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When You Don’t Have Time to Pray

Jonathan Parnell
When You Don’t Have Time to Pray
Dressed warm enough to go outside, I ease down to my basement study and turn on the desk lamp. It flickers once or twice before its dusty yellow light focuses on the Bible laid open beneath it. The table had been set; my soul had been starving, and now, I made it on time.
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24 Free eBooks for You

Jonathan Parnell
24 Free eBooks for You
Over the past two years, the team at desiringGod.org has published a series of ebooks made available to our readers free of charge. Get the full list of 24, download, and enjoy.
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Learning from a Hard Knox Life

Jonathan Parnell
Learning from a Hard Knox Life
John Knox turns 500 this year. Actually, historians are not certain whether it was 1514 or 1515, but sometime around there, in the little market town of Haddington, Scotland, down the street from Saint Mary’s Church, Knox was born.
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Killjoys

John Piper, Johnathon Bowers, Ryan Griffith, David Mathis, Jason Meyer, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, and Marshall Segal

Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure.

Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate…

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Who Else But You?

Jonathan Parnell
Who Else But You?
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever...
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A Sermon for Your Day

Jonathan Parnell
A Sermon for Your Day
Preaching matters because words matter. This is the way God has hardwired humans. Just as he has eternally communicated in his triune fellowship, he has created us as communicative beings...
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Three Facts for Your Fret

Jonathan Parnell
Three Facts for Your Fret
We tend to fret. It is a fact about creatures that we are derivative beings who can’t ultimately control the world around us. We have questions about whether we should do this or that, and about what might happen if we do this or that, which quickly turns into...
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When We Grow Passionate in Prayer

Jonathan Parnell
When We Grow Passionate in Prayer
Every Christian wants a deeper life of prayer in this new year. Who, after the close of one year, looks back over the time in his closet and thinks, “Yeah, I’d better cut back on all the praying this next twelve months”? We all want to grow, to enjoy richer fellowship with God.
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Don’t Just Read the Bible for Yourself

Jonathan Parnell
Don’t Just Read the Bible for Yourself
On page 511 of my ESV Bible, crafted by the careful penmanship of a novice writer, nestled in the inside margin of Psalm 116:12–13 and Psalm 118:6–7, are three words: “I love Dad.” ...
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Praise We Didn’t Plan

Jonathan Parnell
Praise We Didn’t Plan
The Psalms are an inspired record of the fight of faith; that’s one of the reasons we love them...
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The Church on the Fringes

Jonathan Parnell
The Church on the Fringes
The church is a community of Christians living as the on-the-ground expression of the supremacy of Jesus by advancing his gospel in distance and depth.
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Church As the True Local

Jonathan Parnell
Church As the True Local
The mission of God is a mission through his people, the church, who communicate his wonders by advancing his gospel...
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The Little Drummer Boy in All of Us

Jonathan Parnell
The Little Drummer Boy in All of Us
“Little Drummer Boy” might be one of the strangest Christmas songs out there, or so it seems. He actually has something to teach us.
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Have You Heard the Church’s Story?

Jonathan Parnell
Have You Heard the Church’s Story?
When we see that the church is not a mere footnote in history, we won’t be able to quarantine her off as an extracurricular activity in our lives. She is really important. There’s even a whole story to prove the point.
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The Pilgrim’s Progress (New Edition)

Jonathan Parnell
The Pilgrim’s Progress (New Edition)

On November 28, 1628, in a quiet cottage nestled within the English parish of Elstow, during one of the most tumultuous times in the country’s history, John Bunyan was born.

The place of Bunyan’s birth in Elstow was only a…

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The Local Church and the Supremacy of Christ

Jonathan Parnell
The Local Church and the Supremacy of Christ
The local church is the greatest, most profound collective of which any human could be a part. Your family, your career, your nationality — these all pale in comparison to what it means to be a member of a local church...
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Today Is Just in Time

Jonathan Parnell
Today Is Just in Time
Whatever wreck your life might be, however nightmarish your circumstances seem, Jesus is ready to embrace you.
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Taking Homosexual Sin to Church

Jonathan Parnell
Taking Homosexual Sin to Church
Unless you’re into the Irish bluesy, indie rock scene, chances are it’s only been in recent months that you’ve heard Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” The song, the lead track on Hozier’s self-titled album released in September, is thick with metaphor...
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Black and White: Learning Together from Ferguson

Jonathan Parnell
Though there’s still tumult in Ferguson, and the world watches with bated breath, are there more lessons surrounding these events that we could be gleaning now? Thabiti Anyabwile thinks so — for African-Americans and white Americans.
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Where Hazy Repentance Goes to Die

Jonathan Parnell
Where Hazy Repentance Goes to Die
Our entire lives repentance? Even if we sign off on this theologically, chances are that few of us make this the practical work of our Christian existence, at least not explicitly.
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Open the Door to Halloween

Jonathan Parnell
Open the Door to Halloween
How you spend Halloween is likely determined by what you think of sanctification.
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A Prayer for the Parent’s Soul

Jonathan Parnell
A Prayer for the Parent’s Soul
Parenting is inescapably the work of waiting. As a parent, especially to young children, you are constantly devoting your time and energy into something that doesn’t produce immediate results.
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Have You Lost Your Love?

Jonathan Parnell
Francis Chan understands the insidious pull in the course of learning that gradually yanks us from a warm life of love to a cold life of truncated knowledge.
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The Resurrection Demands Response

Jonathan Parnell
The Resurrection Demands Response
If death had the last word at Golgotha, then we’re left to scratch our heads about what Jesus’s sacrifice really accomplishes. If Jesus is still in the grave, then all the significance drawn from his death is pathetic well-wishing.
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How God Impacts Our Money and Stuff


Jonathan Parnell
How God Impacts Our Money and Stuff

The consistent warning of Scripture is that the people of God better watch their backs when it comes to the allure of financial gain. But how?
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