David Mathis

Commend the One You Cherish: Learning Evangelism from John Piper

By David Mathis | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism | 01.22.2024

John Piper did not become a “traveling evangelist” like his father. Yet, in God’s remarkable providence, the evangelist’s son has quietly, inconspicuously, almost counterintuitively been a surprisingly fruitful winner of souls.

Pastors Govern Sober-Mindedly

By David Mathis | 10.07.2022

Pastor-teachers do more than teach. They are called to lead—leadership that requires they be, both individually and collectively, sober-minded.

Pastors Teach

By David Mathis | 09.14.2022

We need men who are eager to teach. Not just men willing to have their arm bent once in a while to fill a slot.

Hallelujah Over Hell? How God’s People Rejoice While Their Enemies Perish

By David Mathis | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

While we may struggle now with how the eternal destruction of the wicked could be a cause for joy, we won’t struggle forever.

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.

Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 4: Brothers Born for Adversity — How a Plurality of Elders Shines in a Pandemic (with David Mathis)

By D. Mathis, J. Leeman | 05.07.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with David Mathis, a pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis and the executive editor for Desiring God, about the blessing of a plurality of elders during COVID-19.