Sean DeMars

Can You Reverse Engineer Revival?

By Sean DeMars | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022

We must labor to excel in establishing the necessary conditions for revival, all while remembering that our triune God has predetermined the sufficient conditions for revival in eternity past.

The Prosperity Gospel Loves God’s Gifts, But Ignores God Himself

By M. McKinley, S. DeMars | 04.14.2022

When you see a church or ministry that talks about God’s gifts but spends relatively little time talking about God’s character or our need to respond to him in repentance and faith, then you can be pretty sure you’re dealing with the prosperity gospel.

Episode 203: On The Prosperity Gospel (with Sean DeMars and Mike McKinley)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. McKinley, S. DeMars | 04.12.2022

The prosperity gospel is wicked. It leads people on a path toward destruction. It lures people into a false sense of security.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through 2 John

By Sean DeMars | 01.27.2021

The little books of the Bible like 2 John often get neglected, don’t they? But they shouldn’t.

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.

Mailbag #84: I Live too Far from A Healthy Church. What Should I Do? . . . Among Baptists, What’s the History of a Plurality of Elders?

By S. Emadi, S. DeMars | 05.31.2019

— I live in an extremely rural area where we have many churches but none that are healthy. What should I do? — Many Baptist churches now have multiple elders. I understand the biblical case for this, but what’s the history of a plurality of elders among Baptists?

Pastors' Talk On the Prosperity Gospel

Episode 88: On the Prosperity Gospel (with Sean Demars & Greg Gilbert)

By G. Gilbert, J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. DeMars | 05.21.2019

The prosperity gospel is evil, and it’s spreading across the globe like wildfire.

Preacher, Study the Text—But Also Study Your People

By Sean DeMars | 11.05.2018

A preacher who studies the text but not his people is missing out on clearer application and more nuanced communication.

Book Review: The Art of Turning, by Kevin DeYoung

Review by Sean DeMars | 08.28.2017

Christians need to think more clearly about our innate moral calibration mechanism, and I’m confident this little book will help us do just that.

Dear Wormwood . . .

By Sean DeMars | 04.24.2017

I’m writing to you today because we’re concerned to see a steadily growing trend in America. It’s called “revitalization.”

Folding Singles into Family in the Life of the Church

By Sean DeMars | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.20.2017

How are the families in your church are doing at loving single people? Do they strive to fold single people into their lives?

Church Membership and Prescriptive Implication

By Sean DeMars | 03.16.2017

How can I say Christians ought to do something if the Bible doesn’t explicitly say that they should?

Do You Know What Your Missionaries Actually Teach?!

By Sean DeMars | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.15.2014

Love the gospel, protect it, and guard it. And for the love of all things good and holy, please stop sending missionaries if they don’t.

A “Gospel” that Almost Killed Me

By Sean DeMars | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.14.2014

Jesus saved me from the prosperity gospel, and he can and will save more.

Does the Gospel Promise Health and Prosperity?

By Sean DeMars

Concise, Scripture-Centered Guide Confronts the Dangers of the Prosperity Gospel Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local … keep reading…

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