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Pray the Word with David Platt
My Joy is Gone (Jeremiah 8:18)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 3:40


In this episode of Jeremiah 8:18, Pastor David Platt grieves for God's people who are under the judgment of God.

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk
The Role of Prayer in a Spiritual Awakening - Part 2

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 25:55


The greatest hindrance to the advancement of the gospel is the attempt by the Church to do the work of God apart from the power of God. That's the assessment of Pastor David Platt. He adds that maybe the biggest barrier to spreading the good news is not the self-indulgent immorality of our culture, but our self-sufficient mentality within the Body of Christ. On today's edition of Family Talk, the pastor of McLean Bible Church explains that the primary purpose of prayer is not to get something, but to know God and to understand that He works through willing intercessors.

Family Talk on Oneplace.com
The Role of Prayer in a Spiritual Awakening - II

Family Talk on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 25:55


The greatest hindrance to the advancement of the gospel is the attempt by the Church to do the work of God apart from the power of God. That's the assessment of Pastor David Platt. He adds that maybe the biggest barrier to spreading the good news is not the self-indulgent immorality of our culture, but our self-sufficient mentality within the Body of Christ. On today's edition of Family Talk, the pastor of McLean Bible Church explains that the primary purpose of prayer is not to get something, but to know God and to understand that He works through willing intercessors. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/707/29

The Church of Eleven22
Saturated 2021 - Wednesday: Pastor David Platt

The Church of Eleven22

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 65:22


Today in the Word Devotional

Pastor David Platt says, “The primary purpose of prayer is not to get something, but to know Someone.” This month, as we focus on powerful prayers from the Bible, we want to learn how we may become better people of prayer. With all that is happening in our world and in our personal lives, it is important to examine and strengthen our prayer lives. Oftentimes we forget that Jesus was not only a master teacher and miracle worker but also a master “pray-er.” Throughout the gospels, we see Jesus praying for others, with others, alone, and in nature. Luke tells us that Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. His whole life was soaked in prayer (Luke 5:16). In our text today, Jesus teaches His disciples that prayer begins with a humble heart and right attitude toward God and others (vv. 5–6). Unlike the religious elites, He tells His followers that their heavenly Father answers the prayer of those who understand who they are in light of who God is. We must remember though, as Platt says, that the “reward” is not necessarily getting something, but knowing Someone (v. 6). Jesus also taught His listeners that their prayer ought to be purposeful. Unlike the pagans who babble with many words, our prayers ought to be properly directed and honestly pronounced (vv. 7–8). Jesus gives a pattern of prayer for His listeners to follow that has come to be known today as the Lord’s Prayer (vv. 9–13). We will unpack this prayer later this month, but as we approach Good Friday, examine your own motives in prayer. Make it your aim not to seek things, but to get to know Him more. >> This month, make it a point to set aside a time and place for consistent prayer. Choose a quiet place where you will be able to silence your mind and quiet your soul so you can dialogue with your heavenly Father.

The Assembly Line
Rooted: Confidence in Christ

The Assembly Line

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 25:36


In a world in which thousands of religions persist, how can we be confident in our faith in Jesus? Can we really know that He is God with so many "paths" up the mountain to God, to borrow from Pastor David Platt? Join this episode as we look at one familiar passage with fresh eyes to see the truths proclaimed by Christ. Yes, we can have confidence in knowing that Jesus is God! 

Ed Stetzer Live
Voting Biblically

Ed Stetzer Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2020


The election is just weeks away and the nation is facing a number of crisis... a global pandemic, economic uncertainty and racial tensions. Ed Stetzer talks with Pastor David Platt on how we find unity in the church around Jesus and not the politics of the day. 

Rick & Bubba University Podcast
Ep 50 | Before Christians Vote | Pastor David Platt

Rick & Bubba University Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2020 45:40


During a service at McLean Bible Church where he serves as pastor, David Platt got a phone call telling him that President Trump was on his way with a request that the church pray for him. Minutes later, the president was standing on stage and David was praying for the leader of the free world. The aftermath of that day showed David that even the church is not immune to today’s toxic political climate. As Christians, what is our response to a worldly government? David Platt's latest book, "Before You Vote: Seven Questions Every Christian Should Ask," takes on the subject that seems to be dividing the entire country, Christians included. Don't miss this timely and Bible-based episode of Rick & Bubba University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Christ Centered and Clear Podcast
Episode 6 - Interview with David Platt about Christ-Centered Preaching

The Christ Centered and Clear Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 28:22


In this episode we talk with Pastor David Platt of McLean Bible Church about Christ-centered preaching. This podcast is generously supported by Zondervan Bibles and the NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, edited by D.A. Carson. Find out more at www.nivbiblicaltheologystudybible.com  

The Bottom Line
5/29/20 - Carrie Underwood New Faith Show, Pastor David Platt, Pastor Robert Morris, George Platt

