In infinite compassion, our Sovereign God works in relationship with his faithful people to weave together the pain, the evil, and the loss in order to advance Christ’s Kingdom in the world. The responsibility for the evil actions sits squarely on the shoulders of the evildoers. God is NOT the author of evil. God is our creator who continues to create through his power and compassion and relationship with us, his people. He asks us to join him in creating an answer to the question, “What shall we create out of this evil deed that will advance Heaven’s purpose?”View More Evil’s Fury and God’s Purpose
Dad’s Last Thanksgiving Challenge It was 8 years ago, November 19, 2006, that my father, Dr. Leslie Parrott, gave the call to worship at the…View More My Dad’s (Leslie Parrott, Senior): Last Thanksgiving Challenge
“History of the Church” Recorded live at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene 11.16.14 am ServiceView More “History of the Church” Recorded live at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene 11.16.14 am Service
Dr. Parrott explains a challenging passage of Scripture, Colossians 3:1-11. Mark Twain quipped, “It is not the parts of the Bible I don’t understand that trouble me, it is the parts I do understand.” The passage Dr. Parrott helps us deal with is clear and easy to understand, but hard to work out in our lives. Join Dr. Parrott’s Sunday School class as he helps all of us deal with how to put away bad behavior and negative attitudes as we live out the live of Jesus inside us.View More “Jesus is Life to Me” Colossians 3:1-11
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what God wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.View More Where’s My Place of Service? – Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D.
Yes, you have bad moods. You have hours or days when negative thoughts and angry emotions roll over your soul. You may have been disappointed,…View More When a Christian Has a Bad Mood – Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D.
A RE-POST: This post on John 3:16 first appeared one year ago. I am honored to share this post again in the memory of my…View More John 3:16, In Remembrance of Cheryl
May God bless you with discomfort. Discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. Amen May…View More Here is a challenging Prayer for Ash Wednesday:
NEW My Soul Purpose AUDIO BOOK for Students! Read by the author, Richard Leslie Parrott. Professor Parrott has a heart for his students. He…View More NEW My Soul Purpose AUDIO BOOK for STUDENTS!
Join Dr Parrott as he takes a look on how the first coming of Christ can help us understand the second coming of Christ. For…View More The Hopes and Fear of All the Years