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Clothed with Power and Commissioned as a Witness



David Platt brings a powerful message highlighting what it looks like to be a witness of Jesus in our city.

Key Takeaway

You are personally commissioned by God as witness to the greatest news in the world.

  1. Don't believe the lie that the Church is powerless.
  2. God is calling us to be in the cities we're planted in.
  3. God uses ordinary people.
  4. The church is the Church because of the gifts of few, but because of the grace of an extraordinary God. Don't sell Him short.
  5. Apart from God, you have nothing. You cannot do it alone. You can do more in a week with God than decades without Him.
  6. Don't live a spirit-less Christian life and that you can do it in your own power.
  7. You are personally commissioned by God as witness to the greatest news in the world.
  8. A witness is good, but testifying is even better.
  9. We have more opportunities to reach the ends of the Earth than we ever have.


"God wants you to experience the love and the power of Jesus in your life and to live empowered and emboldened to speak His name to people all across the city."

David Platt

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Scripture References

  • Acts 1:1-14
  • Acts 2:1-41
  • Acts 4:13
  • Luke 22:54-62
  • Luke 24:48-49
  • Exodus 19:16
  • Exodus 31:18
  • Exodus 32:8
  • Ezekiel 36
  • Ezekiel 37
  • John 14
  • Isaiah 43
  • Acts 1:8
  • Joel 2:28-32
David Platt David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical. David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow Me, Counter Culture, Something Needs to Change, Before You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C., metro area.