The Bottom Line

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2020 106:23


- Larger Churches are Helping Smaller Congregations Survive the COVID 19 Pandemic - Country Superstar Carrie Underwood and Her Husband Former NHL Standout Mike Fisher Talk About Faith and Family in a New Web Video Series - The Pastor of a Church in the Chinese Province Where the Coronavirus Began is Taken into Custody - and then RELEASED - After Enduring 4 Hours of Police Questioning Where He WOULD NOT RENOUNCE His Faith in Jesus Christ! - Pastor David Platt Reminds Podcast Listeners that COVID 19 is NOT Impeeding the Spread of the Gospel Right Now - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Recently Shared with Pastor Greg Laurie how his Christian Faith Shapes his Public Service - PASTOR ROBERT MORRIS: "Receiving God's Gift of Rest" - GEORGE BARNA: American Worldview Inventory 2020

Church Planting Podcast
David Platt | Mission in the Midst of a Pandemic

Church Planting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 38:49


In this episode of the Church Planting Podcast we talk with David Platt about the Covid 19 pandemic. If you would like to know more about David Platt you can follow the click link below.David PlattTranscription ALBERT: This is the Church Planting Podcast. Thank you for tuning inALBERT: Every week we sit down with leaders who are shaping church planting efforts.ALBERT: Here’s your host Josh Turansky and Clint Clifton.JOSH TURANSKY: Hey welcome to the Church Planting Podcast! My name is Josh Turansky and I’m joined remotely by Clint Clifton. And it’s good to be back with you to talk again about church planting. Clint, it’s great to be back with you. What’s going on in your life?CLINT CLIFTON: Man! We are just, you know, doing quarantine and I heard something yesterday. A guy was talking about “You know, I’ve had this experience where it seems like everything would go super slow but, in a sense, it feels like it’s flying by.” Are you having that experience too? Or is it going slow for you?JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah. Well, everything is weird. It’s very repetitive. It’s like the Groundhog Day effect.CLINT CLIFTON: Yes. It was on a Coronavirus daily podcast, and he was saying the way our memories work is novelty establishes our sense of time. So, when something new or unique happens, our brain puts a marker and says, “Like this is a moment in time.” So, anytime that we don’t have unique experiences then our timing gets all messed up when we have the same routine over and over again. And he was saying, “They don’t have to be big unique experiences, they just have to be slight modifications.” So, he was saying like the difference in eating you know, an apple for breakfast and eating oatmeal for breakfast would be one of those kinds of things that would help you mark time. You know? And so, just talking about shaking up your routine a little bit to make time not feel so disorienting. I thought it was a cool idea!JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah, that’s helpful! I will try that out. I’ve been cooking a lot of food around the house. I love to cook.CLINT CLIFTON: Me too! Yeah.JOSH TURANSKY: Really? Do you like to cook?CLINT CLIFTON: Well, I have a new love for it. I’ve never loved to cook until this season. Matter of fact, 11:30 last night I was up making homemade sweet potato fries.JOSH TURANSKY: Oh, that’s fun! I did this exercise. I think it was at the end of last week where I went back and I tried to think through all of my favorite meals I’ve ever eaten at different restaurants. And then I’m on a journey of recreating every one of those meals. And it’s been a fun science experiment and I’m doing it with my kids. And so, yeah, the Corona virus life!CLINT CLIFTON: You know, I actually went to Amazon and I got hooked on this thing called Taste. It’s like a video recipe you know? It’s just people making stuff but there’s this whole series on the Taste website or Facebook thing where they cook outside. And I don’t know, but there’s something about cooking outside that’s so cool to me. And I am addicted to these videos. I just watch them over and over again. And it’s made me order a few products that have helped me experiment with this. So, I haven’t actually moved my operation outside yet, but I’m very close. But I got myself a new knife, and some like woodblocks to cut my food on. So, I’m super excited. I’m getting jazzed about this. It’s the closest thing I have to a hobby since I was like 10.JOSH TURANSKY: I love it! That’s great. Yes! It’s good. Good. Good. Well, let’s talk about this episode. We’ve got, not really an interview. This is actually a teaching that David Platt gave to a small cohort of church planters. And go ahead and introduce it.CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah! Well, me and you were both part of it. I asked David to come and be a part of training some of our church planters. It wasn’t really so much a training as it was a talk to us about how you’re processing this situation, the COVID situation. Talk to us you know, in light of your passions. Of course, David’s passions are global mission and the great commission and making disciples and multiplying churches, those sorts of things. And so, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the experience in my church of when I think about pushing my people on mission, it feels wrong. It’s like, “This isn’t the time for that. We should not be focused on that. This is a time to be focused on us.” But you know, there’s another part of my brain that says, “No, that’s totally jacked up! We cannot think like that.” And so, I was just curious you know, “Like David, can you lead us through your thinking about all of this.” And it was good! I don’t know. We were both there. It was like 2 hours of a zoom call where we were just talking about these things and he was downloading out about what he was thinking about. And so, what we did here is we just clipped it up and took kind of what I thought where the most memorable pieces of that or the most helpful pieces of what he said. And we’ve got about 15 minutes worth of it here for you today. So, we took 2 hours of David Platt, which is almost everything he says is profound. And we took 15 minutes of the most profound. So, that’s what you’re going to get today. With a little Josh and Clint mixed in the middle.JOSH TURANSKY: That’s right. Yeah! So, in the first segment here that we’re going to introduce, David starts by talking about COVID-19 and just the craziness of this season. And he’s going to emphasize the need for intimacy with the Lord. CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah. He does. You know, one of the things about observing him as I have over the last couple of years is, you know, he’s the real deal in terms of his walk with Jesus. He’s admirable