A Sample Prayer of Corporate Confession

By Blake Boylston | 09.10.2021

Does your church regularly confess their sins together? Consider this sample prayer of confession for some direction.

After Withdrawal, Afghan Christians Still Need Your Prayers

By Josh Manley | 09.02.2021

In the aftermath of the United States’ withdrawal, brothers and sisters from Afghanistan continue to reach out with requests for prayer. How can you pray for them?

15 Reasons Your Soul Needs Gathered Worship, Not Just a Livestream

By Dane Ortlund | 08.27.2021

Here are 15 reflections on all that is lost when we choose to worship from the couch instead of the pew.

On Why We Gather Twice on Sundays | Pastors Talk, Ep. 176

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 08.24.2021

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about gathering twice on Sundays, and why it might be good for your church to be “inconvenient.”

A Brief, Personal History of How God May Use Friendships Like Yours

By Alex DiPrima | 08.23.2021

Getting to spend your life serving Christ is sweet. Getting to do so with dear friends only makes it sweeter.

Yes, Singing Really Does Change People

By Shai Linne | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

When I was converted to Christianity as an adult over twenty years ago, I vividly recall my first Sunday at my mother’s church.

How Programs Fit into an Ordinary Means of Grace Ministry

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

Our programs are helpful only to the extent that they put people in contact with the God-ordained means of grace

Never Underestimate the Value of Ordinary, Brief, Christian Conversations

By Caleb Greggsen | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

We overlook the value of ordinary, brief, Christian conversations.

Between Sundays: Life in the Means of Grace

By Raymond Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

With ten minutes to spare, David sat down in the pew that had become his usual spot—the top right balcony.

Book Review: The Caffynite Controversy, by Clint Bass

Review by Jonathan Swan | 07.22.2021

You may have never heard of the Caffynite controversy, but this book teaches some important lessons about confessionalism in local churches.

What Does Your Church Covenant Sound Like?

By Dave Cook | 07.20.2021

Sometimes on our anniversary, my wife and I re-read our covenant vows to each other. It’s always special. When churches stand and read their church covenant together, there’s no reason … keep reading…

On Why Is the Lord’s Supper So Important? (with Aubrey M. Sequeira & Sam Emadi) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 174

By A. M. Sequeira, J. Leeman, S. Emadi | 06.29.2021

Why is the Lord’s Supper so important? What should ordinary Christians know about it?

A Brief History of How Friendships Like Yours Can Change the World

By Alex DiPrima | 06.28.2021

What if more Christians began to view their friendships as stewardships from God? We should all actively look for opportunities to leverage our friendships for practical, kingdom-minded endeavors.

Forbear with One Another (with Dan Miller)

By D. Miller, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 06.25.2021

Church members have the holy calling of “putting up with one another”—or, as the Bible puts it, forbearing with one another.

What’s in the Water?: Baptism as a Sign of Addition (Part 3)

By Trent Hunter | 06.11.2021

The Word led to baptism, which led to a defined worshiping community, and as people were baptized, they were “added” to that community. That’s what Luke is teaching us.