Where Church Missions Begins

The Burden for Missions Begins at Home

By Mark Dever | 08.08.2018

If you treat personal evangelism like an optional add-on to the Christian life, then don’t be surprised when your church’s zeal for missions suffers.

Is the whole Bible really all about Jesus?

By Nick Roark | 08.02.2018

In both Old and New Testaments, we read the story of how Christ is rescuing a people from their sins for His everlasting glory.

The Greatest Cure for Pastoral Burnout Is Christ Himself

By Nick Roark | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.

A Parable of Endurance from the Mission Field

By Tim Keesee | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Future hope fuels present faithfulness—both in pastoral ministry and on the mission field.

Is Evangelism the Pastor's Job?

Is Evangelism the Pastor’s Job?

By Mark Dever | 06.14.2018

Mark Dever answers the question, “Is evangelism only the responsibility of pastors?”

How to Fail in Evangelism

How to Fail in Your Evangelism

By Mark Dever | 06.04.2018

We don’t fail in our evangelism when we faithfully tell the gospel and yet the person is not converted. We fail in our evangelism when we don’t faithfully tell the gospel at all.

You Need More Than a Better You

You Need More Than a Better You

By Mark Dever | 05.17.2018

Mark Dever reflects on the uniquely biblical doctrine of conversion.

Episode 52: On the Sufficiency of Scripture

Episode 52: On the Sufficiency of Scripture

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.15.2018

What do we mean when we say that Scripture is “sufficient”? Does the sufficiency of Scripture have anything to do with pastoral ministry? Does it shackle pastors or does it provide them reassurance?

Expositional Sermons Are a Picture of Salvation

Expositional Sermons Are a Picture of Salvation

By Mark Dever | 04.25.2018

A day is coming when faith will give way to sight, and sermons will be no more. But now, we’re in a different time. Now, we still need to hear God’s Word spoken to us.

On How the Nations Rage

Episode 49: On How the Nations Rage

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.24.2018

In this episode, Mark chats with Jonathan about his new book How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith & Politics in a Divided Age.

Why There’s No Such Thing as African Christianity

By Conrad Mbewe | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as African Christianity or Asian Christianity or Western Christianity. The Christian faith is one, and it’s portrayed for us as such in the Scriptures.

Just A Spoonful Of Wilberforce

By Jonathan Worsley | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

We should tell the stories of successful Christian social advocates. But we should also tell the “unsuccessful” stories too, and explain how so many “unsuccessful” heroes pleased God through their faithfulness.

American Civil Religion and the Gospel Aren’t the Same Thing

By John D. Wilsey | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Civil religion, when it remains unevaluated and unchecked by the Word of God, can easily run amok. It can present the nation as God, as the savior of the world, as the last best hope on earth.

The Church’s Most Powerful Political Word: The Gospel

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Our gospel, the gospel of justification by faith alone, is profoundly political. It creates a new body politic, one where there’s no boasting. And it sends us as ambassadors with a message of peace for all who would look to King Jesus and live.

How the State Serves Both Salvation and Religious Freedom

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Don’t put too much hope in government. But don’t give up on it either. Churches need good governments.