in that regard and he really is striving for intimacy with God all of the time. And so, I’m challenged by that just by interactions with him. But to hear him talk about you know a season like this even more our focus should be on intimacy with the Father and yeah, so, he talks about that’s really compelling to me. And so, I wanted to include it in here and even start out our conversation today with that.JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah, let’s jump into that. Let’s hear a word from our sponsor, and then we’ll go straight into this first segment on intimacy with the Lord.CLINT CLIFTON: So much of what we do these days in ministry today takes place online. So, we need somebody to help us with the digital aspects of our ministry. Well I found a great partner in oneeightydigital.com. These guys are ministry guys, they love the gospel and they love the church and they’re super good at what they do. So I want to encourage you to go to over and check out their website it’s oneeightydigital.com. They do all kinds of stuff and they work with big and small churches. So, right now, they’re offering our listeners 20% off of any website or branding project just for mentioning the church planting podcast. So, go over to their website and check it out – oneeightydigital.comDAVID PLATT: Just think about yeah, where God has you, where God has me. He’s given us a leadership mantle and it can often times feel like lonely. Like who else right now really knows all that you’re struggling through? All that I’m struggling through? Like I hope, I trust that we have people in our lives who are honestly sharing with what’s going on in our lives and we were able to be vulnerable to those people. I hope that we always have that. I think the most dangerous times in my life have been when I’ve not had that. I’ve shared before just about one particularly long season in my time at the church of Brook Hills where yeah, I’d written radical. I was selling a bunch of books. I was being asked to preach all over the place. I was really busy in ministry. Doing a lot of stuff but doing it all apart from intimacy with Jesus. Totally apart from intimacy with Jesus. Like I never read the bible throughout that season. Just to read the bible, I read to prepare sermons but that was it! I never prayed just to be with the Lord. I hardly prayed privately. It was bad! And I look back on that time, and I’m so thankful for God’s grace because of all the different directions that this could have gone in. That by His grace, it didn’t go in. But all that to say, like to comeback to this truth like intimacy with God just like you and God. You and God. There’s nothing more essential, valuable, satisfying, there’s nothing better than that! And to realize that and I just praise God for His grace. And it was actually Heather who He used to really wake me up from this really bad place that I was in. And don’t get me wrong, I was working hard. Like working really hard in ministry. But I was totally missing the point. So, anyway, I hope I pray that in these days, like right now, I honestly don’t know around this zoom call where your intimacy with the Lord is, to the extent of which it’s missing. I hope that more than anything else in this call that this is just an encouragement meant to draw back into intimacy with Him.CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah so, David, as you heard there, is just encouraging us to intimacy with God and I hope that resonates with you like it resonates with me. I want to be that person that has a close relationship to walk with Jesus you know? Everybody I know who walked closely with Jesus, it’s seen and it’s experienced by those who are around them. By me when I’m around them. It’s in their countenances, it’s in their speech, and man I just want to be the kind of person that my children grow up thinking, “My dad walked with Jesus.” And my wife thinks, “My husband walks with Jesus.” And the people in my church think, “There’s an authenticity in my pastor’s faith. It’s not just his job or the thing he does.” And man, I just hope that that’s true about all of us. JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah, you know, what I appreciate about it as I was thinking on this call with David is that he became popular, maybe is the word. He became popular at the same time as a whole wave of other pastors kind of where called celebrity pastors. And it’s interesting how a lot of those guys have fallen off the boat or aren’t around anymore or aren’t pastoring and yet David is just plugging away. And I think it comes back to this idea of intimacy. He’s the real deal, he loves Jesus, and man, such good stuff! CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah. And I’m thinking, in some measure just to speak to that, I think some of the reason that he is still in it with so much light shined on him and his ministry is because he is scared to death of God. You know, he lives in the fear of God you know? It’s not just in the trembling of his voice when he’s preaching, but it’s in his life the trembling of his life before God. I mean he just seems to have like a center of reverence that most of us don’t have. And that’s one of the things I admire about him. But yeah, we’re going to turn now talking about global missions. And so, part of the purpose of the conversation was to really ask the question, “Like how do we global mission in this season?” Has that been a struggle for you Josh?JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah. It is. I mean we’re supporting our missionaries but it’s hard without being with the body to like disciple around at. I think it’s really important. But this part of the conversation, I just loved it! I’d never heard this story from David Platt that he’s going to tell here. And this really was inspiring!CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah. And you’re going to hear that he’s going to talk about a new category. Most of us are never going to go and become missionaries and reach parts of the world and among unreached people groups. But he’s going to give us category right now that everyone of us can become and will directly impact the spread of the Gospel among the unreached. So, let’s listen to this.DAVID PLATT: I just remembered the first time I ever sat, I was telling somebody about this yesterday, and opened the bible and somebody walked me through from Genesis to Revelations and showed me God’s passion for His glory in all the nations. I was in college at that time. I’ve been a Christian since I was 6 years old as much as I could tell. But I never really seen that at the scripture. And it totally sent my jaw to the ground just like, “This changes everything.” And I started reading “Let the Nations be Glad” by Piper and singing it over and over again in the scripture. And that made me conclude, as I went