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David Platt

Host: Dr. James Dobson

May 04, 2022

The greatest hindrance to the advancement of the gospel is the attempt by the Church to do the work of God apart from the power of God. That’s the assessment of Pastor David Platt. He adds that maybe the biggest barrier to spreading the good news is not the self-indulgent immorality of our culture, but our self-sufficient mentality within the Body of Christ. On today’s edition of Family Talk, the pastor of McLean Bible Church explains that the primary purpose of prayer is not to get something, but to know God and to understand that He works through willing intercessors.

Meet the Guest


David Platt

David Platt serves as lead pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is also the founder and chairman of Radical, a Christian ministry geared toward "equipping the Church to reach the unreached." He previously served as president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. David is a best-selling author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Something Needs to Change. He earned a B.A. from the University of Georgia, followed by an MA in divinity and theology, and a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. David and his wife, Heather, reside in the Washington D.C. metro area with their four children.

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