Church Members Must Watch Their Elders’ Life & Doctrine

By Erik Raymond | 08.07.2018

In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.

What kind of sins warrant church discipline?

What kind of sins warrant church discipline?

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.25.2018

A sin that merits church discipline should be at least these three things: significant, outward, and unrepentant.

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Church Discipline Is a Rescue Operation

By Juan Sanchez | 06.06.2018

In the Bible, church discipline is always a rescue operation.

Must I Be a Church Member to Go to Heaven?

Must I Be a Church Member to Go to Heaven?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.30.2018

Must I be a church member to go to heaven? No, not necessarily. But throughout the New Testament, it’s clear that the Christian life is the churched life.

What Do Baptism & the Lord’s Supper Symbolize?

By H. B. Charles | 05.25.2018

Pastor HB Charles, Jr. explains the theological realities behind baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

What the Church Can and Should Bring to the #MeToo Movement

By Whitney Woollard | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

The world doesn’t have the tools to offer the kind of redemption the #MeToo movement calls for. But thankfully, the church does.

What Does It Mean to “Examine Oneself”?

By H. B. Charles | 03.21.2018

In 1 Corinthians 11:28, Paul tells us to “examine ourselves” before we eat of the bread and drink of the cup. But what does that mean practically?

Church Discipline for Love’s Sake

Church Discipline for Love’s Sake

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.15.2018

Fundamentally, churches should practice church discipline for love’s sake.

7 Ways to Protect and Pass On the Gospel

By Nathan Rose | 03.09.2018

Christian, you have an assigned task from Jesus and it involves at least two things: helping fellow church members make it to heaven and getting the gospel into the next generation.

5 Ways Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle Cultivated Meaningful Membership

By Geoff Chang | 02.26.2018

The goal is for every church to be faithful—in doctrinal purity, in guarding the membership, in active gospel ministry. In this, Spurgeon and the Metropolitan Tabernacle remain a model for pastors and churches today.

I've Been Hurt By a Church Before. Why Join Another One?

I’ve Been Hurt By a Church Before. Why Join Another One?

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.21.2018

Jonathan Leeman answers this important pastoral question.

Mailbag #71: A Pastor and Pre-Conversion Sins . . . Young Children, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.09.2018

— To what degree should a man’s past life—perhaps even before his conversion—affect how we consider his qualification for ministry? — Should young children who have been baptized but left out of church membership be given the Lord’s Supper?

What Does Congregationalism Really Look Like?

What Does Congregationalism Really Look Like?

By Mark Dever | 01.26.2018

What Mark Dever tells his congregation: if I start teaching false things, then because you love me please fire me.

Episode 34: On Church Discipline

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

As a part of the new 9Marks Journal—Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body—Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about church discipline.

A Biblical Theology of Church Discipline

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018

God’s discipline of his people is an integral part of the Bible’s entire storyline, from Eden to the new creation.