Sometimes the road to Christ is wider, and sometimes it’s narrower. But it’s always there, and the faithful preacher will call believers and unbelievers alike to repentance and faith whenever the Book is opened.
Building Your Ministry on the Gospel Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.
A Display of God’s Glory focuses on what Scripture teaches on four of the most basic components of church polity—deacons, elders, congregationalism, and membership. Dever presents a biblical model that aims to bless the Church and create an atmosphere that will withstand the pressure of community life. May God use our efforts to help us […]
Evangelism is not only misunderstood, it is often unpracticed. Many Christians want to share the gospel with others, but because those Christians don’t grasp the fundamentals of witnessing, they feel intimidated and incapable of sharing the truth of the gospel. Yet those believers fail to recognize that God has already established who and how we […]
You may think you are, but you may not be. After all, Jesus himself said that some people will do seemingly “Christian” things in his name but will not truly know him. Or maybe you know you are not a Christian and you wonder what it really means to be one. Mike McKinley shows us […]
The Gospel Made Visible A church’s life, doctrine, worship, and even polity are important issues. Yet they are so rarely addressed. The Church is Mark Dever’s primer on the doctrine of the church for all who see Scripture alone as a sufficient authority for the doctrine and life of the local church. He explains to […]
How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy It is impossible to alleviate poverty—in its fullest sense—apart from the local church. In recent years, Christians have shown an increased commitment to helping the poor. But this renewed interest in poverty alleviation is doomed to fail if it is not rooted in the […]
The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.
Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?
Pastor Juan Sanchez reflects on the challenges of raising up leaders in a Hispanic-American context.
It takes time to grow a culture of evangelism. Hopefully some of these practices will help.
A talk delivered at the 9Marks at Midwestern conference.
How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus Evangelism is more than a program. In Evangelism, author J. Mack Stiles casts a biblical picture where evangelism is simply part of the culture. Leaders share their faith consistently and openly. Members follow, encouraging one another to make evangelism an ongoing way of life. No program here.
How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ The gospel is the greatest message of all time addressing the greatest need of all people. However, the good news about Jesus does more than just promise eternal life to all who believe. In the latest addition to the 9Marks Building Healthy Churches series, pastor Ray Ortlund explains the […]
What is an ideal church, and how can you tell? How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. But with this book, you don’t have to wonder […]