Resources by Jonathon Woodyard

Jonathon Woodyard is Lead Pastor of Northfield Community Church in Northfield, Minnesota, an adjunct instructor at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, and a doctoral student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Nov 17, 2017

Who Are the Evangelicals? by Jonathon Woodyard

The church, tangibly expressed in local congregations, seeks the joy of all peoples and the fame of the name through the proclamation of the gospel and in loving service to their neighbors.

Mar 14, 2018

Tim Keller, Rachel Held Evans, and the Authority of the Whole Bible by Jonathon Woodyard

Principles of interpretation are what stand behind your approach to a text. 

Sep 5, 2019

The SBC and Fighting in Our Own Frontiers by Jonathon Woodyard

We should think more carefully about how we conduct our family affairs, including our fights. We need to think about these issues for the good of our churches, the future of our convention, the joy of all (watching) peoples, and the glory of our King.

Feb 22, 2019

The Gospel is Better Than Amnesty by Jonathon Woodyard

God has spoken the verdict of “not guilty” over law-breakers in his realm.

Jul 5, 2017

The Good News of Penal Substitution by Jonathon Woodyard

If God’s wrath has not fallen on Jesus at Calvary, then his justice is not satisfied. 

Sep 8, 2017

The First Step of Sermon Prep by Jonathon Woodyard

Preaching flows from the heart of a man who has seen great things in the Bible, has savored what he has seen, and stands before a people to tell them what he saw

Sep 22, 2016

Repentance: Running to the Greatest of All Treasures by Jonathon Woodyard

To be sure, repentance is turning from something. But salvation doesn’t come to those who turn from sin towards nothing. Our struggles deman we turn and run to the One who can save and satisfy us completely.

Feb 15, 2018

Praying For Our Children by Jonathon Woodyard

One thing I know I can do in the midst of the complexities and difficulties of the parenting task: I can pray.

Jan 3, 2018

Plant Partners, Not Competitors by Jonathon Woodyard

Historically, great things happen when churches link arms.

Feb 11

Not Every Thing is as Important as the Next Thing: John Calvin on Theological Triage by Jonathon Woodyard

Not every theological issue demands warfare. Not every doctrinal disagreement deserves the same outrage on social media.

May 6, 2019

Looking Back on Easter

Methods Matter in Both Outreach and Criticism

We can critique so often and in such ways that we also hurt the cause.

Mar 22, 2019

John Calvin as an Intellectual Model for Pastor-Theologians by Jonathon Woodyard

The intellectual discipline exhibited by Calvin in his early years of study, and consistently displayed in his years of ministry in Geneva, is worth emulating. 

May 4, 2017

In Their Steps

Learning from Those Who Have Gone Before Us

Learn from the past, while running to Jesus.

Feb 1, 2017

Gospel-Division That Creates Gospel-Ambassadors by Jonathon Woodyard and Dave Zuleger

Belief in the gospel is the only way anyone can cross the gospel line and experience eternal life.

Apr 4, 2018

Church Planting 101: Follow Up With Guests by Jonathon Woodyard

In the midst of it all, brothers and sisters, do not forget to follow up with those the Lord has providentially guided to your church on any given Sunday.

Nov 2, 2017

Chasing Contentment by Jonathon Woodyard

The gospel is a message to every discontented heart that says the pathway to contentment is open to all who would come to Jesus in faith.

Nov 21, 2018

Be Disciples that Make Disciples by Jonathon Woodyard

Eagerly introduce others to the one you love and treasure.

Jul 20, 2018

A Pastor’s Thoughts on Reading Augustine by Jonathon Woodyard

The progress I’ve made in Augustine is minimal, but I would like to offer my current thoughts on reading this intellectual giant.