Blog Posts by Jonathan Parnell
It speaks volumes when a pastor addresses the reality of disability with biblical authority.
In this 3-minute video, John Knight, father of a child with multiple disabilities, explains how "The Works of God" conference is aimed at equipping pastors and…Continue Reading
Christian fasting is not only the spontaneous effect of a superior satisfaction in God; it is also a chosen weapon against every force in the world that would take that satisfaction away.
The greatest enemy of hunger for…
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. This idea, called "Christian Hedonism" by some, is a massive and pervasive biblical truth that changes everything.
Perhaps the apostle Paul makes it clearest in Philippians 1:12–26.
Chances are your church gathering isn't all you want it to be. . . This or that should be different, so and so should talk less, he and she should be on time — and why can't we just get…Continue Reading
Do we really know what's going on when we pray? When we bow our heads at the dinner table? When we whisper quietly during our morning commute? Or when, like dragging our feet along a well-worn path, we ask again…Continue Reading
It was a beautiful Saturday morning, the kind nobody in Minnesota takes for granted. The sun was running strong, the air was happy, the sky had never been more blue. My family and I were finishing up breakfast outside when…Continue Reading
Grace was given to you, Christian, before the universe was made. And it was given to you in Jesus Christ.
In this video, looking at Ephesians 1:5 and 2 Timothy 1:9, John Piper explains God's plan for our redemption…Continue Reading
The ultimate purpose for which God created this world is the praise of the glory of his grace in the death of Jesus for sinners.
There you have it, the most important thing we could ever know.
Recognizing that God…Continue Reading
I can't shake the scene of that little room where Passion and Patience sit waiting. The boys' sitter instructed them to stay still, to rest side by side, to hold out for what's best. What we come to find is…Continue Reading
"I can't imagine any greater verse in the Bible," says John Piper of Jeremiah 32:40. The infinite heart of God is engaged in doing us infinite good. And that is what Jesus paid for with his blood.
In this three-minute…Continue Reading
Simple? Complex? How should we understand the process of sanctifcation? We've recently featured a series of videos from our friends at CCEF that detail the biblical and practical dynamics of growing in grace, which Tony discusses in this latest episode…Continue Reading
God will keep his children. This is the basic and glorious truth in the doctrine of eternal security. God will never let those who are his fall away. He will complete the work he began in us. And one of…Continue Reading
What will you say when the door opens for communicating the gospel?
Imagine for a moment a co-worker asks you, "What is this "gospel" you Chrisitans keep talking about?" You're both taking a quick break, and you don't have long…Continue Reading
God absolutely is. This is the most basic and ultimate fact there has ever been. The triune God — the Lord — is. He always has been and always will be. He is not to be assumed. He is…Continue Reading
Sanctification is a long word. Even though we know it's important biblically, still it manages to get stuck in the abstract. And truth be told, our old self likes it better that way.
The abstract, after all, is much more…Continue Reading