Erik Raymond

Jesus is Not Ashamed of Subjects of Church Discipline

By Erik Raymond | 07.25.2022

Jesus instituted church discipline both to maintain the holiness of the church and to remind his people that he forgives them as they repent of their sins and submit to his lordship. 

Cultivate Humility

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

If we’re going to help our people, we pastors must cultivate humility.

Embracing the Joys and Sacrifices of Our Distinct Roles

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

When we follow Jesus, our whole lives are to be a sacrifice.

Preach a Sermon, Not a Self-Help Talk

Preach a Sermon, Not a Self-Help Talk

By Erik Raymond | 06.26.2019

If we leave off the gospel in our sermons and only preach moral imperatives, then we reduce our message to moralism.

Why and how should pastors cultivate contentment?

Why and How Should Pastors Cultivate Contentment?

By Erik Raymond | 01.03.2019

We grow in contentment through a long process in the university of Jesus.

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.

4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Genesis

By Erik Raymond | 05.31.2018

Genesis tells the story of a God who creates everything out of nothing in order to bless his people and glorify himself.

Pursuing Contentment through Your Ordinary Local Church

By Erik Raymond | 04.06.2017

Your church has a primary role in your personal pursuit of contentment. Does this surprise you?

Book Review: Fool’s Talk, by Os Guinness

Review by Erik Raymond | 03.29.2016

Far too often, we engage in apologetics to win arguments rather than to win hearts. This book corrects that wrong impulse.

Disciple-Making Is Ordinary Christianity

By Erik Raymond | 08.26.2014

You could say that Christianity is more than discipleship, but it is not less.

Evangelism Tool Review: New World Gospel Presentation

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

InterVarsity’s “New World Gospel Presentation” is an evangelism outline “designed to lead others to make a decision for Jesus Christ and join his mission to heal the world.”[1] As of … keep reading…