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Raise Your Hand If You Agree

Jonathan Parnell
Raise Your Hand If You Agree

I have no good memories of third-grade math.

To be honest, I don’t remember most of my elementary school days, but math in Mrs. Smith’s classroom is strangely familiar. Maybe it is because that’s where a school subject first became…

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Piper on Healing and Exorcism

Jonathan Parnell

What is the gift of healing? And are there “healers” today?

The apostle Paul lists healing among the spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12, but has anything significant changed between then and now?

What about exorcism?

John Piper answers in…

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When Delight Means Doxology

Jonathan Parnell

But may all who seek you
     rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation
    say continually, “Great is the Lord!"

David's prayer in Psalm 40:16 can absolutely change your life. At first glance it…

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Am I Scared of God’s Goodness?

Jonathan Parnell

It’s kind of a hard question to ask. We know from the Bible that suffering plays an important role in the life of believers. We have even walked close with friends who have experienced intense pain. But we ourselves, well…

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How to Be a Better Communicator at Home

Jonathan Parnell

Communication is important, and it's not easy. In this video, Tim Witmer, author of The Shepherd Leader at Home, gives some practical advice to men on how we communicate. For starters, he says, turn off the phone and be…

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Who Is Louie Giglio?

Jonathan Parnell

Leading the charge against human slavery (enditmovement.com), Louie Giglio is the founder of the Passion Movement and serves as pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta. But what's his story?

A couple years ago, leading us to our…

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John Piper Interviews Jerry Bridges

Jonathan Parnell

Few people work faithfully for the same organization for almost 60 years. Yet it was 1955 when Jerry Bridges, a Korean War veteran, joined the team at The Navigators where he continues to this day. An author of several books…

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Men, Know Your Family

Jonathan Parnell

Men should know their families. Who would disagree with that statement? It seems so obvious that husbands and dads should know what's going on in the lives of their wife and children. But Tim Witmer, author of The Shepherd Leader

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Ten Ways to Pray for Your Wife

Jonathan Parnell
Ten Ways to Pray for Your Wife

[Download a new print-version (PDF) of "10 Things to Pray for Your Wife." You can also get lock-screen versions for your iPhone4 or iPhone5.]

Our hunger for God will not be confined to our closets. As we know him…

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From Closet to Coastlands: Bible Reading and Prayer in 2013

Jonathan Parnell

'Tis now the season to get strategic. With the New Year on the horizon, many of us are beginning to consider the logistics of our devotional lives for 2013. Bible-reading plans, book lists, prayer guides — these are tactical means…

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When You're More Blessed Than Mary

Jonathan Parnell

Jesus says, "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed" (John 19:29).

What he means is that those who have never seen him in person and still believe in him are blessed.

But that's not easy. We're…

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John Newton Understood Winter

Jonathan Parnell

It doesn't get above freezing, it's dark by 5PM, and snow is everywhere. Hello, Winter in Upper Midwest America. You are cold and long.

But however cold and long, the best way to bear Winter is to shovel up every…

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Leadership Is About Responsibility and Sacrifice

Jonathan Parnell

"Jesus was not on a power trip when he came into the world," John Piper reminds us. "His aim was to die for his bride."

Expounding Ephesians 5:25, Piper shows that if men are to be leaders like Jesus, we…

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Joy Comes to the Rescue

Jonathan Parnell

Your heart matters. It really, really matters.

The heart, after all, is the "noble faculty of the soul," as John Flavel explains in his 1668 publication now titled, Keeping the Heart. Most generally, the heart refers to the inner…

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Jesus Understands Our Deepest Sorrow

Jonathan Parnell

The Lord Jesus Christ — the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, the one through whom all things were made — became human like us.

I recently talked with Nancy Guthrie, author of Hearing Jesus Speak into

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The Glory of Being Human

Jonathan Parnell

Have you ever stopped to ponder how amazing it is to be alive? To be not generic or arbitrary, but a human being, a man or a woman created in the image of God?

It is no trifle, John Piper…

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Jesus Can Be Troubling

Jonathan Parnell

Jesus troubles those who don't worship him. That's the situation of Matthew 2, as John Piper explains in today's Advent reading:

Matthew 2:1–4,

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold…

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When We Don't Want to Wait

Jonathan Parnell

Where in the world is it? I couldn't find my electric beard trimmer. I opened the sink cabinets and moved around a few bath towels. Still nothing. Inanimate objects don't grow legs and walk away (my mother used to say)…

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Because God Leads: The Story of Jason Meyer

Jonathan Parnell

"There's something I want you to pray about, Jason," his grandfather said. Now this at least got his attention. Jason's grandfather was a successful farmer in rural South Dakota, and not to mention, a trusted elder in the local Reformed…

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Don’t Undersell Your Commute

Jonathan Parnell

Packer had me at “horseback.”

In his new introduction to John Flavel's Keeping the Heart, J. I. Packer tells a story from Flavel’s devotional life. Now I remembered hearing of a spiritual experience Edwards had on horseback, and of…

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Behind the Blog: Move over Movember

David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell

Here on the last day of November — endearingly known as Movember by many working a fresh mustache for men’s health awareness — we went behind the blog for some backstories on the full face of content we grew in…

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Avoiding Two Lamentable Errors on Human Sexuality

Jonathan Parnell

What does "complementarian" mean?

In this short video, John Piper explains that affirming the glorious differences of men and women locates Christians between two lamentable errors.

This excerpt begins at the 2:29 mark of this week's sermon.

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Was Spurgeon Reading Off His Rocker?

Jonathan Parnell

It was a stretch you might say. A 19th century British preacher apprehended a 3,000-year-old psalm for peace and courage in the midst of dire circumstances. Andree Seu Peterson tells the story in a recent article:

In the middle…

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