34 Great David Platt Quotes

34 Great David Platt Quotes

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David Platt is a pastor and author from Alabama. He is best known for his New York Times Best Selling Book Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. He also founded his own resource ministry, Radical.net.

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

“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.”

“Christianity does not begin with our pursuit of Christ, but with Christ’s pursuit of us.”

“Every saved person this side of heaven owes the gospel to every lost person this side of hell.”

“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.”

“I can almost picture the disciples faces. “No, not the drink-my-blood speech! We’ll never get on the list of fastest-growing movements if you keep asking them to eat you!”

“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.”

“In direct contradiciton to the American dream, God actually delights in exalting our inability.”

“Instead of imagining all the things we can accomplish, we ask God to do what only he can accomplish. Yes, we work, we plan, we organize, and we create, but we do it all while we fast, while
we pray, and while we constantly confess our need for the provision of God.”

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

“Jesus is no longer one to be accepted or invited in but one who is infinitely worthy of our immediate and total surrender.”

“Privatized faith in a ressurected Christ is practically inconceivable.”

“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.”

“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?”

“Surely the gospel evokes unconditional surrender of all that we are and all that we have to all that He is.”

“The Life of Christ determines everything about us.”

“Ultimately, tragedy on earth can only be understood rightly from the perspective of heaven.”

“We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.”

“We assume that our race simply deserves heaven; that God owes heaven to us unless we do something really bad to warrant otherwise.”

“We do not follow a health and wealth savior. We follow a homeless and wounded Savior.”

“We have a master who deserves radical sacrifice.”

“We have an incomprehensibly great God!”

“When we realize we have the responsibility to teach the word, it changes everything about how we hear the Word.”

“You and I can choose to continue with business as usual in the Christian life and in the church as a whole, enjoying success based on the standards defined by the culture around us. Or we
can take an honest look at the Jesus of the Bible and dare to ask what the consequences might be if we really believed him and really obeyed him.”

“I want to be part of something that can only be explained as the hand of God.”

“Salvation has absolutely nothing to do with human merit and absolutely everything to do with divine mercy.”

“Saturate your preaching with the gospel in the church, so that you people speak gospel in the world.”

“We have nothing to fear, because God is sovereign.”

“The way to conquer sins is not by working hard to change our deeds, but by trusting Jesus to change our affections.”

“I am finding deep joy in depending on Christ for the guidance only He can provide as He produces the fruit of gospel in my life. ”

“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.’”

“Give liberally. Go urgently. Live dangerously.”

“The question therefore is not, “Can we find God’s will?” the question is, “Will we obey God’s will?”

“The sovereignty of God is the only foundation for worship in the midst of tragedy.”