Preaching to Different Kinds of Hearers

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

The preacher’s task is to hold up reality as the Bible presents it, and to ask how it compares to what his hearers have been calling reality. He asks if all the promises that sin has been making to them have turned out to be true.

Should You Preach Moral Lessons from Biblical Stories?

By Jason Hood | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

The solution is not to jettison imitation but to look again at Scripture, letting Scripture’s own interpretation guide our proclamation.

Why Mature Christians Need Gospel-Centered Preaching

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.30.2020

In my experience, mature believers not only need gospel-centered preaching, but in fact savor it. Here’s four things this type of preaching does for those grown-up in their faith.

Gone and Back Again: My Departure and Return to the Immigrant Church

By Jonathan Szeto | 03.27.2020

At a large meeting with fellow pastors, I struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to me. We shared about our families and the churches we serve. After describing my immigrant church context, he shot me a look of astonishment. “Whoa. It sounds like you have multiple churches meeting in one building. I […]

Why Complementarians Should Be “First Responders” Against Abuse

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.25.2020

If we’re going to fight to preserve God-given authority, then we must also fight its abuses.

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood—Or Christlikeness?

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.20.2020

It has become a common trope to argue that Bible calls us to Christlikeness, not biblical manhood and womanhood. This is a category error.

Episode 119 - On When the Church Can't Gather

Episode 119: On When the Church Can’t Gather

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.17.2020

Mark and Jonathan chat about COVID-19.

25 Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

By Matt Merker | 03.15.2020

In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?

How DC Churches Responded When the Government Banned Public Gatherings During the Spanish Flu of 1918

By Caleb Morell | 03.12.2020

The influenza of 1918 provides an example of how churches in Washington DC responded to a public health crisis and government orders to close churches

Why Churches Pray So Little

By John Onwuchekwa | 03.11.2020

Why does it seem like churches give themselves to prayer only in times of crisis? John Onwuchekwa reflects on this difficult question.

Does the Book of Acts Teach Spontaneous Baptisms?

By Caleb Morell | 03.10.2020

The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.

Episode 118 - On Spontaneous Baptisms

Episode 118: On Spontaneous Baptisms (with Caleb Morell)

By C. Morell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.10.2020

Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?

How Do You Prepare for Persecution? We Remember God Is King.

How Do You Prepare for Persecution? We Remember God Is King.

9Marks | 03.04.2020

A pastor in East Asia reflects on how he prepares his people for persecution.

4 Reasons to Preach through Colossians

By Trent Hunter | 02.21.2020

Preaching through Colossians is a privilege. Here are four reasons why.

Discipling

By Mark Dever

How to Help Others Follow Jesus Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations.” But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author […]