A Tool to Help You Live

Jonathan Parnell

"By the work of the Holy Spirit, God defeats temptation by awakening joy through belief in the word of God which is at work in us. And that word is most centrally the good news that Christ died for us so that all the promises of God are Yes in him."

This is how we live.

Pastor John's acronym A.P.T.A.T is a device that may help:

This excerpt starts at the 29:28 mark of this week's sermon.

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Three Exhortations for Pastoral Ministry

Jonathan Parnell

Pastor, there are three things John Piper would say to you about your ministry.

Three things that he has said before, at a conference in Phoenix in 2006. Three things: make God central in your heart, central in your thinking, central in your preaching.

And the reason God is central in all these things is because God is central to our joy.

Stream or download all three messages of "Brothers — Feel, Think, Preach God" ...

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How Young Men Prepare for Marriage

Josh Etter

Doug Wilson, speaker at our 2012 Conference for Pastors:

We'd love for you to join us in Minneapolis from January 30 to February 1. Register for just $145, or bring a group of five or more from your church for just $100 (per person).


Recent posts for the 2012 Conference for Pastors —

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Defending the Faith in the Public Arena

Jonathan Parnell

"Defending the Faith in the Public Arena" — this is the topic of John Piper's message delivered at a 2004 gathering of the National Religious Broadcasters. We recently obtained this audio and commend it to you now. Its relevance hasn't waned.

Piper's approach in two parts:

  1. To illustrate the increasingly public nature of the issue of the supremacy of God and ponder how we should respond for the sake of defending the gospel.
  2. To answer the charge that God’s self-exalting…
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Know a Christian Who Seems to Love Movies More Than Jesus?

John Piper

What should you do if you know someone who seems to be more excited about movies than Jesus?

Many professing Christians give little evidence of valuing Jesus more than the latest movie they have seen. Or the latest clothing they bought. Or the latest app they downloaded. Or the latest game they watched. Something is amiss.

We are not God and cannot judge with certainty and precision what’s wrong. There is a glitch somewhere. Perhaps a blindness going in, a…

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Why Some Prayers Fail

Josh Etter

Charles Spurgeon:

Many prayers fail of their errand because there is no faith in them. Prayers which are filled with doubt are requests for refusal. Imagine that you wrote to a friend and said, “Dear Friend, I am in great trouble and I, therefore, tell you, and ask for your help because it seems right to do so. But though I thus write, I have no belief that you will send me any help. Indeed, I should be mightily surprised…

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