to seminary, “I think I need to be a missionary.” Because there’s tons of people that I started hearing about this unreached people groups that never heard the Gospel among them nations, among the ethne which I trust you realize that I use nations I’m not just talking about countries. We’re talking about ethnic groups, people groups, tribes, people, we’re just calling them nations those words that we see in scripture not just 200 or so geopolitical entities that we would call countries or nations today. But anyway, I started hearing about unreached people group and I said, “Okay. It’s a no brainer. I need to become a missionary.” And so, the president of the International Mission Board at that time when I was down in New Orleans seminary president of the IMB comes to preach in chapel, I get asked to take him to breakfast. I tell Helen the night before, “I’m taking the president of the IMB to breakfast and like this is my chance to tell him we’re ready to become missionaries. Is that okay with you if I tell him that?” She’s like, “Sure! That’s okay with me.” And we’ve talked about this a good amount. It wasn’t just like random conversation for dinner. So, we prayed like that night and the next morning like with anticipation, I go off, I sit down with Jerry Rankin. I sat down with Dr. Rankin I said, “Dr. Rankin I could see this all over the Word. I see the need in the world.” Just like pouring out my heart. “My wife and I are ready to go as missionaries.” And he looks back to me and for about 60 seconds encourages me to what I just said to him, and then spends the rest of the rest of breakfast talking to me about the need for pastors to shepherd churches among the reached for the spread of the Gospel to the unreached and for pastor just shepherd churches for the spread of God’s glory among all the nations. Well like big picture, my prayer, what’s driving away I think about this practically in McLean Bible church. My prayer, my hope, what I want to work towards is every member of this church living in such a way that if God where to pick them up from Metro DC and put them anywhere in the world, that they would be enabled, equipped, empowered, to make disciples and gather together as a church and be a church without dependence on any programs to do it for them, any professionals to do it for them, with just dependence on the scripture of God and the word of God. That they would know the word and the Spirit are sufficient for that task. And they would know how to do it. So, that’s the big picture that’s driving me. Here’s what I’m thinking about in the days to come. I don’t just want to return to business as usual, like “When are we going to get back to the way things were?” Like, “Yes! I cannot wait to gather together in person like with all with the church like no question.” But we don’t need to do everything we were doing before. Like we have an opportunity. A pretty unique opportunity to reset some things and to rethink some things and make sure as we come back, that we’re focusing what we need to focus on. Let’s not come back and let’s just start instituting everything we did before in ways that actually are not best for making disciples. Like, I want to think through other things we need to do differently. In our leadership, we want to continually evaluate, “Is this the most faithful effective way to make disciples?” And so, especially during these days, let’s think through not just how can we get back to the way things where. Like, how can we step into a new normal? And not just when it comes to, effects of vaccine or treatment or whatever but we’ve got an opportunity to come back together. And as we come back together, to really shape what people think about when it comes to how to make disciples most faithfully and effectively.JOSH TURANSKY: Man! Such good stuff again that David was sharing there. That really was impactful in my own life as I appreciate him sharing the story there from his seminary experience and the thrust. And the cool thing is this is not just story that happened, but he’s lived it! He’s lived it out! He’s doing it. CLINT CLIFTON: When you think about the implications of that conversation like what if David Platt had gone to the mission field, you know? I mean, I don’t know if there’s any in our generation, maybe John Piper, who has been a catalyst for more people going and giving their lives for the spread of the Gospel among the nations. Not to mention the books they’ve written and the sorts of things that they’ve done. So, very impactful conversation that happened with the young seminary student.JOSH TURANSKY: Man, that’s huge! Alright, let’s go into this next section where he’s going to talk about the reached diversity on reach. What were some of the things that you’re hoping that church planters will hear in this section?CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah, I mean he’s really talking about the dichotomy here between you know, loving those people that are right around us and caring for them but maintaining our responsibility to take the Gospel to places where it’s not known to preach Jesus in places where He’s not named. And yeah, he’s kind of making an argument of both and argument for us and you know, I think it’s really easy for us to say, “No. What Jesus wants for us is to reach more people.” When the truth is the great commission panta ta ethne is for us to take the gospel to all the people of the world which he unpacks here for us. And it really isn’t just about reaching more people. It’s about reaching more people according to Jesus’ command.JOSH TURANSKY: Amen! Yeah, great section. Let’s jump right into this third segment that David Platt shares.DAVID PLATT: Like some people could say, “David you’re talking about God’s glory among the nations. Don’t you care about like Washington DC? Like don’t you care about people who are right in front of you?” It’s like, “Yes.” And we don’t have to choose between caring about people in front of us or people far from us. And we actually care about what God cares about. And He cares about people right around us and people far from us. And I think about Jesus like he uses Elise for the Father’s glory among the nations. And he spent most of his life in a pretty isolated geographic area but he was doing something there. He was making disciples in ways that we’re going to reach far beyond that place. And he was doing it towards that end. And so, I would just say in thinking about God’s glory among the nations, how do we make His glory among the nations? Well it starts with making disciples right where God has called us to be. Like every single one of us is tempted to just focus on places that Gospel has gone. I say that because well it’s just reality when you look at missions, resources today from North American churches, 90 plus percent of our resources are spent in places where