Updated: May 11, 2020
David Platt preached the final message at the Cross Conference in Louisville, KY, Dec. 30, 2013.
The first five minutes are crucial and important in that he said,
“I am not challenging you to go to the Middle East tomorrow”
“I am calling you to communicate your vision for missions to your local church.”
Go and ask your pastor/elders/spiritual leaders to pray for you and be willing to submit to their leadership in training and growing in a local church context.
It was a long and intense message, and David Platt actually memorized and quoted Romans 1:1 all the way to chapter 9:4 in answer to the question what is the message that we are to take to the nations.
Acts 13:1-4 (NASB)
13 Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
Notice several things: