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?”

“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. Weaving together Scripture and biblical principles with humor and personal anecdotes, author Mike McKinley asserts that a pastor’s faithful exposition of God’s Word, passion for […]

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. 

The Danger of Sending Unqualified Missionaries

By John Folmar | 07.16.2020

What does John Folmar — the senior pastor of United Christian Church of Dubai in the Middle East — want to say to American churches and missions organizations?

Send Missionaries & Inspire Senders

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Here are three practical ways our congregations can be staging areas for gospel advancement into the unreached places of the world.

Do the Work of an Evangelist

By Jaime Owens | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Dear pastors, do the work of an evangelist. By the grace of God, those whom you are called to lead will fill up the tracks you’ve made.