Should Missionaries Be Looking for “Persons of Peace”?

By Alex Kocman | 01.25.2021

Whereas the term “seeker” has been associated with the church growth movement in North America in particular, “person of peace” has lodged itself into the lexicon of modern missions.

Should You Talk About Heaven When You Share the Gospel?

By Matthias Lohmann | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

We should talk about heaven in our evangelism because it’s the ultimate goal of the gospel’s promise.

How Does the Hope of Heaven Drive Missions?

By Wayne Chen | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Every person on the planet will live forever. The sooner we accept that reality, the sooner we will pursue missions with urgency, focus, and perseverance.

Forum: Perspectives on Heaven from the Persecuted Church

By J. Mack Stiles, J. Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

We asked pastors around the world this question: “How have you encouraged Christians experiencing significant persecution with the hope of heaven?”

Real Change

By Bobby Jamieson

Conversion There is great hope in God’s power to change, and everyone needs to be changed. This study explores what God does when he saves someone, answering questions such as: … keep reading…

Reaching the Lost

By Bobby Jamieson

Evangelism The Bible calls all Christians to share the good news about Jesus’s death and resurrection with those who don’t believe in Christ. Yet this task can often seem daunting. … keep reading…

“What Exactly Should We Be Looking For?”: Reflections on My Recent Search for a Church

By Simona Gorton | 12.07.2020

If you’re looking for a church, I invite you to ask some of the same questions we asked and to examine a few of the principles laid out in Scripture.

Episode 148: On How A Culture of Discipling + Lay Elders = Church Planting

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.20.2020

Healthy churches plant churches. But how? What causes a church to “bubble over”? Here’s one way.

Church Planting Is for Wimps

By Mike McKinley

How God Uses Messed-up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things Church Planting Is for Wimps tells the story of the revitalization of Guilford Baptist Church in northern Virginia. … keep reading…

Preachers Talk, Episode 10: On Preaching the Gospel

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 09.24.2020

Must you preach it in every sermon? How do you prevent every sermon from sounding the same or flattening your text?

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: The Rise and Fall of Movements, by Steve Addison

Review by Caleb Morell | 08.27.2020

Addison’s proposal may create movements of “churches” that burn hot and fast, but I fear that they will not last.

What Do You Have that You Didn’t Receive?

By Brian Davis | 07.30.2020

Christian, what do you have that you didn’t receive? Everything good you have, God says he gave you (1 Cor. 4:7). So why do you boast like you didn’t receive it from him?

Further Reflections on Recent Conversations about Christian Freedom

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.27.2020

Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?

Episode 139: Remembering J. I. Packer

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.22.2020

Jonathan Leeman asks Mark Dever to reflect on his friendship with J. I. Packer.