the Gospel has already gone. What makes them unreached is that they have little to no access to the Gospel. They don’t have people who can share the Gospel with them. They don’t have any churches in a lot of those places. So, hardly any churches that are preaching the Gospel.CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah, in this next section you’ll here in the beginning I actually asked David a question about COVID19 you know? Even I said this in the beginning but I sort felt a flatness to my zeal for global mission because I feel like this is just not the right time to talk about global mission when you need to be talking about other things. Right now, people are dealing with so much to just kind of lift their eyes up to the people in other parts of the world who are lost and without Christ is really not going to be helpful right now. It’s not going to be received well by our hearers. But he really turns that on its head in this little segment. And you know, sometimes when you ask somebody question you don’t expect a real substance of answer. But he gives us one here. He gave me one that’s been rattling around in my head for the last 2 weeks since he said it and has really shaped the way I’m talking to people about global mission in this season. JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah. I don’t want to steal the thunder but just like you said, it’s been rattling around in my head too so, don’t skip ahead! This is an important segment to listen to. Let’s jump right in! Segment number 4.24:04CLINT CLIFTON: I’m a 100% with you, but I know that to a church planter who’s trying to you know, trying to get their church out of the dirt in a middle of the Corona Virus you know, that seems like sort of a farfetched idea, you know? Even trying to leave my church for the commission at all. Can you think of any like bottom shelf ways to get going in that that you would encourage to lean into?DAVID PLATT: I would say simple bottom shelf ways one, this is why I was hesitant to like even go there today but why I decided to still go here today, in this conversation, that’s what we’re going through right now, because I just want to encourage every brother and sister on this call like, “What you are doing in personal ministry these days and disciple making these days on the smallest level, is a part of a global plan. And so, don’t ever underestimate like the care for like calling up a widow who is immunocompromised and finding out how to best care for her is totally disciple making, shepherding, loving the church for the spread of God’s glory among all the nations. She’s included in that for sure!” And even to go back to Jesus like I mean he spent most of his time with his 12 guys in a way that would made them lead beyond. So, one, don’t underestimate just the things you’re doing are part of the picture. So, if you’re walking with somebody who just lost somebody lost a family member or friend due to COVID19 I don’t think that’s necessarily the time to talk about unreached people in Butan. But to the extent of which it’s appropriate, so that’s what I mean by appropriate, so, one of the things I’m communicating is just think about what we’re walking through, think about urgent spiritual and physical need in the world like welcome to their world! Like there’s so many places in the world where you’re not guaranteed to meet supply, where you’re not guaranteed medical care that can heal you. Like this is a lot of people in the world that are living in a place that there is no cure for the simplest infection that we can get from a CVS even today and they don’t have access to that kind of medical care. And they never heard the Gospel. So, maybe just step into their world a bit. So, one, how can we pray for them? Introduce them to Joshua Project? Introduce them to ways to pray for the nations through that? And then two, just think through you know? Again, as appropriate. If somebody just lost their job and their trying to think, “How am I going to put food on the table for my family?” It’s probably not the best time to press in and say, “Yeah. How are you going to sacrifice more for the unreached in the world?” But at the same time, I was doing something last week with people who are living in slums and their sacrificing for the spread of the Gospel among people around them. So, I just think it’s a part of discipleship that we don’t want to neglect at any point. How to appropriately do that beyond this time? I would say there probably is! Some pulling back and pressing in really hard there. But always seeing what we’re doing on a day in day out basis as a part of the bigger picture and looking for way for us to connect to the bigger picture. I think we always want to do that.JOSH TURANSKY: Man, what a great paradigm to present. And it’s so true that people that we’re pastoring have had this taste of suffering that is a normal universal experience. And I love the fact that he brought this out. And it is so true and it’s a great way to capitalize on this moment. Why was it rattling around in your head Clint?CLINT CLIFTON: Well, just first of all, it’s just frustrating that there are people in this world that can see things like that when the rest of us can’t, you know? Why weren’t we all innately given the ability to like see that sliver of truth to highlight to people? Because man it is so great. The truth is maybe it actually changed the conversation for me from “This is a bad time to talk about global mission.” to “This is the perfect time to talk about global mission.” Because we are living in a Hosea kind of way. We are living the example that God wants to teach to us. I mean we are experiencing maybe for the first time in all of our lives as Americans, fear of you know, where’s are food going to come from? What’s going to happen to us economically? Are we going to be able to sustain ourselves? Are we going to have jobs? The fears that much of the world lives with daily. And I just think, after hearing him say that, “Man, what a cool opportunity it is for our people to gain a heart of empathy for those that need Jesus around the world.JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah. Brilliant! Brilliant! Let’s talk about this next segment, the final segment, number 5. I can’t remember if we asked him or he just started talking about faithfulness but this is really good.CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah, I don’t remember either but it is good. And I feel like this conversation happens a lot. I mean I’ve had many conversations about faithfulness. Matter fact, in church planting circles, we end up saying the phrase “successful church planter” or “unsuccessful church planter” a lot just because you know, it’s one of those things. If a guy goes and pastors an existing church, and the church is still there when he quits or gets fired or