Answering 4 Common Objections to Penal Substitutionary AtonementBy Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019
At the root of every caricature of penal substitutionary atonement is a distorted doctrine of God.
On the Inexhaustible Riches of Preaching Christ and Him CrucifiedBy Jeremy Walker | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019
Christ in his death and resurrection is the beating heart of the gospel. So preach penal substitutionary atonement in all its range and richness.
20 Quotes from It Is Well: Expositions on Substitutionary AtonementBy M. Dever, M. Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019
20 quotes from It Is Well, a book by Mark Dever & Michael Lawrence.
Your Church Needs More Time for Personal TestimoniesBy Dustin Crowe | 08.19.2019
We should consider implementing personal testimonies—the practice of remembering God’s wondrous works and celebrating his mighty deeds in our lives and churches.
Preach the Gospel . . . and the LawBy Eric Beach | 07.29.2019
Scripture contains both commands to obey (law) and promises to believe for salvation (gospel). These are not antithetical to each other. Instead, they play indispensable yet different roles in the lives of Christians.
In Ministry, Joy and Sorrow Don’t Cancel Each Other OutBy Winston T. Smith | 07.15.2019
The victory of sin and death and the presence of suffering are only temporary in light of Jesus’ resurrection.
Book Review: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy, by Mark VroegopReview by Benjamin Vrbicek | 06.06.2019
Like the book of Lamentations, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy was also born out of tragedy.
Episode 86: On What is the Gospel (with Greg Gilbert)By G. Gilbert, J. Leeman | 05.07.2019
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sat down with Greg Gilbert—author of our book What Is the Gospel?—to chat about what is and isn’t the gospel.
Why Russian Churches Need MembershipBy Evgeny Bakhmutsky | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
If we want to see the gospel advance in Russia, then our churches must return to meaningful and biblical church membership—embracing the heritage left to us by Scripture and faithful Russian churches in previous generations.
Once Abused by the Church, Now I Love the ChurchBy Patti Withers | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
But Christ intends the local church to be a comfort and grace to all believers— even those who, like me, have been victims of church abuse.
Stories of Restoration after Church DisciplineBy J. Kurz, J. Folmar, P. Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
We asked three pastors to share a story of restoration—that is, someone who had been restored to membership after being disciplined for unrepentant sin.
4 Reasons You Should Preach through HabakkukBy Jason Seville | 05.03.2019
You should preach through Habakkuk because of Epicurus, Luther, Leibniz, and Jesus.
Book Review: Why I Love the Apostle Paul, by John PiperReview by Nathan Loudin | 04.25.2019
Piper’s example is commendable. Pastors should get to know the Bible and their authors more comprehensively. How might our ministries change if we invested ourselves so thoroughly in Peter, John, Jeremiah, and others biblical authors?
Why Charismatics and Non-Charismatics Can Get AlongBy Thomas R. Schreiner | 03.15.2019
If I have the right view of spiritual gifts but I don’t have love, then I am nothing.
Episode 79: On FuneralsBy J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.12.2019
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark about how to preside over funeral services.