The Pastor and Difficult Bioethical Decision Making

By Jeremy Meeks | 12.10.2018

Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.

3 Reasons to Preach through Daniel

By Josh Manley | 12.07.2018

The book of Daniel isn’t about Daniel. The book of Daniel is about Daniel’s God. If what you’ve taught or learned from this soaring book is that you should “dare to be a Daniel,” then I’m afraid you entirely missed the point.

Tips for Lay Preachers

By Tony Merritt Jr. | 12.04.2018

Remember, all Scripture is inspired and profitable for God’s people (2 Tim 3:16). All of Scripture points to the gospel and to the Lord Jesus Christ. So in that sense, it doesn’t matter what text you choose to preach. Preach Christ and Him crucified. Exalt Him and get out of the way.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Ezekiel

By Michael Lawrence | 11.29.2018

Unless you’re one of those people that is into arcane prophecy and end-times speculation, then why should you preach the book of Ezekiel? Here are three reasons.

When A Pastor Commits Suicide

By Nathan Carter | 11.28.2018

Yet another pastor committed suicide. But this time, he was my close friend. And so I keep asking myself: How can I make sense of this?

It’s Not Our Job to “Finish” the Missionary Task

By Matt Bennett | 11.26.2018

Rather than aiming to “finish” the missionary task, let’s unite under the more modest banner of simply being faithful to the task.

Bad Biblical Theology Leads to Bad Sermons

By Sam Emadi | 11.19.2018

All of us—not just preachers—should beware bad biblical theology. But what exactly does bad biblical theology look like?

Four Lessons on Church Revitalization from John Knox

By Geoff Chang | 11.15.2018

Did you know that John Knox—the champion of the Scottish Reformation, the fearless preacher, the uncompromising prophet—was once defeated by a church business meeting?

Your Lord’s Day Might Be Someone Else’s Way of Escape

By Rosaria Butterfield | 11.14.2018

Have you ever thought that you, your house, and your time are not your own but rather God’s ordained way of escape for someone?

5 Reasons You Should Preach Through Lamentations

By Mark Vroegop | 11.09.2018

When you’re preaching through the Bible, don’t neglect Lamentations.

Preacher, Study the Text—But Also Study Your People

By Sean DeMars | 11.05.2018

A preacher who studies the text but not his people is missing out on clearer application and more nuanced communication.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Jeremiah

By Joel Kurz | 11.01.2018

Four themes throughout this ancient book will particularly benefit your congregation today.

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How to Counsel Couples Through Past Sexual Sin

By Scott Croft | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Practically, let’s talk about when and how pastors can guide dating or engaged couples through difficult conversations about past sexual sin.

How to Make Your Church a Safe Space for Confession

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Local churches ought to be the “safest space” for Christians to confess sins in general and sins tied to pornography in particular.

Are There Good and Bad Kinds of Accountability?

By Jaime Owens | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

We need to foster better, more vertical accountability in our churches. How do we do that?