8 Reasons Your Excuses for Not Practicing Church Discipline Don’t Work

By Paul Alexander | 09.24.2018

As it turns out, these eight excuses not to practice church discipline are actually reasons *to* practice church discipline.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through the Psalms

By David King | 09.20.2018

It’s been said that all of life with God is expressed in the Psalms. That’s true, and your people need the comprehensive discipleship course found in this book. Our own souls need it, too.

On Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Biblical Theology of Worship

By Jonathan Gibson | 09.18.2018

By the end of the Old Testament, we’re left hoping for a son of God who will worship God perfectly, and who will then lead his bride in pure worship of the one true God.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Job

By Jeff Lacine | 09.14.2018

While God ordains that the righteous suffer, God is not indifferent towards our pain and suffering.

Not Satisfied with Our Shepherding Yet—But Doing Much Better than Before

By Bob Johnson | 09.11.2018

Can you imagine what it’s like to go home after a leadership meeting with the knowledge that you were actually fulfilling your God-given mandate?

5 Reasons You Should Preach through Esther

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 09.06.2018

Esther may seem like a strange book to preach through, particularly for those who are keen to preach Christ from the Old Testament.

How to Encourage Your People Just Like the Apostle Paul

By Matthew Fletcher | 09.04.2018

A simple idea for pastors to encourage their people—just like the apostle Paul.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through Nehemiah

By Jaime Owens | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 08.30.2018

Nehemiah has been used and abused for every kind of building project and capital campaign known to church. But the main point of Nehemiah is that in the face of opposition to the gospel, we should put our trust in God because he is unwaveringly committed to his glory and his people.

You Can’t Love Jesus Without Loving His Church

By Jason Allen | 08.27.2018

Have you ever heard someone say, “I am into Jesus, but not the church”?

A Strategy for Delaying the Baptism of Young Children

By Scott Daniel | 08.24.2018

What should you say to the family of a young child who wants to be baptized?

4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Ezra

By Curtis Hill | 08.23.2018

God used the book of Ezra to increase our church’s hope in Jesus. So here are four reasons you should consider preaching through it.

The Church Needs Fewer Men Who Feel “Called” to Ministry

By Dayton Hartman | 08.13.2018

We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.

4 Ways to Become an Effective Role Player in Your Church

By Joseph Dicks | 08.10.2018

Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 & 2 Chronicles

By Garrett Conner | 08.09.2018

What if there was a book that provided us a concise review of the whole Old Testament? Well, there is—the book of Chronicles!

Church Members Must Watch Their Elders’ Life & Doctrine

By Erik Raymond | 08.07.2018

In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.