FREE Jonah Research Brief

Sign up today for the Leader’s List and get free resources such as study guides, eBooks, and research briefs. You’ll stay up to date on the latest resources from me. I recently had the joy of preaching through the entire Book of Jonah at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Those sermons are now available in […]

Is there such a thing as “the one”?

This week both Joseph in Malaysia and Donna in Canada wrote in asking about dating and marriage: Will God choose ‘the one’ we are supposed to marry or date? Is there such a thing as ‘the one’? The myth that everyone has a “soul mate” finds its non-biblical origin with the philosopher Plato. This destructive […]

Were Adam and Eve Real People or Not?

Were Adam and Eve real people? Or were they just literary devices and poetic images? This question of the historicity of Adam and Eve is important because it’s the foundation of the biblical story. Without a real Adam and Eve, the Bible loses its basis for the fall, sin, the need for redemption, and the […]

Puritans & Pilgrims

With Thanksgiving upon us, the time has come for kids to dress up like Pilgrims and the Charlie Brown television special to air once again. Though widely dismissed and despised, the Pilgrims (also known as the Puritans) remain one of the greatest expressions of biblical Christianity the world has ever known. THE STRUGGLE FOR A […]

We’re so grateful for you!

I hope you know just how grateful I am for generous friends like you. Your support is the reason more people around the world are opening their Bibles to learn – connecting with God’s Word in genuine ways every day! I pray you and your family have a great Thanksgiving. And don’t forget to give […]

Do You Know How to Pray in the Spirit?

In Luke 11:1 the disciples say to Jesus, “Lord teach us to pray,” and Jesus responds in Luke 11:13, “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Jesus’ answer to the request, […]

Is the story of Jonah real?

The story of Jonah is controversial, but it’s a foreshadowing of Jesus – and Jesus clearly spoke of it as being a real event in history. So how could a man live in a fish? Well, the natural explanation seems a bit far-fetched. So another explanation many put forward is that God supernaturally sustained Jonah’s […]

The 1 Big Key to Prayer

In Mark 14:36, Jesus prays, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” This prayer shows us both Jesus’ relational intimacy with God (calling him “Abba,” which quite literally means something like “Father” or “Daddy”) and his submission to the Father’s […]

Is the gift of tongues for today?

This week’s question comes to us from England: “Is the gift of tongues for today? If so, why has God given us this gift? As the son of a non-charismatic pastor, I now attend a charismatic church and need some help cutting through the confusion.” There’s a wide continuum of both belief and practice when […]

Do You Want to Improve Your Prayer Life?

Prayer. Does just reading that word make you feel at least a little bit guilty? Talking about our prayer life often makes us feel scrutinized or nervous. We’re easily embarrassed to talk about it, or apologetic for it. Some of us don’t know how to pray, or we don’t pray enough, or we only pray […]

Can a Christian Be Demon Possessed?

Mark Driscoll Ministries helps people learn the Bible, and helps leaders teach the Bible. This includes sermons, E-books, research briefs, and a host of other resources. To help with practical questions, Pastor Mark answers questions every week from readers who have sent their questions to This week’s question: Can a Christian be possessed by a […]