Episode #002 – David Platt and Matt Carter
David Platt and Matt Carter join Ed Stetzer to discuss how churches can reach their cities and the nations.
Platt is the head pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, and he is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream.
Carter is the Pastor of Preaching & Vision at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. Carter’s latest book is The Real Win: A Man’s Quest for Authentic Success with Colt McCoy and Marcus Brotheron.
This episode originally aired June 11, 2013.
In The Real Win, NFL quarterback Colt McCoy and pastor Matt Carter wrestle deeply and personally with the challenge of biblical manhood, then deliver down-to-earth, biblical answers. Based on their personal experiences and a close study of Scripture, McCoy and Carter show men:
- Why so much depends on who you trust and who you serve
- Why every man is called to lead and why every man can
- How to man up to temptation—and conquer it
- How to find the “win” even in your biggest failure
For many Christians, following Jesus is seen as best done from a distance. We want to be disciples as long as doing so does not intrude on our lifestyles, our preferences, our comforts, and even our religion. But what if we really took the time to look Jesus in the eye and see who He truly is? What if we really listened to Jesus’ words and heard what He is truly saying?
Jesus’ invitation to follow Him was—and still is—an invitation into a relationship marked by self-denial, personal intimacy, single-minded ambition, and ultimate joy. When people truly engage with Jesus’ personal invitation to follow Him, everything changes, for He is worthy of all our trust and all our affections. Building on the lessons in Radical, this book will motivate all of us to experience the grand purpose for which we have been created: to exalt the glory of God by spreading the gospel of Christ—to make disciples who are making disciples.