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We can accomplish more in one month of dependence on the Spirit than we can in 100 years of dependence on ourselves. — David Platt

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I can almost picture the disciples faces. No, not the drink-my-blood speech! We'll never get on the list of fastest-growing movements if you keep asking them to eat you! — David Platt

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Do you realize the weight of the one who has invited us to follow him? He is worthy of more than church attendance and casual association; he is worthy of total abandonment and supreme adoration. — David Platt

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Do you and I believe him (Christ) enough to obey him and to follow him wherever he leads, even when the crowds in our culture - and maybe in our churches - turn the other way? ... For the sake of an increasingly marginalized and relatively ineffective church in our culture, I want to risk it all. For the sake of my life, my family, and the people who surround me, I want to risk it all. — David Platt

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Quite literally, Christ became a curse instead of us. — David Platt

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I want to move from what we let go of to whom we hold on to. I want to explore not just the gravity of what we forsake in this world, but also the greatness of the one we follow in this world. — David Platt

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[ ... ]not even dying a martyr's death is classified as extraordinary obedience when you are following a Savior who died on a cross. — David Platt

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Disciples like Peter, Andrew, James, and John show us that the call to follow Jesus is not simply an invitation to pray a prayer; it is a summons to lose our lives. — David Platt

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When you put all these truths in the gospel together, you realize that the most offensive and countercultural claim in Christianity is not what Christians believe about homosexuality or abortion, marriage or religious liberty. Instead, the most offensive claim in Christianity is that God is the Creator, Owner, and Judge of every person on the planet. — David Platt

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Anyone wanting to proclaim the glory of Christ to the ends of the earth must consider not only how to declare the gospel verbally but also how to demonstrate the gospel visibly in a world where so many are urgently hungry. If I am going to address urgent spriitual need by sharing the gospel of Christ or building up the body of Christ around the world, then I cannot overlook dire physical need in the process. — David Platt

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When we realize that Jesus is the one who takes the initiative and invites us to follow him, everything changes-on multiple levels. — David Platt

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This is the unavoidable conclusion of Matthew 10. To everyone wanting a safe, untroubled, comfortable life free from danger, stay away from Jesus. The danger in our lives will always increase in proportion to the depth of our relationship with Christ. — David Platt

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God uses sorrowful tragedy to set the stage for surprising triumph-whether in this life or the life to come. — David Platt

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Plainly put, a relationship with jesus requires total, superior, and exclusive devotion. — David Platt

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Most of us really are not very concerned about the needs around us. Most Christians rarely share the gospel, and most Christians' schedules are not heavily weighted to feeding the hungry, helping the sick, and strengthening the church in the neediest places in our country. — David Platt

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God involves us in his missions not because He needs us, but because He loves us. And in His mercy He has invited us to be involved in His sovereign design for the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth. — David Platt

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God has designed us to depend on His Word to lead his people in ways that are utterly disproportionate to who we are. — David Platt

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The cross is where Jesus, God in the flesh, took the just punishment due sinners upon himself. — David Platt

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Do we believe the reward found in Jesus is worth the risk of following Him? — David Platt

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We have filled our lives and our churches with more comforts for us, all while turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to abject poverty in others. We need our eyes opened to the implications of the gospel for how we live. — David Platt

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My life is a blank check before God ... No strings attached. — David Platt

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This is how God works. He puts people in positions where they are desperate for his power, and then he shows his provision in ways that display his greatness — David Platt

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Repentance is a rich biblical term that signifies an elemental transformation in someone's mind, heart, heart, and life. — David Platt

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The Bible clearly reminds us that left to ourselves, we would be lost forever. — David Platt

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Therefore, when I look for a church, I look for the music that best fits me and the programs that best cater to me and my family. When I make plans for my life and career, it is about what works best for me and my family. When I consider the house I will live in, the car I will drive, the clothes I will wear, the way I will live, I will choose according to what is best for me. This is the version of Christianity that largely prevails in our culture. But it is not biblical Christianity. — David Platt

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I want to be apart of something that can only be explained by the hand of God! — David Platt