whatever, he’s been you know, in some measure, successful. Difficult to measure his success. I guess you can look at the numeric side of the church from when he left and stuff like that. But it’s not really something that happens in existing churches. But church planting is so raw. I mean if you go out to start a church and a year later there’s church there and you were successful, if it’s not there, then you are not successful. And so, I think we and up talking about success or failure a lot. And anytime that conversation comes up, there’s always somebody in the room who says you know, well, you know, “What does success mean really?” You know, they question the sort of world view of success which they should! It should be undermined. And David addresses that head on here. But he not only does that, but he goes further to tell us how he has interpreted success over the years and what it looks like specifically for him to be faithful. I never heard him say these things and it was helpful for me to think you know, I wonder if I have particular you know, kind of thoughts or ideals in my life that I say, “I’m doing this things that I am a success in God’s eyes.” “I am successful.” You know?JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah. Really good! Really good! So, let’s jump right in to this fifth segment. I love what he says here.DAVID PLATT: Only God can bring about disciples. Only God can bring new churches. Only God can bring about this that even spiritual growth in Christ only God can bring about. Now we can be faithful to do x things in order to work towards that. So, let’s clearly identify, what are the x things we can be faithful to do and then work out those. Last thing I’d say here, three things that have always come on my mind when it comes to faithfulness, I want to work hard at the things God’s told me to do, I want to work smart at the things God’s told me to do, and number three I want to trust God. Work hard, work smart, trust God. So, work really hard. I don’t want to be lazy! I say I don’t want to overwork in ways too but I want to work hard at the things God’s told me to do. I want to work smart just because I’m preaching the word, there might be ways I can think about preaching more effectively. And so, I want to think through those. So that’s the work smart. I want to care for every member of the church during this time. There might be smarter ways to do that, then do that. I want to connect with people who are far from Christ. So, what are the best ways to do that? So, work smart. And then if we’re working hard and working smart, then we can trust God. We can defer that to God.JOSH TURANSKY: Alright! So, there we go. That’s a word from David Platt. You know, because this podcast is primarily sponsored by New City Network and that is an arm of McLean Bible church where David Platt is a pastor, we have this unique access to David in that way and so, I just really appreciate you taking in and leveraging the relationship so that we can share this with the broader church planting audience.CLINT CLIFTON: Yeah. Thank you. Well, I mean like I said, this isn’t a commercial for David Platt. But like what I said at the beginning, he is the real deal. There’re many people that I’ve gotten to know in the ministry world that as I get to know them, the less I’m impressed with them and David’s not that guy. I’ve been more impressed with him and I’ve been challenged to follow Jesus in ways that I’m not generally when I hang out with pastors. Yeah, hope that we can all learn from this and we don’t get to say this very much but I so appreciate McLean Bible and their investment in this. They don’t have to do this. They don’t have to make it possible for us to have a podcast or you know, to train church planters or to invest in church planters but McLean Bible is so incredibly generous. And it’s so crazy because for so long I know you haven’t been in the Washington area long enough to understand this, but for so long the church not only wasn’t supportive of church planting. It kind of had a posture against it. And so, you know, it’s just been amazing to watch the leadership their starting with Lon Solomon, their previous pastor, that you know, under conviction from the Lord and response to the scripture, beginning to turn the trajectory of the church towards multiplication and mission. And now it’s in to the point that it’s embedded there in their mission statement. That they exist to glorify God by disciples and multiplying churches beginning in greater Washington DC. And so, it’s very cool to be a part of. It’s exciting to see a large church that they could do really anything they want from a resource stand point, put their energy into churches.JOSH TURANSKY: Amen! Amen. I’m grateful too! I’m just so blessed to see the example that they’re leading with and its good stuff. Good stuff! CLINT CLIFTON: Well that’s just fine Josh. Thanks!JOSH TURANSKY: Yeah. Thanks Clint.CLINT CLIFTON: Where do church planters come from? Well they don’t come from seminaries and they don’t come from a factory. Church Planters come from congregations. Their developed by Pastors who love and are prepared for Gospel ministry and sent out. But many churches don’t know where to begin and many Pastors are overwhelmed with the day to day duties of Pastoral ministry and don’t have time to put together a robust training program for the people in their congregation to be equipped. The North American Nation Board is helping with this. They have developed a thing called the Multiplication Pipeline. And it’s a three-level training course that takes place through multiple years for you to have the material and the guidance to get somebody in your congregation ready for church planting. The Multiplication Pipeline is available on NAMB’s website. You can find it at namb.net/pipelineALBERT: Thank you for listening to the church planting podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on your favorite podcast app.JOSH TURANSKY: Today’s episode of the church planting podcast is sponsored by New City Network, The Church Planting Ministry of McLean Bible. A special thanks to today’s guest Pastor David Platt. Josh Turansky produced todays show. Zukey Bastien was our show runner and her husband Nick was our editor. Thanks to Hudson Turansky who provided administrative and web support for the program and last but not least thanks to you for listening through all the way through to the very end of the church planting podcast. If you’d like more information about the show feel free visit our website www.churchplantingpodcast.org. There you can find all of our past episodes as well as notes and links from today’s show. We’re also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so check us out there on the social. And be sure to tune in next week for another episode of the church planting podcast.

