David Platt on Preaching with the Nations in View

Episode 787

Host Tony Merida sits down with longtime friend, pastor, and author David Platt to discuss the Great Commission’s call for missional preaching. Tune in to learn more about how the meditation and internalization of Scripture can impact your own heart for change as you seek to transform the nations with the gospel.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The danger of separating your preaching from your discipleship
  • Your role as part of the global body of Christ
  • Ways to encourage your fellow leaders in their missional zeal
  • Why prayer and preaching are both essential for your church’s discipleship culture
  • How Scripture emphasizes the global church

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

We can all grow in our preaching as Paul says in 1 Timothy 4:15: ‘…let them see your progress.’ — Tony Merida

What we’re doing in preaching is presenting people with the good news so that they can escape God’s wrath and find refuge and grace in Christ—and we want to do that among the nations. — Tony Merida

The God we are pointing people to is the global God of the nations; not just God of the people we’re talking to at that moment, or people who look like those we’re talking to at that moment, or those we’re entrusted with the responsibility of shepherding. Jesus is the Savior of all nations. — David Platt

Preaching is a fundamental part of this Great Commission we’ve been given, but if all we’re doing is preparing and teaching sermons, then we are not doing all that disciple making requires. — David Platt

If we are worshipers of a global God, we should have a heart for the nations and for the spread of God’s glory among all the nations. That’s where all history is headed. — David Platt

The zeal for the spread of God’s glory among all the nations is not just for a few people, but for every follower of Jesus. — David Platt

Published November 16, 2023

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