This past Spring I was privileged to be able to go the 2012 Together for the [Underestimated] Gospel conference. I heard various well-known speakers such as John Piper, Al Mohler, C.J. Mahanney, Matt Chandler, Mark Dever, etc. But my favorite sermon was “Divine Sovereignty: The Fuel of Death-Defying Missions” by David Platt, based out of Revelation 5, delivered on Wednesday, April 11th.
The following was my favorite message I heard at this years Together for the [Underestimated] Gospel conference. I recommend it to you either in video or audio form. In this message David Platt seeks to show how divine sovereignty is the fuel of death-defying missions.
So I’m finally back from T4G. I was unable to find time to write another post while I was still in Kentucky, but I have decided nonetheless to provide a brief wrap-up post by supplying you with my sermon notes as I indicated I would in the previous post. The following are my raw notes (unedited and “un-proofread”) from various sermons given at the conference. Not all of the sermons given at the conference had enough structure in order for me to outline them, so the notes below do not cover every message spoken but only those I was able to take somewhat structured notes on. I hope you enjoy them and find them helpful.
Besides being extremely tired and feeling as if I am coming down with a cold due to lack of sleep, today was a spectacular day. We showed up decently early to the conference and got a ton of free books, which mind you are quality reads. Then of course, beginning at 1:00 pm the sessions began.
One of my favorite aspects of these general sessions is the times prior to the messages or panel discussions in which an entire auditorium and Christian pastors, students, scholars, and other individuals join together to worship our God. Today my friends and I had seats towards the very front on the ground level, and I am telling you that in order to even hear myself singing I really had to belt it. The music was simple. The words were rich. And the passion and love for God was present. I absolutely loved coming together with such a large group of individuals and corporately proclaiming sound doctrine in praise of our great God!
So, 45 minutes ago I arrived at my motel in Louisville, Kentucky for the Together for the Gospel conference. A bunch of friends of mine from Maranatha and I drove down today. We had an interesting and somewhat eventful ride full of great discussion. Let’s just say that the homework I planned on doing never happened.