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.

On Pastoring and Parenting (with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 172

By D. Helm, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Lawrence | 06.08.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence about parenting as a pastor. 

What’s in the Water? — Combatting Superstition and Sentimentalism with Scripture (Part 1)

By Trent Hunter | 05.26.2021

If we’re going to get baptism right, we need our thinking and practice shaped by Scripture. That’s why at my church our elders recently entered a study about baptism.

On Men and Women in the Church (with Kevin DeYoung) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 170

By J. Leeman, K. DeYoung, M. Dever | 05.04.2021

Jonathan chats with Mark and Kevin about the roles of men and women in healthy churches.

When You Long for Friends: A Meditation for Elders’ Wives

By Megan Hill | 04.30.2021

In your time as an elder’s wife, you will doubtless experience times of loneliness. You can take encouragement from the example of Paul that a desire for friends is a good desire.

On Why Should I Give to My Church (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 169

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.27.2021

Christians should happily give to their church. Right? What else is there to say on this topic?

Fisherman or Fishermen? Considering the Church’s Corporate Mission

By Matt Sliger | 04.26.2021

The mission of the church is in fact the mission of the church. Rather than merely being one person casting from a pier, it’s a host of men and women holding their part of the net.

On How Can Women Thrive in the Local Church (with Keri Folmar) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 166

By J. Leeman, K. Folmar, M. Dever | 04.06.2021

Are local churches uniquely difficult for women? How can women thrive our churches?

Forbear with One Another

By Dan Miller | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Members of the blood-bought church of Jesus Christ have a holy calling to put up with one another.

Maintain a Good Relationship with Christians from Other Churches

By Jonathan Worsley | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

When it comes to the Christian life, when it comes to how members of different gospel-preaching churches ought to relate to one another, we need to change our strategy.

Be a Good Witness in the Community

By Marwan Aboul-Zelof | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

When we think of being a good witness, we should do so with other believers in mind so that our witness might be amplified.

Evangelize the Lost

By Eric Bancroft | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Do you remember what happened in the Garden of Eden after Adam disobeyed? He pursued him—and he’s has been doing that with sinners ever since.

Put Others’ Interests Above Your Own

By Brian Vickers | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Coming up with a list of what makes a good church member seems like an easy enough thing to do—until you try it.

Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice; Weep with Those Who Weep

By Paul Martin | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

To really love another is a spiritual exercise. It requires massive internal commitment to kill every visible sin, to resist every temptation, to cling to every good, and to reject every evil.

Associate with the Lowly

By Joel Kurz | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Who are the outcasts in your community? Who is overlooked? And when are they coming over for dinner?