September 24, 2010


i just recently finished reading the book "radical" by david platt. i highly recommend reading it. but don't rush. take it slow. he's onto something big and you'll miss a lot if you rush through it. and brace yourself to be convicted left and right. below is a list of quotes i thought were worthy of my quote book. hopefully they challenge you as much as they are challenging me.

“We are afraid that if we stop and really look at God in His Word, we might discover that He evokes greater awe and demands deeper worship than we are ready to give Him.” (p. 29)

“We can so easily deceive ourselves, mistaking the presence of physical bodies in a crowd for the existence of spiritual life in a community.” (p. 50)

“We have unnecessarily (and unbiblically) drawn a line of distinction, assigning the obligations of Christianity to a few while keeping the privileges of Christianity for us all.” (p.73)

“Every saved person this side of heaven owes the gospel to every lost person this side of Hell.” (p. 74)

“Jesus has invited us to join with Him in the surprisingly simple journey of spreading the gospel to all nations by spending our lives for the good of others and the glory of God.” (p. 87)

“Disciple making involves identifying with a community of believers who show love to one another and share life with one another as we live together for the glory of God.” (p. 97)

“That Jesus did not command all His followers to sell all their possessions gives comfort only to the kind of people to whom He would issue that command.” –Robert H. Gundry

“Jesus never intended to be one voice among many counseling us on how to lead our lives and use our money. He always intends to be the voice that guides whatever decisions we make in our lives, and with our money.” (p. 121)

“The point is to exalt the glory of Christ as we express the gospel of Christ through the radical generosity of our lives.” (p. 135)

“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.” (p. 139)

“There are people all over the world standing guilty before a holy God, and that is the very reason they need the gospel.” (p. 147)

“‘What do you want me to do, God?’ The answer is clear. The will of God is for you and me to give our lives urgently and recklessly to making the gospel and the glory of God known among all peoples, particularly those who have never even heard of Jesus.” (p. 160)

“We don’t think like this. We say things such as, ‘The safest place to be is the center of God’s will.’ We think, If it’s dangerous, God must not be in it. If it’s risky, if it’s unsafe, if it’s costly, it must not be God’s will. But what if these factors are actually the criteria by which we determine something is God’s will? What if we began to look at the design of God as the most dangerous option before us? What if the center of God’s will is in reality the most unsafe place for us to be?” (p. 164-65)

“Surely those who know the great passionate heart of Jehovah must deny their own loves to share in the expression of His.” (p. 177)

“We have an obligation to go to them. This is not an option. This is a command, not a calling. What is a matter of calling is where we will go and how long we will stay. We will not all go to the same places, and we will not all stay the same length of time. But it is clearly the will of God for us to take the gospel to the nations.” (p. 200)


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