On Corporate Worship (with Matt Merker) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 161

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 02.23.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Matt Merker about Merker’s new book Corporate Worship.

In Our Discipling Relationships, Best-Sellers Are Great . . . But the Bible Is Best

By Sam Koo | 02.22.2021

Books are tremendous tools for discipling. But with so many good resources out there, we can be tempted to forget the best book on discipleship—the Bible.

Heavenly Helps for Pastoral Problems (with Mark Redfern)

By J. Leeman, M. Redfern | 02.15.2021

If you read through the pastoral epistles, you’ll notice how often Paul encourages Timothy and Titus with the hope of heaven. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Mark Redfern about this. * * * * * For more on this topic, you can read Mark’s article for our most recent Journal. Youtube iTunes Spotify

The Church Should Sing for Heaven’s Sake (with Matthew Westerholm)

By J. Leeman, M. Westerholm | 02.11.2021

Our churches used to sing about heaven. Now they don’t. And when they do, well, they do it unlike previous generations. Jonathan Leeman chats with Matthew Westerholm of Southern Seminary about this. (You can read Matthew’s article on the topic here.) Youtube Spotify iTunes Download MP3

Why the Heavenly Minded Do the Most Earthly Good (with Aaron Menikoff) | Journal Talk

By A. Menikoff, J. Leeman | 01.28.2021

Jonathan chats with Aaron Menikoff about his article from the recent Journal on Heaven, in which he argues that the heavenly minded ought to do the most earthly good.

How Would Paul Use a Church Directory? He’d Look for Grace on Every Page.

By Caleb Batchelor | 01.20.2021

Pull out your church directory and notice God’s grace in predestination, regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

Hymns in a Woman’s Life

By Drew Bratcher | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

I was the first of the fourth generation of the family, and, being the oldest by several years, spent considerable time with my great-grandmother, much of it alone. I liked her.

Churches: The Embassies and Geography of Heaven

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Your local church is an embassy and the temporary geography of heaven. Have you ever thought about that?

The Lord’s Supper: A Foretaste of the Heavenly Banquet

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

The Lord’s Supper is an appetizer for the feast that will commence on the day when Christ reunites heaven and earth.

Heaven in Our Troubles

By Jeremy Pierre | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Scripture doesn’t describe heaven generically, but specifically, with details meant to grip our hearts in times of trouble.

What to Do While You Drive To Church

By Derek Minton | 12.18.2020

How long does it take you to get to church? Here are three things to do on your way.

Growing One Another

By Bobby Jamieson

Discipleship in the Church Discipleship was one of the central themes of Jesus’ teaching, yet it is not a major emphasis today for many churches. This short study guide explores the Bible’s teaching on discipleship, and covers such topics as the need for discipleship, the demands of discipleship, and the enemy of discipleship. With discussion […]

Committing to One Another

By Bobby Jamieson

Church Membership This study answers the question: Why join a church? By seeing the scriptural reasoning for becoming a church member, participants will also learn what it looks like to be a healthy member of the body and how to serve in their local congregation.

Built Upon the Rock

By Bobby Jamieson

The Church Only right theology can lead to right worship and right obedience. Every church should strive to believe, confess and live in light of a truly biblical theology and sound doctrine. This study looks at why biblical theology is important, and then shows participants how biblical theology can fuel their love, holiness, worship, witness, […]

“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.