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By God's design, he has wired his children for spiritual reproduction. He has woven into the fabric of every single Christian's DNA a desire and ability to reproduce. — David Platt

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And this is why Jesus came: to endure the holy wrath of God due us. — David Platt

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The Life of Christ determines everything about us. — David Platt

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We assume that our race simply deserves heaven, that God owes heaven to us unless we do something really bad to warrant otherwise. — David Platt

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God actually delights in exalting our inability. He intentionally puts his people in situations where they come face to face with their need for him. — David Platt

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Why not begin operating under the idea that God has given us excess, not so we could have more, but so we could give more? — David Platt

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And as we meet needs on earth, we are proclaiming a gospel that transforms lives for eternity. The point is not simply to meet a temporary need or change a startling statistic; the point is to exalt the glory of Christ as we express the gospel of Christ through the radical generosity of our lives. — David Platt

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As I looked at material and spiritual poverty in the world around me, including approximately 2 billion people who haven't even heard the gospel, I knew that I needed to make some major changes in my life. — David Platt

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In a world where everything revolves around yourself-protec t yourself, promote yourself, comfort yourself, and take care of yourself-Jesus says, 'Crucify yourself. Put aside all self-preservati on in order to live for God's glorification, no matter what that means for you in the culture around you.' — David Platt

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The bible informs us, compels us to care for the poor, to love the outcast, to serve the needy. — David Platt

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If you claim to be a follower of Christ, I encourage you to consider your present commitment to a local church. — David Platt

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The more Christ fulfills the cravings of our souls, the more he changes our taste capacities from the inside out. The more we walk with him, the more we want him. The more we taste of him, the more we enjoy him. And this transforms how we live and what we live for. — David Platt

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For God to be holy does not just mean He is without error. It means He is without equal. May it not be said of any one of us that there is not respect for the author of the universe. He is sovereign over all nature, over all nations and over every single one of our lives. — David Platt

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If there were 1,000 ways to God we would want 1,001. — David Platt

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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. — David Platt

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We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes. — David Platt

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We don't go to Scripture for permission to do what we think is best, but for direction to do what He says is best. — David Platt

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Though you and I find ourselves surrounded by the lure of temporary pleasure, we must fasten our affections on the one who promises eternal treasure that will never spoil or fade. If your life or my life is going to count on earth, we must start by concentrating on heaven. For then, and only then, will you and I be free to take radical risk, knowing that what awaits us is radical reward. — David Platt

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Yet the penalty for sin is not determined by our measure of it. Instead, the penalty for sin is determined by the magnitude of the one sinned against. — David Platt

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Suddenly contemporary Christianity sales pitches don't seem adequate anymore. Ask Jesus to come into your heart. Invite Jesus to come into your life. Pray this prayer, sign this card, walk down this aisle, and accept Jesus as your personal Savior ... We have taken the infinitely glorious Son of God, who endured the infinitely terrible wrath of God and who now reigns as the infinitely worthy Lord of all, and we have reduced him to a poor, puny Savior who is just begging for us to accept him. Accept him? Do we really think Jesus needs our acceptance? Don't we need him? — David Platt

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We are molding Jesus into our image. He's beginning to look a lot like us because, after all, that is who we are most comfortable with. The danger now is when we gather in our church buildings to sing, and lift up our hands in worship, we may not actually be worshiping the Jesus of the Bible. Instead, we may be worshiping ourselves. — David Platt

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Passionate worship always leads to personal witness. Always. And what that means is ... if we're not witnessing, there's a problem with our worship. We're not seeing God for who He is! We're not realizing what He's done! We're not realizing the magnitude of what He's done for our souls! — David Platt

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To be a Christian is to be loved by God, pursued by God, and found by God. To be a Christian is to realize that in your sin, you were separated from God's presence, and you deserved nothing but God's wrath. Yet despite your darkness and in your deadness, his light shone on you and his voice spoke to you, inviting you to follow him. His majesty captivated your soul and his mercy covered your sin, and by his death he brought you life. Do you know for sure that you are his child, not ultimately because of any good you have done - any prayers you have prayed, steps you have taken, or boxes you have checked - but solely because of the grace he has given? — David Platt

