MISSIONS: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE LOCAL CHURCH?

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A Plea for Gospel Sanity in Missions

By Aubrey Sequeira | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Part I: Obsessed with Numbers Part II: Over-awed by the “Supernatural” Part III: Over-Eager for Contextualization ***** Part I: Obsessed with Numbers I feel like I’ve had the conversation more than a thousand times. In my years living in the United States, believers often meet me and, having learned that I’m from India, they ask: […]

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Africa, the Prosperity Gospel, and the Problem of Unguarded Churches

By Ken Mbugua | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.02.2015

Missionaries who labor in reached parts of Africa are today faced with a society that has been inoculated against the gospel. So what do we do about it?

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Your Bad Ecclesiology Is Hurting Us

By Mark Collins | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

When you send missionaries and when you partner with others to do so, you are exporting a doctrine of the church. Unfortunately, far too often we are exporting a bad and unbiblical one.

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Stop Sending Missionaries: Why More Isn’t Always Better

By Steve Jennings | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.18.2015

The workers are few, and the harvest is great. But that does not mean just any and all workers will do.

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7 Things Your Church Should Not Do in Missions

By Zane Pratt | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Modern technology and transportation makes direct engagement overseas so much easier. But just as important as deciding what to do is deciding what not to do.

MISSIONS: HELPING CHURCHES FIND THEIR WAY

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9 Marks of Healthy Missions

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 11.18.2015

The best thing you can do for missionaries is to make sure you keep your church healthy. They can’t do the work there if churches are unhealthy here.

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4 Practices of a Great Commission Church

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Too often, a grotesque competitiveness marks evangelical churches. But a Great Commission church does not compete with other gospel-preaching churches.

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5 Ways Your Church Can Get Involved in Global Missions Starting Tomorrow

By D. Platt, P. Akin | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

2.8 billion people have little to no access to the gospel. What can we do about it, starting tomorrow?

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What Would Happen if You Sent Your Best?

By Steve Jennings | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Sending your best people means new and healthy churches will be planted, and your congregation will mature.

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The Great Commission: Fulfilled by Churches and for Churches

By Ryan King | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

A primarily individualistic application of the Great Commission is more a product of our Western culture than from God’s Word.

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Three Ways to Tie Global Missions into the Regular Diet of Your Preaching

By Matt Mason | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.10.2015

We have a Great Commission Bible and serve a Great Commission Savior, who came into the world to seek and save the lost.

MISSIONS AND THE INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN

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Take Your Job Overseas—Introducing Business for Missions

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.16.2015

Your ordinary vocational gifts and talents might be a treasure to a congregation in Malaysia or London or Istanbul or Dubai.

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A Cross-Shaped Calling

By Tim Keesee | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

The missionary “calling” is not about us going so much as it is about us following in the bright wake of our risen King.

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Is Every Christian a Missionary?

By Ken Caruthers | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.07.2015

Is every Christian a “missionary”? It turns out this is not an easy question to answer.

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One-on-One with the International Mission Board’s Executive Vice President

By 9Marks, S. Traeger | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Over the last few years, a lot has changed at the IMB. 9Marks sat down with Sebastian Traeger to talk about it.

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A Collection of Book Reviews on the Church in China

Review by Eric Beach | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Here is a collection of several brief book reviews on the Christian church in China through the centuries.

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Book Review: The 3-D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures, by Jason Georges

Review by Jeremy Yong | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Jason Georges, The 3-D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Culture. 3D Gospel, 2014, 82 pages. $8.99.   I am a pastor who grew up in an honor-shame culture, so the title 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame and Fear Cultures peeked my interest. The author Jason Georges (M. Div., Talbot) spent nine years in Central […]

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Book Review: Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul, by Simon Gathercole

Review by Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

With Defending Substitution, Simon Gathercole has given us a compelling, rich, and lucid presentation of substitution in 1 Corinthians 15 and Romans 5.

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Prosperity Gospel

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Evangelism – Part 1

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Is Scripture Enough?

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Church and Churches

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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

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Discipling in the Church

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Mercy Ministry in the Church

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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

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Pastoral Moves

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Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

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Pastoring Women

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A New Evangelical Liberalism

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Church Discipline (Part 2)

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Missions

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Young Pastors

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The Church’s Mission

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