5 Reasons to Preach through 1 John

By Conrad Mbewe | 01.15.2021

The more I studied 1 John piece-by-piece, the more my appreciation grew.

Forum: How to Shepherd Your People in Light of the Capitol Riot

By A. Hong, J. Seville, M. Dever, T. Ross | 01.09.2021

9Marks asked several pastors how they intend to pray this Sunday to shepherd their congregation in light of Wednesday’s events at the Capitol.

Book Review: Heaven by Randy Alcorn

By Caleb Greggsen | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Randy Alcorn’s Heaven responds to fanciful, Scripture-less depictions of heaven with a faithful, biblical exploration of the subject.

How Does the Hope of Heaven Drive Missions?

By Wayne Chen | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Every person on the planet will live forever. The sooner we accept that reality, the sooner we will pursue missions with urgency, focus, and perseverance.

Should You Talk About Heaven When You Share the Gospel?

By Matthias Lohmann | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

We should talk about heaven in our evangelism because it’s the ultimate goal of the gospel’s promise.

Preaching Heaven to Help Your People Fight Materialism

By Ryan Fullerton | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Here are four ways we can preach about heaven that will help both our people and ourselves put off an unhealthy desire to treat the material things of this life as our ultimate treasure.

Heaven in Our Troubles

By Jeremy Pierre | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Scripture doesn’t describe heaven generically, but specifically, with details meant to grip our hearts in times of trouble.

Heavenly Helps for Pastoral Problems: 7 Ways Heaven Helps Us Overcome Challenges in Ministry

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Paul repeatedly connects the implications of eternal life to his pastoral labor. In this article, I will highlight seven of those implications.

The Hope of Heaven at the End of Ministry

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

I should have talked more about the hope of heaven at the beginning of my ministry because I certainly can’t quit talking about it now as I near my ministry’s end.

The Hope of Heaven at the Beginning of Ministry

By Omar Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

On your worst day, or during your worst week, or after what may feel like the worst possible start to ministry you can imagine, there’s reason to rejoice, reason to hold out hope. Your name is written in heaven.

How Church Discipline Aims at Heaven

By Chopo Mwanza | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

When we think of church discipline, it’s easy for us to detach it from our future hope. But we must guard against that temptation.

The Lord’s Supper: A Foretaste of the Heavenly Banquet

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

The Lord’s Supper is an appetizer for the feast that will commence on the day when Christ reunites heaven and earth.

Churches: The Embassies and Geography of Heaven

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Your local church is an embassy and the temporary geography of heaven. Have you ever thought about that?

Forum: Perspectives on Heaven from the Persecuted Church

By J. Mack Stiles, J. Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

We asked pastors around the world this question: “How have you encouraged Christians experiencing significant persecution with the hope of heaven?”

Hymns in a Woman’s Life

By Drew Bratcher | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

I was the first of the fourth generation of the family, and, being the oldest by several years, spent considerable time with my great-grandmother, much of it alone. I liked her.