What Does 2 John Have to Teach Us about Partnering with False Teachers?

By Sean DeMars | 10.18.2019

We must not align ourselves with false teachers, apostate churches, or any of their ministries in any way that will confuse people about the truth of the gospel and the identity of Jesus.

John Bunyan and Pastoral Calling

By Matt Haste | 10.11.2019

Bunyan and the Puritans understood the high calling of the pastorate and were eager to protect the office. They offer a wise example for helping young men determine if they are called by God to serve as pastors today. 

6 Reasons You Should Preach through Acts

By Jeramie Rinne | 10.07.2019

The book of Acts is the narrative of how God’s end-times promises have begun to be fulfilled by the risen Lord Jesus through the Spirit-empowered apostolic preaching of the gospel to all people and the establishing of local churches.

Open Your Bible, Bless Your Church

By Carrie Russell | 10.04.2019

Of course, studying God’s Word is always better than not studying his Word. But the best place to do this is with fellow members from your local church. 

“Is This a Sin?”: Ethical Triage and Church Discipline

By Andrew T. Walker | 10.02.2019

When it comes to ethical conflicts facing local churches, we need to carefully distinguish categories of “may” (permissible), “should/should not” (advisable), and “must” (obligatory).

Why and How We Started a Sunday Evening Service

By Matthew Fletcher | 09.30.2019

On the first Sunday of 2019, our church started a Sunday evening service. Here’s how and why we did it.

Two Kinds of Sermons that Seem Expositional But Really Aren’t

By M. T. Martens, T. D. Martens | 09.27.2019

Too many sermons focus on the biblical text, but fail to exposit the main point of the scriptural passage under consideration. 

A Tale of Two Baptist Associations

By Geoff Chang | 09.23.2019

Let me tell you the tale of two Baptist associations.

4 Reasons to Preach through the Gospel of John

By Caleb Brasher | 09.20.2019

Preach through this Gospel and bring your people to the feet of the Messiah to understand his identity, his power, his mission, and their own mission.

Pastor, Don’t Waste Your Spiritually Dry Seasons

By Jeff Mooney | 09.09.2019

Every Christian—and every pastor—has spiritually dry seasons. How do we handle them?

4 Reasons You Should Preach through the Gospel of Luke

By Phill Howell | 09.06.2019

Even though Luke is the longest book in the New Testament, I want to encourage pastors to preach through the whole book.

Still Not Ashamed: A Response to Jackson Wu

By A. Samuel, A. Sequeira | 09.03.2019

Since the publication of our article on penal substitution in honor / shame cultures, there have been some questions and concerns raised about our characterization of proponents of honor / shame contextualization.

What Did the Cross Achieve?: The Logic of Penal Substitution

By J. I. Packer | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

The task which I have set myself in this lecture is to focus and explicate a belief which, by and large, is a distinguishing mark of the word-wide evangelical fraternity: namely, the belief that the cross had the character of penal substitution, and that it was in virtue of this fact that it brought salvation to mankind.

The Necessity of Penal Substitution for Suffering Saints

By Whitney Woollard | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

The doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement keeps me sane and secure amid suffering.

Pastoring Abuse Sufferers with the Doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

By Mez McConnell | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

As a former victim and as a pastor to the abused, I wish to look at some of the practical implications of holding to PSA.