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What Is Biblical Encouragement?

By Ed Moore | 03.19.2020

Biblical encouragement isn’t a pep talk. It’s not a halftime motivational speech. It’s not manipulation or a pat on the back or how to “win friends and influence people.” No, biblical encouragement is always rooted in the gospel.

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.

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.

Raising Up Leaders in a Hispanic-American Conference

Raising Up Leaders in a Hispanic-American Context

By Juan Sanchez | 02.26.2020

Pastor Juan Sanchez reflects on the challenges of raising up leaders in a Hispanic-American context.

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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?

The Problem with Altar Calls and the Sinner’s Prayer

The Problem with Altar Calls and the Sinner’s Prayer

By Michael Lawrence | 02.13.2020

There’s no question the Lord has used altar calls and the sinner’s prayer to bring people to himself. But in general, they’re not a good idea. They inoculate people to the gospel, convincing them they no longer need it when in fact they don’t have it at all.

What Does It Mean that “God Is Love”?

What Does It Mean that “God Is Love”?

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.07.2020

When the Apostle John says “God is love,” what does he mean?

What Does the Phrase Husband of One Wife imply

In 1 Timothy 3:2, What Does the Phrase “Husband of One Wife” Imply?

By Jeramie Rinne | 01.29.2020

Does the phrase “husband of one wife” mean that an unmarried or divorced man cannot serve as an elder or pastor?

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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.

Pastors & Patience

By Aaron Menikoff | 01.15.2020

Pastor, the best way for you to cultivate patience is to realize your life is more than your pastoral ministry.

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Why Expositional Preaching?

By Eric Bancroft | 01.08.2020

If you believe God’s Word is inspired, inerrant, authoritative, sufficient, and clear, then the best way to put those beliefs on display is through expositional preaching.

Mark Dever's Reading Plan for 2020

Mark Dever’s 9Marks Reading Plan for 2020

By Mark Dever | 12.12.2019

Here are 12 books to read with your church in the new year.

Don’t Preach a “Synagogue Sermon”

Don’t Preach a “Synagogue Sermon”

By Mike McKinley | 12.04.2019

Mike McKinley explains why every sermon should proclaim Christ.

Is a Multi-Site “Church” Actually Multiple Churches?

Is a Multi-Site “Church” Actually Multiple Churches?

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.27.2019

Are multi-site churches consistent with the biblical definition of a church? Jonathan Leeman offers an answer.

What Does It Mean to Be “Gospel-Centered”

What Does It Mean to Be “Gospel-Centered”?

By Brian Davis | 11.20.2019

One of the most common phrases in recent years is “gospel-centered.” But what does it phrase actually mean?