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 […]

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Cooperating with Different Churches — How and Why

By Paul Martin | 02.19.2020

How can churches from different denominational backgrounds work together to encourage one another?

What Is a Healthy Church?

By Mark Dever

What is an ideal church, and how can you tell? How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. But with this book, you don’t have to wonder […]

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 assessing the health of your church. Whether you’re a pastor, a leader, or an involved member of your congregation, studying the nine marks of a […]

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Episode 115: On the Regulative Principle

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.18.2020

God has told us in his Word how we ought to approach him in worship. This should shape how we plan our Sunday gatherings. But it also raises a question: Are we free to do things in our gatherings that God does not explicitly prescribe?

Nine Marks Booklet

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 assessing the health of your church. Whether you’re a pastor, a leader, or an involved member of your congregation, studying the nine marks of a […]

Defining the Stuff We Do On Sunday Mornings: A Congregational Worship Glossary

By N. Hendrix, P. Abdallah | 02.07.2020

This guide is designed to be a tool for you and your family as you gather corporately with the body, as well as in your own times of family or personal worship.

Prayer

By John Onwuchekwa

How Praying Together Shapes the Church Prayer is as necessary to the Christian as breathing is to the human body―but it often doesn’t come quite as naturally. In fact, prayer in the church often gets subtly pushed to the side in favor of pragmatic practices that promise tangible results. This book focuses on the necessity […]

The State of the Immigrant Church

By John Lee | 02.03.2020

It seems many immigrant churches are in the midst of a divorce. Why?

5 Reasons You Should Preach through Philippians

By Paul Tautges | 01.31.2020

In Philippians, the apostle demonstrates how the fullness of the believer’s joy is rooted in his relationship to Christ—in the event of justification and in the progress of sanctification.

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Knowing God’s Will

By Orlando Saer | 01.22.2020

Should you look for a sign that every decision you make is God’s will? Pastor Orlando Saer explains why that’s *not* the right way to live your life.