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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. — David Platt

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Why make disciples? Because heaven and hell exist, and the end of the world is coming. — David Platt

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Salvation has absolutely nothing to do with human merit and absolutely everything to do with divine mercy. — David Platt

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The gospel beckons our sin-sick souls to simple trust in Christ, the only One who is truly radical enough. — David Platt

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On popular issues like poverty and slavery, where Christians are likely to be applauded for our social action, we are quick to stand up and speak out. Yet on controversial issues like homosexuality and abortion, where Christians are likely to be criticized for our involvement, we are content to sit down and stay quiet. — David Platt

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Salvation now consists of a deep wrestling in our souls with the sinfulness of our hearts, the depth of our depravity, and the desperation of our need for his grace. — David Platt

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So the challenge for us is to live in such a way that we are radically dependent on and desperate for the power that only God can provide. — David Platt

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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. — David Platt

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Jesus came to live the life we could not live and to die the death we deserve to die. — David Platt

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Consider what it takes for successful businessmen and businesswomen, effective entrepreneurs and hardworking associates, shrewd retirees and idealistic students to combine forces with a creative pastor to grow a "successful church" today. Clearly, it doesn't require the power of God to draw a crowd in our culture. A few key elements that we can manufacture will suffice. — David Platt

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In our evil we rebel against God. We take the law of God, written in his Word and on our hearts, and we disobey it. — David Platt

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Every Christian has unique opportunities to engage the most pressing social issues of our day by praying, proclaiming the gospel, and participating with God in all that he is doing in the world. — David Platt

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Let me amplify and paraphrase, then, what it seems Jesus was saying [Luke 12]: 'In light of the fact that you have a God in heaven who is set on caring for you as a shepherd does his sheep, as a father does his children, and as a king does who is passing on an entire kingdom, don't be anxious. Sell your possessions, give to the poor, and don't worry. Your God - your Shepherd, your Father your King - has everything under control. — David Platt

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Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to [God] the Father except through me." Peter, one of the four fishermen Jesus called, later said of Jesus, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Jesus did not claim to be one dish on the buffet line of spirituality from which we can pick and choose the elements that best suit our taste. And if his claims are true, then his call demands everything, and we have no other choice - like those fishermen before us - but to drop everything and follow him. — David Platt

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Disciple making is not a call for others to come to us to hear the gospel but a command for us to go to others to share the gospel. — David Platt

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We can so easily deceive ourselves, mistaking the presence of physical bodies in a crowd for the existence of spiritual life in a community. — David Platt

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Ultimate satisfaction is found not in making much of ourselves but in making much of God — David Platt

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God's design for taking the gospel to the world is a slow, intentional, simple process that involves every one of his people sacrificing every facet of their lives to multiply the life of Christ in others. — David Platt

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We are, by nature, receivers. Even if we have a desire to learn God's Word, we still listen from a default self-centered mind-set that is always asking, What can I get out of this? — David Platt

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When God tells us to give extravagantly, we can trust Him to do the same in our lives. And this is really the core issue of it all. Do we trust Him? Do we trust Jesus when He tells us to give radically for the sake of the poor? Do we trust Him to provide for us when we begin using the resources He has given us to provide for others? Do we trust Him to know what is best for our lives, our families, and our financial futures? — David Platt

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The key is realizing - and believing - that this world is not your home. If you and I ever hope to free our lives from worldly desires, worldly thinking, worldly pleasures, worldly dreams, worldly ideals, worldly values, worldly ambitions, and worldly acclaim, then we must focus our lives on another world. — David Platt

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Others try to remove guilt by shifting the standards of right and wrong in the name of cultural progression. One of the easiest ways to assuage guilt is to convince ourselves that our moral standards are impractical or outdated. Greed is not wrong; it's necessary in the good of ambition. Promoting ourselves is the only way to be successful. Lust is natural for contemporary men and women, and sex is expected regardless of marriage or gender. We attempt to remove our guilt by redefining right and wrong according to cultural fads. Yet guilt remains. No matter how hard — David Platt

