Jonathan’s new book One Assembly argues against multi-site and multi-service churches. What motivated him to write a whole book on the topic? Isn’t this much ado about very little?
God is good. He consistently uses circumstances that we might think are bad to bring about his glorious purposes among his people.
Different cultural practices can create an opportunity for growth or lead to a compromise of the gospel. How can churches discern whether or not they’re on the road to compromising the gospel?
The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.
Who is this book for?
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.
The solution is not to jettison imitation but to look again at Scripture, letting Scripture’s own interpretation guide our proclamation.
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.
I grew up in the immigrant church. I left the immigrant church. Now I pastor an immigrant church.
If we’re going to fight to preserve God-given authority, then we must also fight its abuses.
Building Your Ministry on the Gospel Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.
A Display of God’s Glory focuses on what Scripture teaches on four of the most basic components of church polity—deacons, elders, congregationalism, and membership. Dever presents a biblical model that aims to bless the Church and create an atmosphere that will withstand the pressure of community life. May God use our efforts to help us […]
Where God’s Power Makes a Church Attractive In The Compelling Community, pastors Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop cast a captivating vision for authentic fellowship in the local church that goes beyond small groups. Full of biblical principles and practical advice, this book will help pastors lead their congregations toward the kind of community that glorifies […]
A Guide for Ministry In this book, Capitol Hill Baptist Church associate pastor Michael Lawrence centers on the practical importance of biblical theology to ministry. He begins with an examination of a pastor’s tools of the trade: exegesis and biblical and systematic theology. The book distinguishes between the power of narrative in biblical theology and […]
The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need Pastors spend much of their time counseling people in crisis. It’s a delicate task that requires one to carefully evaluate each situation, share relevant principles from God’s Word, and offer practical suggestions for moving forward. Too often, however, pastors feel unprepared to effectively shepherd their people through difficult […]