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Ten Thousand Things We Can’t See

Jonathan Parnell
Ten Thousand Things We Can’t See
“The nearness of God is my good,” says the psalmist. Though the wicked prosper, though evil carries on, though the circumstances of God’s people are bleak, everything makes sense in God’s presence (Psalm 73:17). There the embittered soul is revived…
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See Through the Sour Wine

Jonathan Parnell
See Through the Sour Wine
It was an act of cruelty, not comfort. That is what we see in the last minutes of Jesus’s life, as described in the Gospel of Mark. Customary of Mark, he gets straight to the point in Mark 15:33. The…
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When God Says Wait

Jonathan Parnell
When God Says Wait
The life of faith involves the miracle of seeing above your circumstances. It means we grasp the unseen that’s been promised, that we orient our lives in the time at hand, on the yet to come. Psalm 37 exhorts us…
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Is the Preaching Any Good?

Jonathan Parnell
Is the Preaching Any Good?
One of the most fundamental truths to understand about the church’s corporate gathering is that Jesus is a giver. Jesus, our Savior and salvation — the one to whom we are united by faith — gave himself to us by…
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The Chaos of Humility

Jonathan Parnell
The Chaos of Humility
Humility, for many of us, might just be mild-mannered niceness. We like to think of it all buttoned up and soft-spoken, cloaked in the quiet gray sweater his grandmother made, sitting by the modest fireplace of a friend’s home, patiently…
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Three Questions to Ask Before Watching a Movie

Jonathan Parnell
Three Questions to Ask Before Watching a Movie
It’s never been easier to watch movies, and lots of them. Netflix, which leads the race as the top online streaming service, provides more than 10,000 movie options for its 40 million subscribers — and it’s flanked by formidable competitors…
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Now Available: New Messages on Union with Christ

Jonathan Parnell
Now Available: New Messages on Union with Christ
John Owen once said that our knowledge of the Bible is useless unless it “forms Christ in the soul.” He means that unless truth leads us to Jesus or brings him to us, it stays lifeless and unprofitable. It does…
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When God Works for You

Jonathan Parnell
But they who wait for the Lᴏʀᴅ shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31) It’s not exactly what we’d…
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How to Stay Christian in Seminary—And Any Season of Waiting

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell
Part 1: Forward-Looking Intentionality (Jonathan Parnell) The title of this seminar is “How to Stay Christian in Seminary—Or Any Season of Waiting.” And we really mean that last part. What David and I are going to talk about…
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Three Reasons to Get Some Sleep

Jonathan Parnell
Three Reasons to Get Some Sleep
Life is short. Stay awake for it. So goes the tagline for the second largest coffee franchise in America. It’s catchy and practical. Drink our coffee, it suggests, not merely for its taste, but for its benefits, that is,
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How to Stay Christian in Seminary

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell
Seminary is exhilarating . . . and dangerous. Seminary can be thrilling, with the potential to inspire and equip church leaders for a lifetime of faithful ministry. But it’s not without its risks. For many who have ignored the perils…
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The Love of God’s Power

Jonathan Parnell
The Love of God’s Power
God is faithful. We’ve all heard these words. We’ve read them, said them, and sung them. And we’ve felt them. God’s faithfulness is a palatable experience of his love. It’s his love tasted and seen in our history. It’s the…
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Backslap Death in the Face

Jonathan Parnell
Cadenced descriptions of Christ’s work have always characterized the voice of his church. “He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate,” the old creed says, “he suffered death and was buried, and on the third day he rose again.” Straightforward…
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God Doesn’t Want You to Worry

Jonathan Parnell
Philippians 4:6–7, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your
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Put Your Foot on It

Jonathan Parnell
Put Your Foot on It
We definitely wouldn’t let our kids see this. If the next Bible-inspired movie was about Joshua taking the Promised Land, it might even be one that many adults choose to miss, especially if it stays true to the biblical account…
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Seven Details to See in Your Past

Jonathan Parnell
Seven Details to See in Your Past
The grace of Jesus Christ not only covers our past and sustains our present, but also creates for us a future. In him our sins are forgiven and we are declared righteous. In him we are sanctified and progressively being…
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Captive to Glory (Free eBook)

Jonathan Parnell
Captive to Glory (Free eBook)
Today we are releasing a new ebook from John Piper, Captive to Glory: Celebrating the Vision and Influence of Jonathan Edwards. It is a collection of the best snapshots of Edwards’s influence in Piper’s published corpus. The Focus on…
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Dads, Write in Your Bible

Jonathan Parnell
Dads, Write in Your Bible
It’s no secret that the word of God and prayer are a personal means of grace that spill over for the good of those around us. We read the Bible not just for ourselves, but for our families, for our…
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When You Track Your Spiritual Progress

Jonathan Parnell
The last days of December are a great time for personal inventory. It’s almost involuntary for many of us. The close of one year naturally leads to us to think back over the highs and lows of the last 365…
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Football and the Warrior Instinct

Jonathan Parnell
Football and the Warrior Instinct
One of the last things we need is for young men to think that masculinity is defined by tackles and touchdowns. That would be bad. But it would also be bad if the world were bleached of tackles and touchdowns. …
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Top 10 Books of the Year — Chosen by You

Jonathan Parnell
It’s that time of year. The lineups are out. The last few weeks of December present a nice opportunity to do a little inventory on the past twelve months, including the best books you’ve read. If you’ve visited some of…
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God Will Fulfill His Purpose for You

Jonathan Parnell
“I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” This is the straightforward truth that David clings to in Psalm 57:2. Here he states two basic facts: God has a purpose for him…
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What Will You Say to Jesus?

Jonathan Parnell
One day we will stand before Jesus. If we could see through the clutter of our lives now, if we could envision that day when everything is said and done, it’s clear that the enduring mission in and under and…
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Until the Son of God Appeared

Jonathan Parnell
Finally, the son was born. Generation after generation had anticipated his birth and the world desperately needed him. Desperately. Each day was a gloomy cloud of night. The darkness of death’s shadow filled the earth. Strife and quarrels multiplied without…
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How to Clear the Clutter in Your Life

Jonathan Parnell
Sometimes our dining room table gets cluttered. For one, it’s a big table. Every time I have to squeeze around the end chair, sliding my back against the wall, I remind myself that it’s not for the table we live…
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