The Pure Flix Podcast With Billy Hallowell
David Platt's 'Soul-Searching Journey' and What 'Separation of Church and State' Really Means

The Pure Flix Podcast With Billy Hallowell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2019 38:55


Pastor David Platt has a message about the importance of making our lives count amid a world of need. Plus, we talk with attorney Luke Goodrich about his new book, religious liberty and the true meaning of "the separation of church and state." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Scott Herrold's SOS Radio Podcast
David Platt - God's Hand in the Midst of Suffering?

Scott Herrold's SOS Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2019 13:23


New York Times Best Selling Author and Pastor David Platt talks about how a trek through the Himalayan mountains made him start asking bigger God questions. David talks about how we embrace our big... Scott Herrold is known for his interviews. He does a daily radio show on SOS Radio. This postcast is conversations about worldview, faith and culture with famous personalities.

Passion City Church Podcast
The Critical Question

Passion City Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2019 38:58


This week, Pastor of McLean Bible Church, David Platt, gives us three critical questions for us to use to evaluate how we are following Jesus. Are you going to choose comfort or are you going to choose The Cross? Are you going to settle for maintenance, or are you going to sacrifice for the mission? Will your life be marked by an indecisive mind or an undivided heart? With as many as two billion people around the world having never heard the name of Jesus, Pastor David Platt asks us to think about what it is each of us is called to do to proclaim the Good News in our lives.

Stay Curious
Trump Walks Into A Church...

Stay Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2019 34:21


This week we talk about a unique incident in which the President surprised Pastor David Platt by showing up an requesting prayer. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Cooper & Cary Have Words
#59 I Have Cancelled The Dalai Lama

Cooper & Cary Have Words

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2019 54:31


James and Barry talk with Nate Morgan Locke about Pastor David Platt praying for President Trump. Then they discuss "cancel culture" and what we're supposed to do with our fallen heroes. Finally they pivot into Nate's (spoiler free) rant about Toy Story 4.David Platt prays for President Trump [Video]David Platt's letter to his congregationOur theme music is by Roger Taylor and his latest album is The Rubicon Moment. Other music and jingles by Barry, who really should have better things to do with his time.To make sure you get the next episode, click on this link. Then click on the blue button that says "View in iTunes", then click "Subscribe" in iTunes. And leave us a review if you can - it really helps!Tweet us @cooperandcary, comment on our Facebook page, or go old skool and email us here.If you like us, and would like to help us continue, please take a look at these very special goodies.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cooperandcary)

Appeal to Heaven
#36 – David Platt obeys 1 Tim 2 & Jordan Peterson, living “as if there’s a God”

Appeal to Heaven

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2019


Today we thank Pastor David Platt for praying for our president in obedience to 1 Timothy 2. We also get into comments made by well know author and psychologist Jordan Peterson about “living as if there is a God”. We would love to hear your thoughts on the conversation! Sorry for missing last week! We... Continue Reading →

Theology For the Rest of Us | Quick Answers to the Questions About God and the Bible
278: Was Platt Wrong to Pray for President Trump? [Part 2]

Theology For the Rest of Us | Quick Answers to the Questions About God and the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2019 20:38


U.S. President Donald Trump appeared at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia on June 2, 2019 where prominent pastor and author David Platt serves as the  primary teaching pastor. Eventually President Trump was invited on to the stage to be prayed for by Pastor David Platt. Within hours there was plenty of backlash on social media, some of it hurled at Donald Trump, but much of it hurled at Pastor David Platt. Several days after this prayer, and after the social media uproar, Kenny posted an episode about the event (277: Was David Platt Wrong to Pray for President Trump?). Therein Kenny addressed whether or not it was appropriate for Platt to pray for the president as he did. Kenny explains the importance of being sensitive and tactful, however he also encouraged the listeners to remember passages of scripture such as 1 Timothy 2 that tell us to pray for our leaders. After posting that episode, Kenny had multiple conversations and social media interactions with various people. Many people reacted with the attitude that asserted: "Of course it's fine for Platt to pray for the president" which helped Kenny realized that many people are unaware of the trauma caused to some people by the current political climate. After posting episode 277, Kenny also realized that many evangelicals (especially many white evangelicals) are not willing to be sensitive to those around them, and many of them make little effort to seek to understand the perspectives of other people (especially people of color). This prompted Kenny to address these concerns herein this episode.

