Our Experience at the SNA EXP Tour
David Platt began his message by reminding us that 4.5 billion people are lost and going to hell. He read Acts 7:54-60 and explained that the church at Antioch was one of the greatest mission sending churches in the history of Christianity. Yet, the church of Antioch was made up of unnamed, ordinary men. Jesus' chosen means to reach the lost was to use ordinary men! According to Platt, "We don't really believe the gospel spreads through ordinary people." As believers in Christ, we are all called to spread the gospel. Thankfully, we are ordinary people with extraordinary power. As we see in Acts 2, we have the powerful Spirit of God in us for the purpose of speaking and testifying to the gospel. Platt urged the audience to reach the lost through preaching, praying, and suffering. Suffering is the God-ordained means for the spread of the gospel. Platt urged the audience not to get distracted from their mission but to remain focused on their God-given task of spreading the gospel. Paul writes in Acts 20:24, "I do not account my life of any value or as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God."