The Gospel

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.

13 Pillars for Planting Healthy Churches

By Matt Rogers | 04.11.2022

What ingredients are necessary to plant healthy, strong, biblical churches—and sustain them?

Book Review: Rebels and Exiles, by Matthew Harmon

Review by Jeremy Kimble | 05.27.2021

Pastors, Harmon’s book explores a central biblical theme your people need to hear.

Hallelujah Over Hell? How God’s People Rejoice While Their Enemies Perish

By David Mathis | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

While we may struggle now with how the eternal destruction of the wicked could be a cause for joy, we won’t struggle forever.

Book Review: God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel, by Costi Hinn

Review by Mike McKinley | 10.22.2020

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel is an easy-to-read, conversational book that makes a convincing case for rejecting the prosperity gospel.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Hebrews

By Bobby Jamieson | 09.14.2020

Perseverance is a drum pastors can always afford to beat, especially during a pandemic. And Hebrews tells us how to persevere: look to Christ who persevered before us, and for us.

Book Review: Against God and Nature, by Thomas McCall

Review by Stephen J. Wellum | 06.25.2020

What is sin? And how does our answer to that question affect our understanding of the gospel itself?

Helping Second-Generation Immigrants Love the Immigrant Church

By Daniel Chan | 06.22.2020

I look forward to the day when all tribes and peoples and languages will worship the Lord together. But until then, there will continue to be a place for immigrant churches that minister the gospel in the heart language of their target people.

Pastoring in a Pandemic Episode 2: How COVID-19 Exposes & Embarrasses the Prosperity Gospel with Conrad Mbewe

By C. Mbewe, J. Leeman | 05.04.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Conrad Mbewe, a pastor from Zambia, about how COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to expose the lies of the prosperity gospel, and to reach out to those people deceived by it.

A Final Reply to Scot McKnight and Matthew Bates

By Greg Gilbert | 05.04.2020

This conversation is not new. It’s been going on for years, even decades.

A T4G 2020 Sermon: What Is and Isn’t the Gospel  

By Greg Gilbert | 04.15.2020

The cross and the kingdom are theologically inseparable because the only way into the kingdom is through the cross.

Opportunity or Accommodation? Thinking Through Cultural Practices in the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 04.10.2020

Different cultural practices can create an opportunity for growth or lead to a compromise of the gospel. How can churches discern whether or not they’re on the road to compromising the gospel?

Why We Produced the Church Questions Series

By Sam Emadi | 04.09.2020

The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.

Book Review: The Kingdom of God Has No Borders, by Melani McAlister

Review by Jonathan Baer | 02.27.2020

Readers seeking to understand recent evangelical history in a global context will find The Kingdom of God Has No Borders an engaging and informative read.

The Gospel — Brian Davis | Session 5 – 9Marks Conference at Midwestern

By Brian Davis | 02.22.2020

A talk delivered at the 9Marks at Midwestern conference.