GOD’S LOVE COMPELS US – D.A. Carson, Ed. (2015)

God’s Love Compels Us: Taking the Gospel to the Whole World, editedGod's love by D.A. Carson is a series of talks that were presented at pre-conference which was sponsored by the Gospel Coalition in 2013.

Contributors include David Platt, John Piper, J. Jack Stiles, Andrew Davis, Michael Oh, Stephen Um, and D.A. Carson.  The subjects of the talks focus on world missions.  Carson presents the case for world missions and Platt helps readers understand why the Great Commission is so great.

Each chapter stands alone and each are worth the time to read and digest.  David Platt’s chapter is worth the price of the book as he bring his usual fervor for evangelism and world missions front and center.  Platt reminds readers about the non-negotiable task before them:

But our sovereign God has given us a specific goal, and it is crystal clear: he has commanded his people to make disciples of all peoples – all the ethne of the world.  And he has given us a promise: his very presence and power of his Spirit to accomplish his purpose.

Platt admonishes readers in his exposition of 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 which includes three fundamental principles:

  1. Believe the gospel with deep-seated conviction and proclaim it with death-defying confidence.
  2. Live to extend God’s grace among more people and long to exalt God’s glory among all peoples.
  3. Continually envision eternal glory with God and joyfully embrace earthly suffering from God.

Platt educates, motivates, encourages, and challenges.  My advice: Buy the book, soak in the truth, and get in the battle by telling people about the Savior!


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