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Being a member of a church means so much more than standing next to someone else and singing some songs once a week. Being a member of a church means realizing that we are responsible for helping the brothers and sisters around us to grow as disciples of Jesus. — David Platt

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I'm struck when I see Jesus simply, intentionally, systematically, patiently walking alongside twelve men. Jesus reminds me that disciples are not mass-produced. Disciples of Jesus - genuine, committed, self-sacrificing followers of Christ - are not made overnight. — David Platt

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We've taken the lifeblood out of Christianity and put Kool-Aid in its place so that it tastes better to the crowds, and the consequences are catastrophic. ~Follow Me, pg. 7 — David Platt

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Give. Give generously, abundantly, and sacrificially. Give not because your stuff is bad. Give because your heart has been captured by a Savior who has produced in you overflowing joy, welling up in rich generosity. — David Platt

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As multitudes of babies are dismembered and destroyed daily, this is clearly an issue where the gospel requires us to counter culture. — David Platt

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Ask, could my gifts, education, career, or experience be used to spread the gospel where it's needed most? — David Platt

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God has made a way of salvation for the lost. Not a way, but the way. And this is the good news - the gospel. — David Platt

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This is the curse of superficial religion: the constant attempt to do outward things apart from inward transformation. — David Platt

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Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names; but once you know, everything changes. — David Platt

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Are you really saying there's only one way to God?' people immediately ask. Yet even as we ask the question, we reveal the problem. If there were 1,000 ways to God, we would want 1,001. The issue is not how many ways lead to God; the issue is our autonomy before God. We want to make our own way. This is the essence of sin in the first place - trusting our way more than God's way. — David Platt

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This extremely shocking and utterly revolutionary call is the essence of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus: we are not called to simply believe certain points or observe certain practices, but ultimately to cling to the person of Christ as life itself. — David Platt

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You and I can choose to continue with business as usual in the Christian life and in the church as a whole, enjoying success based on the standards defined by the culture around us. Or we can take an honest look at the Jesus of the Bible and dare to ask what the consequences might be if we really believed him and really obeyed him. — David Platt

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The very first word out of Jesus; mouth in is ministry in the New Testament is clear: repent. — David Platt

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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. — David Platt

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The primary reward of the gospel - God himself — David Platt

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The worst thing we can do for the needy is neglect them. The second worst thing we can do is subsidize them, helping people get through a day while ignoring how we can help people get through their lives. — David Platt

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The purpose of God's Word is to transform people in every country and every century into the image of God. — David Platt

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For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility. EPHESIANS 2:12-14 — David Platt

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The dangerous assumption we unknowingly accept in the American dream is that our greatest asset is our own ability. — David Platt

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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

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God chose to set his love on the Israelites not because of any merit in them but solely because of mercy in him. — David Platt

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Peruse the Christian marketplace, and you will find a plethora of books, songs, and paintings that depict God as a loving Father. — David Platt

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We email, Facebook, tweet and text with people who are going to spend eternity in either heaven or hell. Our lives are too short to waste on mere temporal conversations when massive eternal realities hang in the balance. Just as you and I have no guarantee that we will live through the day, the people around us are not guaranteed tomorrow either. So let's be intentional about sewing the threads of the gospel into the fabric of our conversations every day, knowing that it will not always be easy, yet believing that eternity will always be worth it. — David Platt

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Our greatest need is not to try harder. Our greatest need is a new heart. — David Platt

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The issue is not about having a small church or a big one. It is about how to keep the great commission at the forefront of every believer's mind. It is about helping the church go beyond "come and listen" to "go and tell. — David Platt

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Who God is and what Christ did have huge implications for who we are personally and what we desire sexually. — David Platt

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The goal of the disciple of Jesus, then, is not to answer the question, "What is God's will for my life?" The goal, instead, is to walk in God's will on a moment-by-moment, day-by-day basis. — David Platt

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He (Jesus) came so that we might receive new life through supernatural regeneration. — David Platt

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My prayer is that people will see that following Jesus costs you everything you are and everything you have. And my prayer is that people will see that Jesus is worth it. — David Platt