Turn to Your Neighbor
Dear Pastor, That's Not How You Exorcise Demons

Turn to Your Neighbor

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2019 68:01


In this episode Cliff and Big Dre talk about Pastor David Platt's prayer for President Trump. There are Chinese Christians that have memorized the entire Bible. There is a pastor that uses very questionable methods to exorcise demons. The Shelby 5 provide a cool remix to the whole "It's Above Me Know" video that is going viral and much more. Watch us live every Tuesday at 9 PM ET at http://facebook.com/ttyneighbor. Stay Connected Instagram: http://instagram.com/ttyneighbor Twitter: http://twitter.com/ttyneighbor --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Flip Side with Noah Filipiak
Ep. 10 (or 72) (Looking at all the facets of...) David Platt Prays for Donald Trump on the stage of a worship service

The Flip Side with Noah Filipiak

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2019 105:33


Episode 10 discusses the June 2nd scenario of Pastor David Platt praying for President Donald Trump from the stage of a McLean Bible Church worship service.  You probably already have lots of predetermined feelings about this, so rather than write something that will make you listen (if you agree), or dismiss this (if you disagree), go ahead and listen and see if there's a different way to approach topics like this than you are used to.   And a tragic day in Flip Side history, there is no Noah's Rant!  This turned into a "double episode" length-wise so sit back, catch some corn, and enjoy!   You can support the podcast at www.patreon.com/noahfilipiak or www.noahfilipiak.com/give  Sign up for an online small group through Beyond the Battle with Noah before they sell out atwww.beyondthebattle.net  Struggling with online porn?  Use promo code BEYOND for a free 60 days of Covenant Eyes.

Theology For the Rest of Us | Quick Answers to the Questions About God and the Bible
277: Was Platt Wrong to Pray for President Trump? [Part 1]

Theology For the Rest of Us | Quick Answers to the Questions About God and the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2019 15:39


On Sunday June 2, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump made an impromptu visit to McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia. President Trump was there to honor the lives of those individuals that were killed in a shooting at the municipal center in Virginia Beach on Friday May 31. Eventually Trump founds himself on stage being prayed for by Pastor David Platt. In this episode, Kenny addresses whether or not it was appropriate to do what Platt did, that is to pray for a politician (with such a "lightning rod" personality) publicly on stage during a church service. Kenny explains the importance of being sensitive and tactful, however he also encourages the listeners to remember passages of scripture such as 1 Timothy 2 that tells us to pray for our leaders. Kenny also reminds listeners that we live in an outrage culture, and that we ought to the more sober-minded than what our culture sometimes expects. He also points out that praying for a politician does not necessarily equal an endorsement. We ought to pray for all of our leaders, even when we disagree.

Edifi With Billy Hallowell
The Incredibly Disturbing Reaction to David Platt's Prayer for President Donald Trump

Edifi With Billy Hallowell

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2019 6:22


Pastor David Platt has been under fire after President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to his Virginia church and the preacher prayed for the president. The fallout has been telling, as critics seem to miss some gospel points along the way. Here's why this matters. And deeply.

Jerry Bader Live!
Yes, By All Means, Pray for President Trump

Jerry Bader Live!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2019 4:20


Pastor David Platt has been criticized for praying for President Donald Trump when Trump made an unannounced visit to Platt’s…

Todd Coconato Podcast— The Remnant
Did Pastor David Platt Apologize For Praying For President Trump?

Todd Coconato Podcast— The Remnant

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2019 33:48


On today's Remnant Godcast, pastor Todd speaks to the senior pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Leona Valley, CA., pastor Shane Idleman about the recent day of prayer that Reverend Franklin Graham called for with regard to praying for President Trump. On that day, the president stopped into McLean Bible Church (a mega-church located in Northern Virginia) where he received prayer from the senior pastor, David Platt. Pastor Platt received a tremendous amount of "flack" afterward by people who didn't like what he did in praying publicly for president Trump. He then issued a statement about this. We discuss this and more on today's show! Check it out! 

Remnant News / Remnant Godcast
Did Pastor David Platt Apologize For Praying For President Trump?

Remnant News / Remnant Godcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2019 33:48


On today's Remnant Godcast, pastor Todd speaks to the senior pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Leona Valley, CA., pastor Shane Idleman about the recent day of prayer that Reverend Franklin Graham called for with regard to praying for President Trump. On that day, the president stopped into McLean Bible Church (a mega-church located in Northern Virginia) where he received prayer from the senior pastor, David Platt. Pastor Platt received a tremendous amount of "flack" afterward by people who didn't like what he did in praying publicly for president Trump. He then issued a statement about this. We discuss this and more on today's show! Check it out! 

Church Planting Podcast
David Platt | Church Planting - Part 2

Church Planting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2019


This is part 2 in Pastor David Platt’s teaching on the church planter and preaching. In this episode he zeros in on making sermon application.Pastor David Platt is the Preaching and Teaching Pastor at McLean Bible Church. You can read his full bio here.