Samples of Public Prayers Prayed by PastorsBy J. Owens, J. Sanchez, M. Dever, R. Shannon | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.28.2023
Read the prayers of four pastors at city, state, and national governmental gatherings.
Why Deacons are CrucialBy J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Dever, M. Smethurst | 07.12.2021
A conversation between Mark Dever, Jonathan Leeman, Matt Smethurst, and Juan Sanchez.
On Pastoring and Parenting (with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 172By D. Helm, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Lawrence | 06.08.2021
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence about parenting as a pastor.
Why Deacons Are Crucial for Healthy ChurchesBy G. Chang, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Smethurst | 04.29.2021
A panel discussion at TGC21 about the crucial role deacons play in the church.
Whacking the WolvesBy Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020
How should we confront the problem of wolves in the church? At times, we must protect the sheep by whacking the wolves with the shepherd’s rod.
How the Lord Prepared Our Church for a Global PandemicBy Juan Sanchez | 05.07.2020
The Lord had been preparing us for this global pandemic through the ordinary means of pastoral ministry.
How (Not) to Preach Wisdom LiteratureBy Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020
When was the last time you preached through wisdom literature?
Raising Up Leaders in a Hispanic-American ContextBy Juan Sanchez | 02.26.2020
Pastor Juan Sanchez reflects on the challenges of raising up leaders in a Hispanic-American context.
Book Review: Letters to the Church, by Francis ChanReview by Juan Sanchez | 10.03.2019
Chan offers some penetrating and incisive critiques of the modern church but offers a simplistic solution based on a selective and naïve hermeneutic.
What is pastoral authority and how can we steward it?By Juan Sanchez | 09.04.2019
Pastoral authority is derived from God, it’s rooted in his Word, and it should be shared among a plurality of elders.
Book Review: Preaching as Reminding, by Jeffrey D. ArthursReview by Juan Sanchez | 05.23.2019
As preachers, we are not only the Lord’s heralds, we are also the Lord’s remembrancers, reminding God’s people of their obligations to the covenant with our king while also calling God’s people back to covenant faithfulness whenever they may wander.
How Church Membership is Misunderstood, Misapplied, and AbusedBy Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
Pastors committed to the importance of church membership need to be cautious. In our righteous zeal to address deficient views of the church, we may be tempted to an unrighteous zeal.
When should pastors preach topical sermons?By Juan Sanchez | 03.13.2019
Expositional preaching should be the regular diet for every local church. But topical sermons have a place, too.
Three Reasons You Should Preach through ProverbsBy Juan Sanchez | 09.27.2018
Proverbs makes for challenging preaching, but who else is going to teach our people how to read wisdom literature if we don’t?
How a Biblical Eschatology Protects Against Pastoral BurnoutBy Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018
If we’re to endure faithfully in pastoral ministry, we need to remember that we’re leading the church in a time of tension—between the already and the not-yet.