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9Marks Explained : A Letter From Mark Dever

Jim Hamilton

Blog posts by Jim Hamilton:

How Should We Pray?

Praise God, the Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know how to pray (Rom 8:26), but the Bible also helps us know how to pray by showing us the prayers of the faithful. These include Paul’s prayers in the NT, on which Carson has a great book.

God's Glory in Salvation Through Judgment - my answers to Dee's Questions

Thanks for your interest in my book, Dee! I’m putting your questions in bold for context, and my attempts to answer them follow.

Can you summarize briefly the main idea of the book? 

The main theme of the Bible is that everything exists to demonstrate the glory of God in his justice and mercy.

How the Calendar Questions Resolve for Me (this year . . .)

Thanks for the interaction, fellas. The last couple of years it has been my practice to charge forward through whatever text is next, trying to tailor the intro and maybe some applications Christmas or Easter. So last Christmas I preached on “The Seven Bowls of Wrath” from Revelation 16.

Merry Christmas!

This year I finished Nehemiah on December 5, and the plan is to do Mark next. We have a good number of folks who will be out of Louisville over the Christmas break.

The Hallmark Calendar

Hey guys, can I ask a question? Do those of you who carry the main preaching load at your church depart from your regularly scheduled programming to preach advent texts at Christmas? Or do you just keep right on going through whatever book you’re in at the time?

A related question: let’s say you were coming to the end of a book you’ve been preaching through in early December. If you had a good number of members traveling over the holidays, would you delay starting into a book of some length or charge right into it? Inquiring minds want to know . . .