When you walk into a church or work your way through its website, you can usually find evidence of whether or not that church has a passion for reaching beyond their own neighborhood, their own city—even their own country—to make disciples among the nations. Surely this passion has to be ignited in a church by the teaching and preaching. And surely it can’t happen if an emphasis on missions is relegated to just a few people in the church or to a certain week of the year.
In this recording of Help Me Teach the Bible in front of a live audience at The Gospel Coalition 2019 National Conference, I asked David Platt—senior pastor-teacher at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C., and founder and president of Radical—to work his way from Genesis to Revelation and demonstrate how a teacher can ignite a passion for world mission from whatever part of the Bible they are teaching.
- Let the Nations Be Glad! by John Piper
- God’s Love Compels Us: Taking the Gospel to the World edited by D. A. Carson and Kathleen Nielson
- Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged edited by John Piper and David Mathis
- A Company of Heroes: Portraits from the Gospel’s Global Advance by Tim Keesee