J. Mack Stiles

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Corinthians

By J. Mack Stiles | 11.18.2019

Let me give you four reasons why it’s worth it to preach through 1 Corinthians.

The Value of Expositional Preaching in an International Context

The Value of Expositional Preaching in an International Context

By J. Mack Stiles | 07.11.2019

When Mack Stiles became the pastor of a church in Iraq, he decided to preach through the entire book of 1 Corinthians. Here, he explains the value of expositional preaching in an international context.

Expositional Preaching in a Non Literate Culture

Expositional Preaching in a Non-Literate Culture

By J. Mack Stiles | 04.10.2019

Does expositional preaching work in a non-literate culture? It not only works, says Mack Stiles, it’s critical in such a culture.

Stop Trusting Methodologies, Start Preaching the Gospel

Stop Trusting Methodologies, Start Preaching the Gospel

By J. Mack Stiles | 11.29.2018

What piece of advice would Mack Stiles, a pastor in the Middle East, give to missionaries?

What is the most common temptation for a pastor building a church?

By J. Mack Stiles | 12.20.2017

Pastoral burnout happens when we think we can build a church ourselves, when we’re trusting ourselves and not the Lord.

How do you contextualize?

By J. Mack Stiles | 09.12.2017

In missions today, some people’s attempts to contextualize the gospel have had horrible effects.

VIDEO: What’s wrong with evangelistic programs?

By J. Mack Stiles | 07.11.2017

The problem with evangelistic programs is that they often make you feel like you’ve done evangelism—when you actually haven’t.

Personal Evangelism for the Church Planter and the Church Plant

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

If evangelism is to be woven into the fabric of the life of a new church plant and its pastor, it takes some thought and planning.

Churches in the United Arab Emirates: Lights in the Desert

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Healthy Churches around the World | 12.09.2016

Through the faithfulness of Christian doctors a generation ago, God gave churches favor in the eyes of the rulers of a nation in the heart of the Middle East. Through the recovery of one church, now many healthy churches are springing up in this desert country.

9 Marks of Healthy Missions

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 11.18.2015

The best thing you can do for missionaries is to make sure you keep your church healthy. They can’t do the work there if churches are unhealthy here.

The Problem with Evangelistic Programs

By J. Mack Stiles | 10.09.2014

A strict diet of evangelistic programs produces malnourished evangelism.

Definitions: Gospel and Persuade

By J. Mack Stiles | 09.19.2014

The gospel is the joyful message from God that leads us to salvation.

How Should We Define Evangelism?

By J. Mack Stiles | 09.05.2014

Evangelism is teaching the gospel with the aim to persuade.

Evangelism: Teaching the Gospel with the Aim to Persuade

By J. Mack Stiles | 08.28.2014

Walking an aisle, raising a hand, or even praying a prayer may tell us that evangelism has happened, but such actions are not what evangelism is.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Reaching the Unreached

By A. Mohler, D. Platt, J. Mack Stiles, K. DeYoung, M. Dever | 09.30.2013

A roundtable discussion on the Great Commission, sending, calling, prayer, patience, and more with the leaders of the Cross Conference.

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