Why Preaching?

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.16.2015

Other forms of communication seem more immediately effective. Must we make preaching central to a church’s gathering?

Preaching Expositionally

Expositional Imposters (Expanded)

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.08.2015

Here are 12 kinds of sermons that appear to be expositional, but actually aren’t.

What’s Your Point? 5 Suggestions for Clearer Sermons

By Robert Kinney | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.09.2015

The best sermons bring the weight of the text to bear on the hearts and minds of the people.

Is Your Preaching Tone Deaf?

By Mark Vroegop | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

Faithfulness is not just saying the right words. It’s saying them like Scripture says them.

A Gospel-Centered Sermon is a Gospel-Shining Sermon

By David King | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

What exactly does “gospel-centered” mean in expositional preaching?

Has Preaching Changed since the Early Church?

By Peter Sanlon | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.01.2015

Preachers in the first centuries preached expositionally, too. So why does their form of preaching seem so alien to us?

Knowing Your Flock

Why Knowing Your Flock Is Critical to Meaningful Preaching

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.02.2015

The ministry of preaching cannot be divorced from the ministry of soul care because it’s an extension of soul care.

No Application? Then You Haven’t Preached

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

Explaining the text is not applying the text, and if you haven’t applied the text, you haven’t preached.

Preaching to Women: Things for a Pastor to Consider

By Erin Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

Like all Christians, women need the ammunition of the gospel for another week of battle in this hostile world.

Manuscripts and Review

You Aren’t as Smart as You Think You Are . . . So Manuscript Your Sermons

By Jason Dees | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

I’m not as smart as Martyn Lloyd-Jones or Charles Spurgeon, and neither are you. So here are 4 reasons to use manuscripts for your sermons.

The Value and Challenge of Sermon Review

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.11.2015

I do not preach exactly the same way that I used to, and I hope that ten years from now I will not preach exactly as I do now.

How to Evaluate Your Pastor’s Sermons

By Keith Collier | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

In the long run, good, helpful feedback will make him an even better preacher, which will contribute to your own spiritual growth and build up the church to the glory of Christ.

Encouragement for Preachers

Hope for the Melancholy Preacher

By Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.10.2015

How do we learn to live with the fact that no sermon will ever measure up to the depths of our text, to the needs of our people, or to our ideal images of ourselves? What does success look like when you know your preaching will never be good enough?

What I’ve Learned from 33 Years of Preaching God’s Word

By Steve Hussung | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.04.2015

Now, at nearly the thirty-three year mark of ministry, I am running out of life much more quickly than I am running out of Bible.

What I’ve Learned After One Year of Preaching God’s Word

By Dallas Goebel | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.03.2015

A good gardener delights in what he plants, and finds joy in seeing the smallest fruit. So it must be for the pastor.

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Art of Prophesying, by William Perkins

Review by Andrew Ballitch | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

Why should pastors today read The Art of Prophesying, a nearly 500-year-old book about preaching?

Pastoring Singles

Spring 2017
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Healthy Churches around the World

Fall / Winter 2016
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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

Summer/Fall 2016
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The Church Praying

Spring 2016
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Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church

Winter 2016
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Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal

Fall 2015
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Multi-Ethnic Churches

Summer/Fall 2015
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Expositional Preaching

Spring 2015
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Complementarianism & the Local Church

Winter 2015
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Vanishing Church?

Fall 2014
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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Summer 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
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Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
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Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013

Church and Churches

May—June 2013

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012

Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010

Deacons

May—June 2010

A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010

Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009

Missions

July—August 2009

Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009

Young Pastors

March–April 2009

Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008

Living As a Church

May–June 2008

Cooperation

March–April 2008

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008

Church & Culture

November–December 2007

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007

The Gospel

July–August 2007

Preaching

May–June 2007

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007

Hospitality & Friendship

January 2007

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006

The Church’s Mission

October 2006

The Emerging Church

September 2006

Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999