Discipleship

Discipling and Developing Leaders Through a Sermon Application Team

By Mark Vroegop | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

I can’t think of a better venue for discipleship and leadership development than a weekly Sermon Application Team. And after five years, I can’t imagine writing a sermon without them.

Preaching to Different Kinds of Hearers

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

The preacher’s task is to hold up reality as the Bible presents it, and to ask how it compares to what his hearers have been calling reality. He asks if all the promises that sin has been making to them have turned out to be true.

Why Mature Christians Need Gospel-Centered Preaching

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.30.2020

In my experience, mature believers not only need gospel-centered preaching, but in fact savor it. Here’s four things this type of preaching does for those grown-up in their faith.

Some Reflections Growing Out Of The Recent Epidemic Of Influenza That Afflicted Our City

By Francis Grimke | 03.27.2020

Francis Grimke delivered this sermon on Sunday, November 3, 1918 at the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church in Washington, D. C. after the outbreak of the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.

An Open Letter to a New Christian

By Sam Emadi | 03.26.2020

Obedience is costly and the road of perseverance is long. But God, in his kindness, does not want you to walk this road alone.

Book Review: Untangling Emotions, by J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith

Review by Rachel Ware | 03.19.2020

Untangling Emotions is a valuable resource for any believer who desires to navigate their emotional life for God’s glory and compassionately guide others who are struggling to understand their deepest feelings.

25 Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

By Matt Merker | 03.15.2020

In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?

Does the Book of Acts Teach Spontaneous Baptisms?

By Caleb Morell | 03.10.2020

The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.

A Theological Framework for Buildings and Renovations

By John Henderson | 03.06.2020

The Lord uses our unity, Christ-centered lives, and proclamation of the gospel to bear witness to the world. It helps when we have a place where people can walk in from the street and actually witness our unity, Christ-centered lives, and gospel proclamation.

Defining the Stuff We Do On Sunday Mornings: A Congregational Worship Glossary

By N. Hendrix, P. Abdallah | 02.07.2020

This guide is designed to be a tool for you and your family as you gather corporately with the body, as well as in your own times of family or personal worship.

Book Review: Remember Death, by Matt McCullough

Review by Josh Manley | 02.06.2020

Jesus doesn’t promise to give us more of what death will only steal anyway. He wants to give us what death can’t touch.

The State of the Immigrant Church

By John Lee | 02.03.2020

It seems many immigrant churches are in the midst of a divorce. Why?

5 Reasons You Should Preach through Philippians

By Paul Tautges | 01.31.2020

In Philippians, the apostle demonstrates how the fullness of the believer’s joy is rooted in his relationship to Christ—in the event of justification and in the progress of sanctification.

Book Review: Hearers and Doers, by Kevin Vanhoozer

Review by David Schrock | 01.16.2020

In a world where churches chase the latest ministry fads, Hearers and Doers is a refreshing contrast.

What We Are Learning Training Women to Teach

By C. McFadden, D. Helm, R. Kinney | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.13.2019

Over the years, we’ve seen pastors guide the women’s ministry through women leaders. In these situations, the churches are healthier.