Reaching The Culture And The Nations For The Glory Of Christ -- By: David Platt
JBTM 6:2 (Fall 2009) p. 133
Reaching The Culture And The Nations For The Glory Of Christ
David Platt is Senior Pastor at the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. He formerly served as Dean of the Chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
This sermon was delivered at the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville, KY in June,
If you have a Bible, and I hope you do, I invite you to open with me to Acts 3.
I want to encourage us this morning with a picture of the people of God in the New Testament that I pray will be a reality among the people of God today. Specifically, I want to encourage us with three prayers that we might pray together based on Acts 3:1-10.
One day, Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer, at
First, I want to encourage us to pray that God would give us a radical concern for the needs of the world around us. I love the contrast between the end of Acts 2 and the beginning of Acts 3. At the end of Acts 2 on the Day of Pentecost, over 3,000 people were saved. Talk about a good day for church growth! But what I find most interesting is that the next scene Luke chooses to give us in Acts is not a scene involving the masses. Instead, it’s a scene involving one man that the masses were ignoring. There is a reality that is being illustrated here, brothers and sisters. Those who are most effective in reaching the many are those who are most passionate about reaching the one.
The disciples had learned this from Jesus. Peter and John had seen Jesus with the crowds gathering around Him. Li...
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