Saturday sermon series: “The Gospel Demands Radical Compassion” by David Platt.

We continue our Saturday sermon series from David Platt.  The Gospel Demands Radical Compassion is part three in this eight-part series. 

This series was the inspiration for Platt’s book, Radical.  

Here is the description of the series:

“In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.” With these words, Jesus turned away large crowds who were following Him. With grace and authority, He beckoned potential followers to consider the demands of discipleship. For most, the price was too high and the cost was too great. In the 2000 years since Jesus spoke these words, it begs the question: Do we in contemporary Christianity realize the high price of following Jesus? Do we understand the great cost for all who call themselves followers of Christ? Take a closer look at the words of Jesus that require us to consider the implications of the Gospel for every facet of our lives.

6 thoughts on “Saturday sermon series: “The Gospel Demands Radical Compassion” by David Platt.

  1. Tim Moody says:

    The book radical radically confuses the gospel for the law. I love Mr. Platt, but he needs to preach the gospel of free grace, not a confused law calling it gospel.

  2. Tim:

    We’ve already beat this horse close to death here, but can you please provide an example of Mr. Platt preaching a “confused law [and] calling it gospel” that we can examine?

    Not only is your accusation an unfair assessment of the message he is delivering, but I’ve read the book and even listened to this series and frankly I find your accusation to be bearing false witness against Mr. Platt.

    In part 5 and 6 of this series Platt actually takes the time to answer the many false accusations against him so I encourage you to withhold further public judgments against him until you can examine what he says in those messages and weigh for yourself whether or not he is worthy of anathema for preaching the law as gospel (like the Judiazers were doing).

    Sincerely,
    – Pilgrim

  3. fleebabylon says:

    “The book radical radically confuses the gospel for the law. I love Mr. Platt, but he needs to preach the gospel of free grace, not a confused law calling it gospel.”

    Listened to the third message. Havent heard any law yet. A new creation in Christ learning to walk in obedience to Jesus by the grace of God is not law.

    Romans 13 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

  4. savedbygrace says:

    Thank you David Platt for preaching this amazing series and to those posting it online. Thank you for keeping it “real.” Thank you for your transparency, for living humbly and walking out that which you pen to paper and blog about. Truth be told, the church is in great need of more preaching by the likes of Mr. Platt, calling disciples of Jesus to live a radical, abandoned life, that no longer can be called their own. That is the call. That is the Gospel. My prayer for this series is Mark 4:9 “Let he who has ears to ear, let him hear”

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