I know that some have started and could not finish the book, or would like to revisit it at another time. No problem. Here is a quick summary of what we discussed, along with the links. I’ll be glad to dialog with you anytime.
At the opening of the book, David Platt asks us to consider two important questions: Am I going to believe Jesus? Am I going to obey Jesus? Check out the book trailer video!
Consider: Are we going to believe Jesus together? Are we going to obey Jesus completely?
Fact: “The gospel confronts us with the hopelessness of our sinful condition (pg 31).” Yet even that is good news!
“The challenge for us is to live in such a way that we are radically dependent on and desperate for the power that only God can provide (pg 45).”
What should we do about Jesus’ command to go and take the gospel to the ends of the earth?
Are you “going to impact the world by making disciples of all nations (pg 86)?”
Why do we choose to see what we want to see and ignore want we want to ignore (pg 108)? Why we need to confront this sin in our lives.
GOD’S WILL MEANS GOING: IT IS URGENT AND IT IS NOT OPTIONAL
“Do we believe the reward found in Jesus is worth the risk of following him (pg 162)?”
“Church-goers today want short-term commitments with long-term benefits (184).” The way to overcome this complacency is to make a long-term commitment, preferably with an accountability partner or group.
“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose (Phil 2:1-2).”
Let’s turn the Church and the world upside down by making RADICAL the new normal!