Many gospel presentations emphasize the fact that God has a wonderful plan for your life while spending little time on the problem of sin and how it is that holy God can have fellowship with people who have rebelled against him. But Scripture paints a different and much fuller picture of God's saving work in Christ. In this message from Romans 3:21–26, Pastor David Platt unpacks the following definition of the gospel: the just and gracious God of the universe looked upon hopelessly sinful people and sent his Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to bear his wrath against sin on the cross and to show his power over sin in the resurrection so that all who have faith in him will be reconciled to God forever. Though the problem of sin may be greater than we imagined, God's grace in the gospel is greater still.
We had over 5,000 entrepreneurs gather in more than 300 cities around the world for Faith Driven Entrepreneur Live. It was an incredible event filled with talks and stories that helped us understand what it means to surrender our businesses over to God. One impactful talk came from David Platt, and it was just too good not to share with others. So sit back, take it in, and send it to another entrepreneur who might benefit from it. More from David, Nicky Gumbel, Mark Batterson, Chip Ingram, and other pastoral leaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIffdozqC2s
Sometimes God's timing leaves us with questions or even doubts. Does he care? Has he forgotten me? Is he really working all things for my good? In this message from Romans 8:18–30, David Platt points us to the character and promises of God. Regardless of our circumstances, we can trust what God says in his Word. His love is sure, even when we don't understand his timing. Waiting on God should cause us to grow in prayer and dependence on him. Ultimately, our waiting is for God's glory and our eternal good.
Jesus said that unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God. So what does it mean to be born again? In this message from John 3:1–21, David Platt points us to the words of Jesus to understand God's sovereign work in our salvation. We are responsible for putting our faith in Christ, but it's the gracious and powerful work of the Holy Spirit that makes our response possible. As those who are born dead in sin, we need more than moral improvement—we need a new heart. And that's precisely what God gives us in the new birth.
Faith Driven Entrepreneurs understand that their businesses are gifts from God. Even if they carry the title “Founder,” they accept that God is the ultimate owner. In this compilation episode, we feature segments from Daivd Platt, Pete Ochs, Alan Barnhart, and Angel and Dan Rutledge talking about what it means to act as stewards, not owners of our businesses.We'll also be diving further into this theme at the 2023 Faith Driven Entrepreneur Live on September 13th at 8:30 AM, wherever you are. Find more and register here.Find the whole conversations with these guests at the links below:https://www.faithdrivenentrepreneur.org/podcast-inventory/2019/11/19/jailhouse-business-pete-ochshttps://www.faithdrivenentrepreneur.org/podcast-inventory/episode-183-radical-generosity-with-david-platthttps://www.faithdrivenentrepreneur.org/podcast-inventory/episode-216-the-genius-behind-online-signups-with-angel-and-dan-rutledgehttps://www.faithdrivenentrepreneur.org/podcast-inventory/2019/4/8/episode-51-god-owns-it-all-alan-barnhart-ceo-of-barnhart-crane-and-rigging
Many professing Christians assume that because they've prayed a prayer or made a public profession, they are on their way to heaven, despite the fact that their lives give very little evidence of heart change. In this message from David Platt from Matthew 7:13–27, we hear the sobering warnings of Jesus. Many will call Jesus “Lord” on the last day, only to find out that they never belonged to him. Every professing Christian should examine his or her life to see if they are truly following the narrow way.
Sometimes our culture talks about faith as if it's a way to achieve our own dreams. But faith is more than self-centered positive thinking. Faith is humble and dependent on God, and it leads us to prayer and patience in suffering. Faith lives in light of Christ's coming. In this message from David Platt from James 4:13–5:20, we see that genuine faith perseveres through the trials and difficulties of life. It may face obstacles and setbacks, but by God's grace and power, true faith lasts.
Some Christians say that the way to be a light to the world is to look more like the world. However, the book of James has a very different message. We're told to live by a wisdom that is very different from the world's wisdom, and we're told that friendship with the world and its sinful ways is rebellion against God. It's by humbling ourselves before God and receiving his grace that we are enabled to live lives that please God. In this message from James 3:13–4:12, David Platt points us to the kind of faith and wisdom that submits to God's good ways rather than the sinful ways of the world.