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The Greatest Enemy of Our Hunger for God

Jonathan Parnell
John Piper: 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…
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Kevin DeYoung on the Doctrine of Scripture

Jonathan Parnell
[Subscribe to the podcast through iTunes] "The doctrine of Scripture is rooted in a triune God who wants to be known and knows how to be known," explains Kevin DeYoung in the latest episode of Theology Refresh. This podcast…
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If Your Church Is Not All You Want It to Be

Jonathan Parnell
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
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What Happens When We Pray?

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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Behind the Blog: When Storytelling Goes Bad

Jonathan Parnell
"Harmonious complementarian marriage speaks forth the cosmic victory of Christ over evil," says Tony Reinke, speaking about the thesis of his upcoming JBMW article. In this latest episode of Behind the Blog, we discuss biblical complementarity, Trillia Newbell's newly posted…
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What to Do with a Told Gospel

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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Now Available: National Conference Audio and Video

Jonathan Parnell
It was a memorable weekend (view the slideshow) for nearly 3,000 of us last Friday to Sunday, as we gathered for the Desiring God 2012 National Conference. We promised there that we'd aim to have the audio and video ready…
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David Platt on the Doctrine of Suffering

Jonathan Parnell
No topic is more enduringly relevant. Everyone encounters suffering one way or another and Christian leaders are called to help them understand its meaning. David Platt, pastor at the Church at Brook Hills and author of Radical, sits down…
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God's Plan Before the Ages Began

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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The Apex of the Glory of God

Jonathan Parnell
The glory of God is the most important thing in the universe. But what about the most magnificient aspect of his glory John Piper explains in this three-minute video: This excerpt is from the latest sermon, "Why Did God…
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This Week's Sermon: "Why Did God Create the World?"

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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Staying for the Best Things

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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We Should Learn This Verse

Jonathan Parnell
"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…
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Behind the Blog: Come Outa Philly

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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This Week's Sermon: "Eternal Security Is a Community Project"

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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Tell Your Co-Worker the Gospel

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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Calvary Love

Jonathan Parnell
John Piper's latest poem, "Calvary Love." He held the world between his thumb and finger like a tender grape. And when the spike was driven through his hand, his muscles flinched with world-creating force, and crimson wine dripped…
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This Week's Sermon: "I AM WHO I AM"

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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You Need to Change

Jonathan Parnell
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…
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What Is Love?

Jonathan Parnell
Growing up my dad told me that "love" is the most over-underused word in existence. Some toss it out like pennies in a wishing well. Others never mention it when it needs to be heard. His exhortation to me was…
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Nine Ways the Gospel Transforms Marriage

Jonathan Parnell
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, suffered on the cross in our place and was raised triumphantly from the dead. He ascended to the Father's right hand and is now enthroned, sending his Spirit who by the Word gathers for…
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Saving Faith Is Wanting Jesus

Jonathan Parnell
2 Timothy 4:7–8 tells us that the apostle Paul will get a reward. The "crown of righteousness" awaits him. But why? What is this reward for? Answer: fighting the fight of faith. And there's more. The reward is not just…
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Biblicism: Right or Wrong?

Jonathan Parnell
Biblicism. Is this good or bad? Don Carson explains that there are at least two kinds, one that should be cautioned, and another commended. Selective proof texting — pulling single verses out of context to prove a doctrine — are…
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What Is Preaching?

Jonathan Parnell
The word for preaching in the New Testament (kērussō) means "to herald." Heralding is different from teaching, as John Piper explains, though it has teaching in it. Expounding 2 Timothy 4:2, he demonstrates what it means: This excerpt…
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