Preach a Sermon, Not a Self-Help Talk

Preach a Sermon, Not a Self-Help Talk

By Erik Raymond | 06.26.2019

If we leave off the gospel in our sermons and only preach moral imperatives, then we reduce our message to moralism.

Why is it so important for pastors to cultivate humility?

Why is it so important for pastors to cultivate humility?

By Jeramie Rinne | 06.12.2019

Humility is critical for pastors because leadership means our weaknesses are just as visible as our strengths. Humility shapes how we react to criticism.

9Marks at 9 | The State of the SBC

The State of the SBC | #SBC19

By A. Mohler, D. Akin, H. B. Charles, M. Dever | 06.11.2019

A roundtable with Mark Dever, Danny Akin, R. Albert Mohler Jr., and H.B. Charles.

Ask 9Marks Anything | #SBC19

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.10.2019

A live Q&A recorded during the Southern Baptist Convention.

Praying through ACTS for the church John Onwuchekwa

Praying through ACTS for the church

By John Onwuchekwa | 06.05.2019

Prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication aren’t just for individual Christians. They’re for the church, too. John Onwuchekwa explains.

Why “Belonging Before Believing” Is (Usually) a Bad Idea

Why “Belonging Before Believing” Is (Usually) a Bad Idea

By Brian Davis | 05.29.2019

Belonging before believing is usually a bad idea because it tries to turn the body of Christ into a kind of Frankenstein, attaching dead parts to what’s meant to be fully alive.

How do you raise up leaders in your context

Raising Up Leaders in the Schemes of Scotland

By Andy Prime | 05.23.2019

As guys come out of chaotic and addictive backgrounds, our investment in discipleship that moves toward leadership isn’t going to be a two-year process, but way longer than that.

Elder Rule or Congregation Rule

How Does the Authority of the Congregation Work Together with the Authority of Elders?

By Eric Bancroft | 05.01.2019

Elders are to oversee the flock, but that doesn’t override the congregation’s responsibility in affirming truth.

How Pastoring Teaches You to Be Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

How Pastoring Teaches You to Be “Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing”

By Matt McCullough | 04.24.2019

In a healthy church, the work of bearing each other’s burdens and sorrows is never over. We’re always finding more problems to shepherd people through. And so I’m learning what it means to rest not in *my* finished work, but in Christ’s finished work for others.

On Cultivating the Discipline of Listening Well Paul Martin

On Cultivating the Discipline of Listening Well

By Paul Martin | 04.17.2019

Because words are a window into the heart, pastors must learn to cultivate the discipline of listening well.

Expositional Preaching in a Non Literate Culture

Expositional Preaching in a Non-Literate Culture

By J. Mack Stiles | 04.10.2019

Does expositional preaching work in a non-literate culture? It not only works, says Mack Stiles, it’s critical in such a culture.

Why Young People Leave the Church

Why Young People Leave the Church

By Michael Lawrence | 04.03.2019

Young people need to be given a worldview that answers the hard questions, not one that masks over questions with moralism and fun.

If God Is Sovereign, Then Why Evangelize?

If God Is Sovereign, Then Why Evangelize?

By Orlando Saer | 03.27.2019

We share the gospel because we’re told to and because that’s how God works. He delights to use means—people like you and me.

Why Christians Should Think About Death

Why Christians Should Think About Death

By Matt McCullough | 03.21.2019

Considering the reality of death can point us to the promises of God.

Faith to Discipleship — Mark Dever about discipling

Faithful to Disciple | Shepherds’ Conference 2019

By Mark Dever | 03.13.2019

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