David Platt on the Gospel

David Platt, lead pastor of The Church at Brookhills, is a preacher whose podcast you should already subscribed.  In 2008, he preached through a couple of series relating to the centrality and sufficiency of the gospel, and I wanted to post them here for you to check out if you have never listened or benefited from Platt’s preaching ministry.

Two things I love about Brookhills is their willingness to let go of their resources and that these resources are gospel-centered and community-oriented.  The links below provide the MP3 download as well as the study notes for each sermon (except one).  I haven’t listened to all of these sermons, but the ones I have thus far have been really convicting and edifying.  When we talk about the recovery of the gospel in the SBC, these sermon series are good examples of where to start.

The Gospel: Why It’s Important MP3 | PDF
The Gospel: What We Believe MP3 | PDF
The Gospel: What We Need MP3 | PDF
The Gospel: How We Live MP3 | PDF
The Gospel: How We Know MP3 | PDF

The Gospel and Womanhood MP3 | PDF
The Gospel and Marriage MP3 | PDF
The Gospel and Parents MP3 | PDF
The Gospel and Singleness MP3 | PDF
The Gospel and Manhood MP3
The Gospel and Divorce MP3 | PDF
The Gospel and Homosexuality MP3 | PDF
The Gospel and Personal Evangelism MP3PDF
The Gospel and Church Leadership MP3 | PDF

What the Gospel Demands MP3 | PDF
The Gospel Demands Radical Sacrifice MP3PDF
The Gospel Demands Radical Compassion MP3 | PDF
The Gospel Demands Radical Urgency MP3 | PDF
The Gospel Demands Radical Giving MP3 | PDF
The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (Part 1) MP3 | PDF
The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (Part 2) MP3PDF
The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (Part 3) MP3 | PDF

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15 Comments on “David Platt on the Gospel”

  1. randy Says:

    thanks for this. I’ve been really enjoying Platt lately.

  2. J.D. Hawg Says:

    WARNING! Be very careful listening to David’s Radical series. God may use it to change your life. I write this from a rent house that my wife and I live in. God used David’s message on giving to convict us of the waste in our monthly mortgage payment. We’re currently waiting on the acceptance of an offer on another house with a payment less than half. I highly recommend the entire series. Powerful and convicting. Looking forward to David’s message at this year’s SBC Pastors’ Conference.


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  4. Ross Says:

    Timmy,

    Is the doctrine of imputed righteousness (Christ’s active obedience imputed to the sinner by faith alone) a necessary part of the biblical gospel? I do not see this mentioned in any of the PDF notes provided. Maybe Platt mentioned this in the actual sermon and didn’t put it in the notes? The whole “gospel demands” series makes me nervous as well. The law makes demands and the good news is that Christ kept ALL of these demands FOR US.

    I’ve visited Brookhills a couple of times (my father is a member). I’ve noticed that Platt does give the gospel but he always ends by turning the sinner back to themselves for assurance. I feel Platt is definitely one of the better preachers in the SBC but it could be so much better.

    • Rich Stewart Says:

      Ross:

      I am a member at Brookhills, and I have listened every single one of the messages in Platt’s “Radical” series. He most assuredly addresses “imputed righteousness” in those messages. Most definitely, the all-sufficiency of Jesus Christ for salvation, and the our complete, utter insufficiency, is a bedrock principle here.

      On the matter of “turning the sinner back to themselves for assurance,” I definitely don’t see that happening at all. Could you elaborate a bit on what you mean, because that most certainly is NOT David Platt’s intention, nor is it the intention of the Church at Brook Hills. One of the core principles of the Gospel is that absolutely no one can be assured of salvation apart from Jesus Christ: we’re definitely committed to the principles of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

      Soli Deo Gloria!


  5. I’ve listened to many of these. David is a great communicator of truth. I’ve hosted him at a conference in New England and it was the best event I’ve ever been a part of. Thanks for the links.

  6. Matt Morrison Says:

    Been listening to David for about 2 years. If this doesn’t help us define what the Gospel looks like then I am not sure what does. This is coming from a Wesleyan background pastor. I recommend all of these series highly…

  7. JAIME MASSO Says:

    I HAVE BEEN READING BRO DAVID’S PERPECTIVE ON THE GOSPEL, IT REALLY HAS TO BE RADICAL BECAUSE JESUS WAS RADICAL IN HIS TEACHINGS. I WANT TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN WHO LIVE A RADICAL LIFE TOO. IT HAS ENOUGH TIME WASTED ALREADY.

    TIMMY, I AM TRYING TO LISTEN TO SOME OF THESE SERMONS BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO AND I CAN’T FIND THEM IN BROOKHILLS’ WEBPAGE, NOR CAN I FIND THE PDF DOCUMENTS. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM AND GO THROUGH THEM INDIVIDUALLY IF THAT’S POSSIBLE.

    THX

  8. Eric Says:

    I found your site because of that “John Piper is bad – the video” clip that is floating around. Then I discovered the preaching of Dr. Platt because of your site. Now my life can never be the same again. I’m very glad that John Piper is bad.

  9. D.J. Siverling Says:

    This scares me. It sounds like a new take on “social justice”-“give all monetarily for Christ.” Is this the message? Here’s what God says: The purpose of salvation is not only an earthly mission to be conformed into the image of Christ for a witness to others BUT this life is our testing ground. Here we learn to be faithful, obedient, and sanctified believers who depend on the Holy Spirit for our very lives. Sanctification is the process by which we as believers see the Life of God that was placed in our hearts when we were born again actually begin to come forth and transform our souls-His thoughts become our thoughts, His love becomes our love, and His will becomes our will. How this plays out in each individual does not necessarily mean we sell everything and give it to the poor. It may mean that in your case and being materialistically tied to this earth may encumber you personally from fully serving but I think David has lost the bigger picture of believers true mission here on earth and is trying to say one shoe fits all. It is a radical idea but one that needs the balance of the whole scripture to be taken literally by each one of us who press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

  10. Alta Patterson Says:

    Our enemy is not the “American Dream”. Our enemy is sin. Jesus didn’t tell Nicodemis to “sell everything” He dealt with people as individuals as he does now. This looks like a doctrine based on a few stories and scriptures out of context with the whole Bible. Jesus was not a hippie radical but complete fulfillment of the law. In Him we live the righteous life we were meant to live with the Word and the Holy Spirit as teacher. Our fruits are the fruits of the Spirit. Our strength comes from Him not what we do with our money.

  11. David Buckley Says:

    Tim,

    The top links do not work… I found the radical series at the church website, but what about the top 15 sermons? I’d love to listen to them; especially now as I’m researching gospel transformation for a sermon series.

    If you can help, THANKS!


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