“Divine Sovereignty: The Fuel of Death-Defying Missions”
a sermon for Together for the Gospel 2012 by David Platt
My friend recommended this sermon to me, saying that John Piper called it one of the best sermons on missions he’d ever heard (it’s true). I love John Piper, and his chapter on missions in Desiring God is almost wholly responsible for my passion for missions. If he called this a contender for the most powerful sermon on missions, you can bet I was going to listen to it. Having listened to it twice in two weeks, I’m with Piper: this is the best single sermon I’ve heard on missions. David Platt has a passion for global missions that is firmly grounded in a passion for God’s glory, as well as in a hope in God’s sovereignty. His passion is contagious, and he makes it clear why his hope and passion is grounded in the sovereignty of God in all things–in His sovereignty, God ordained the gospel and sent Jesus to earth; in His sovereignty, God will save people from every tribe and tongue, and will ensure that the work (and lives) of His missionaries is not in vain. If you listen to or watch one thing this week, make it this sermon.