What Does the Bible Have to Teach Our Churches about Multi-Ethnic Unity?

By Jeff Mooney | 08.10.2020

Hopefully, these passages and the questions they evoke will propel us to become the fishbowl community into which the nations can look and clearly see tangible, gospel-centered love in a world that so desperately needs it.

Remembering the Lord’s Death at the Lord’s Table Together

Reservations for Two: Remembering the Lord’s Death at the Lord’s Table Together

By Caleb Batchelor | 08.07.2020

We often come to the table uneasy. We know we’ve been unfaithful. But as our shifting eyes look up, our Savior sits at the head of the table—staring at us with eyes full of affection.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Titus

By Eric Bancroft | 08.03.2020

What should new churches focus on? What should their priorities be in their early years? Titus gives us an answer.

Further Reflections on Recent Conversations about Christian Freedom

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.27.2020

Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?

A Time for Civil Disobedience? A Response to Grace Community Church’s Elders

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.25.2020

Before your church follows John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church and begins to gather in defiance of governmental orders this Sunday, I’d like to suggest that civil disobedience may not be the only legitimate or moral course of action at this moment. 

Reflections on ‘One Assembly’ and the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 07.03.2020

As immigrant churches pursue greater independence among their various language congregations, the goal is not simply to have separate churches so that we can cross our t’s and dot our ecclesiological i’s. That’s only half the picture.

Cultivate Humility

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

If we’re going to help our people, we pastors must cultivate humility.

Why Should Pastors Care About Their Holiness?

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Brother pastor, do you care about holiness? Please don’t give up caring. Be vigilant. Soldier on against your sin from this day to the day of your death.

Tend Your Heart: Drinking from the Fountain of Mirth

By David Mathis | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Brothers, we have permission to set aside our next sermon, open the Book, and simply tend to our own heart for an unhurried season each day.

Right and Wrong Pastoral Ambitions

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Pastoral calling and ministry training do not inoculate from wrong ambitions. But men who are humbly lashed to God’s Word, with character shaped by the gospel, will pursue right ambitions.

God’s Servant Must Not Be Quarrelsome: Good Pastors Know When to Pick a Fight But Prefer to Avoid Them

By Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

There are fights to pick. Staying out of the fray is not always the better part of valor. But often it is.

Patience: A Pastor’s Superpower

By Dan Miller | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Pastoral patience—the capacity to invest sufficient time in the pursuit of kingdom outcomes without freaking out—is a vital virtue in the exercise of pastoral care.

Recalibrating Sources of Encouragement: How My Sources of Joy Have Changed 10 Years into Ministry

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

In my decade of pastoring, I’ve undergone a shift in the sources of my joy.

Pursue Friendships with Other Pastors

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

If you deprive yourself of God’s gift of pastor-friends, you might find yourself increasingly isolated and discouraged.

Be Generous—Give People and Money

By Paul Martin | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Jesus tells us there is joy in generosity. In giving. In dying to our preferences and pleasures. In taking the way of the cross rather than the way of collection.