All Resources by Mark Priestap

Fleeing Quarrels and Correcting Opponents

Mark Priestap
2 Timothy 2:22-26— So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed…
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Mr. Fearing

Mark Priestap
Recently, while reading John Bunyan’s Pilgrim's Progress to my family, I ran across an insightful character named “Mr. Fearing”. With him I also found one of the clearest descriptions of the effect of legalism I’d ever run across. He doubted…
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Drudgery Vs. Christianity

Mark Priestap
Recently I expressed some frustration to my pastor about how I am not "applying the gospel to my children." So this past Sunday he lovingly took me aside to make sure I wasn’t legalistically trying to "apply the gospel" in…
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A Recommendation For Gospel-Powered Parenting

Mark Priestap
Recently I picked up William P. Farley’s book, Gospel-Powered Parenting and found exactly what I needed to hear as a young father. I’m not going to write a full review, since Tim Challies already did that, but I…
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The Sin of Not Wanting Enough

Mark Priestap
In John 6 a large crowd crosses the Sea of Galilee looking for Jesus. But when they find him, instead of welcoming their “seeking” Jesus says to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because…
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Contrived Humility Vs. Humility from Faith

Mark Priestap
Have you ever found yourself in prayer pleading a case before God when you suddenly get a sick feeling that either God is not listening or he’s not willing to hear you? What do you do when that happens? Hopefully…
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Recommended Reading for Recovering Sinners

Mark Priestap
As a follow up to my post on Tuesday, I wanted to share some resources from old saints that have provided the most help in keeping God a priority for me and my family. 1) Sweet Comfort for Feeble…
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An Admonition to Workaholics

Mark Priestap
Allow me to speak personally for a moment about a sin that long festered in my life: forsaking the means of grace in my home, sacrificing them on the altar of vocational work. In my profession, it is customary to…
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