical compassion for the poor, there is reason to wonder if Christ is really in us at all.
I realize there is never going to come 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.”

His power is so superior to ours.

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“The church I lead could have the least gifted people, the least talented people, the fewest leaders, and the least money, and this church under the power of the Holy Spirit could still shake the nations for his glory. The reality is that the church I lead can accomplish more during the next month in the power of God’s Spirit than we can in the next hundred years apart from his provision. His power is so superior to ours. Why do we not desperately seek it?”

from Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt

Radical Desperation

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Instead of dependence on ourselves, we express radical desperation for the power of his Spirit, and we trust that Jesus stands ready to give us everything we ask for so that he might make much of our Father in the world. Think about it. Would you say that your life is marked right now by desperation for the Spirit of God? Would you say that the church you are a part of is characterized by this sense of desperation?

The Ten Lists

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February 27, 2011

The Ten Lists

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February 26, 2011

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“Every saved person this side of heaven owes the gospel to every lost person this side of hell.” David Platt #Radical

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“God blesses his people with extravagant grace so they might extend his extravagant glory to all peoples on the earth.” David Platt #Radical

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“How many of us are embracing the comforts of suburban America while we turn a deaf ear to inner cities in need of the gospel?” David Platt

Desperation for the Spirit of God

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“Instead of dependence on ourselves, we express radical desperation for the power of his Spirit, and we trust that Jesus stands ready to give us everything we ask for so that he might make much of our Father in the world. Think about it. Would you say that your life is marked right now by desperation for the Spirit of God? Would you say that the church you are a part of is characterized by this sense of desperation?”

from Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt

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