Sing to One Another

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

On this next Lord’s Day, I hope you will sing from the bottom of your heart with gratitude to the Lord as an act of worship.

Cleanse Out The Old Leaven

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

Let’s cleanse out the old leaven of sin both corporately through corrective church discipline and individually as we fight by grace the sin in our own lives.

Be Hospitable

By Doug Van Meter | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

Hospitality is not the responsibility of extroverts but of every church member.

Disciple Others

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

You don’t need to be a disciple-making guru. You just need to be available. You don’t need to be a theologian. You just need to be a means of grace to other disciples.

Anxious People Need Shepherds Who Point Them to the Chief Shepherd

By David Murray | 03.29.2021

Pastors, anxiety is probably running rampant in your church. So how do you shepherd your people to respond to anxiety rightly? You teach them about God’s character, God’s promises, and God’s songs.

6 Ways to Equip Your Church to “Do Good” on Social Media

By Brett McCracken | 03.08.2021

The internet can be a bleak, discouraging, often dark place—but it can also be a place where truth is discovered, beauty is celebrated, and goodness goes viral.

Not Gathering with the Church Hurts You Spiritually

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.05.2021

Pandemic-weary pastor, gently encourage your pandemic-weary congregation to gather as soon as they can.

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. … keep reading…

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 … keep reading…

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.

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

By Mark Dever

You may have read books on this topic before—but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic text offers tried and true principles for … keep reading…

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.