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27 Top David Platt Quotes

by Derek on May 9, 2013

David Platt, born in 1979, has really lived a life worthy of the calling of God. When he was only 26 years old he was given the wonderful opportunity to be ordained as the head preacher at The Church at Brook Hills. He is the youngest man of all time to be ordained as the head pastor of a mega church. He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. Since then he has published 2 books to follow that one. Here are 27 of the best David Platt quotes.

27. “We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

26. “Should it concern us that the bible never calls us to ask Jesus into our hearts? Should it concern us that the bible never mentions such a superstitious sinner’s prayer and yet that is exactly what we have sold to so many as salvation?”

 

"David Platt is the youngest man of all time to be ordained as the head pastor of a mega church. He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream."

“David Platt is the youngest man of all time to be ordained as the head pastor of a mega church. He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream.”

25. “Radical obedience to Christ is not easy… It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

24. “I could not help but think that somewhere along the way we had missed what was radical about our faith and replaced it with what is comfortable.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

23. “A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic church.”

22. “God’s revelation in the gospel not only reveals who He is, but it also reveals who we are.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

21. “We have an incomprehensibly great God!”

20. “We don’t have time to play games with our lives, and we don’t have time to play games in the church. We do not have time to waste our lives on a nice, comfortable Christian spin of the American dream.”

19. “But then I realize there is never going to be a day when I stand before God and He looks at me and says, ‘I wish you would have kept more for yourself.’ I’m confident that God will take care of me.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

18. “I’m convinced that the greatest need in the church today is not more money. It’s not more power. It’s not more prestige. It’s not even more people. It’s not more education. It’s not more political influence. I believe the greatest need in the church today is more men, women and students who believe in Jesus Christ and have embraced Him to rise up and be the disciples that the scripture teaches us to be.”

17. “My biggest fear, even now, is that I will hear Jesus’ words and walk away, content to settle for less than radical obedience to Him. ” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

16. We have a master who deserves radical sacrifice.”

15. “We desperately need to explore how much of our understanding of the gospel is American and how much is biblical.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

14. “We owe Christ to the world–to the least person and to the greatest person, to the richest person and to the poorest person, to the best person and to the worst person. We are in debt to the nations.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

“The Truth” (Colossians 4:5-6) Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

13. “The gates of hell cannot stop the advancement of God’s kingdom.”

12. “The Life of Christ determines everything about us.”

11. “Disciple making is not a call for others to come to us to hear the gospel but a command for us to go to others to share the gospel.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

10. “Jesus has not given us options to consider. He has given us commands to obey.”

9. “The most glorious reason you exist is for the proclamation of the glory of God to the ends of the world. And it’s more than having a nice life.”

8. “We assume that our race simply deserves heaven; that God owes heaven to us unless we do something really bad to warrant otherwise.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

7. “[…] not even dying a martyr’s death is classified as extraordinary obedience when you are following a Savior who died on a cross.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

6. “We are giving in to the dangerous temptation to take the Jesus of the Bible and twist Him into a version of Jesus we are more comfortable with. We are molding Jesus into our image.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

5. “Would you say that your life is marked right now by the desperation for the Spirit of God?” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

4. “(God)…He absolutely delights in being the One that you come to with your hurts and your cares and your struggles.”

3. “God delights in revealing Himself to you when you are bold enough to bother Him. In fact, I think He would say that the only thing that bothers Him is when you don’t come to Him.”

2. “The question therefore is not, “Can we find God’s will?” The question is, “Will we obey God’s will?” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

1. “Every saved person this side of heaven owes the gospel to every lost person this side of hell.” (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream)

Conclusion

David Platt is an excellent speaker and pastor. He is on fire for God and it is very evident in his books and sermons. I hope you have enjoyed this list of his 27 best quotes. God bless!

Resources- The Holy Bible, English Standard Version“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”, www.youtube.com,photo credit: micky mb via photopin cc





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Carri August 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Thank you for all these glorious David Platt quotes! And videos. Where did you get the videos and can I get the whole message the snippets came from?

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Derek Hill August 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Hello Carri! Thank you very much! Yes the videos are from YouTube. You can watch entire sermons from him on there :) God bless you!

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