5 Reasons to Preach through 1 John

By Conrad Mbewe | 01.15.2021

The more I studied 1 John piece-by-piece, the more my appreciation grew.

On Biblical Quotations and Allusions (with Michael Lawrence) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 16

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, M. Lawrence | 01.14.2021

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Michael Lawrence about how preachers ought to approach the Bible’s many quotations and allusions.

Book Review: Heaven by Randy Alcorn

By Caleb Greggsen | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Randy Alcorn’s Heaven responds to fanciful, Scripture-less depictions of heaven with a faithful, biblical exploration of the subject.

The Hope of Heaven at the Beginning of Ministry

By Omar Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

On your worst day, or during your worst week, or after what may feel like the worst possible start to ministry you can imagine, there’s reason to rejoice, reason to hold out hope. Your name is written in heaven.

The Hope of Heaven at the End of Ministry

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

I should have talked more about the hope of heaven at the beginning of my ministry because I certainly can’t quit talking about it now as I near my ministry’s end.

Preaching Heaven to Help Your People Fight Materialism

By Ryan Fullerton | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Here are four ways we can preach about heaven that will help both our people and ourselves put off an unhealthy desire to treat the material things of this life as our ultimate treasure.

On Earth as in Heaven: A (Very) Brief Biblical Theology of Heaven

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Does Scripture offer more than a few scattered references to heaven? Even more, does heaven play any part in the Bible’s storyline?

Do We Get Rewards in Heaven?

By Brian Vickers | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Christians should never think of obedience, love, or service in terms of earning some future pay-off.

Crumbling Homes on Earth, Established Kingdom in Heaven

By Dieudonné Tamfu | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Sometimes, I ask myself: How can I live and serve Christ in such a crumbling place?

Thank God for the “Pie in the Sky”: Why the Heavenly Minded Do the Most Earthly Good

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

The older I get, the more I long for heaven. But this longing isn’t tempting me to curl up on the couch, cover my eyes, and simply wait for this terrible world to go away.

The Other Christ-Centered Joys of Heaven: An All-Things Vision of the Christian Afterlife

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

What joy it will be to finally see, hear, touch, and taste things as God truly and eternally intended!

God Can’t Wait for You to Get to Heaven: A Reflection on Ephesians 2:7

By Dane Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Ephesians 2:7 is telling you that your death is not an end but a beginning. Not a wall, but a door. Not an exit, but an entrance.

The Church Should Sing for Heaven’s Sake: When and Why We Stopped Singing about Heaven, and How to Start Again

By Matthew Westerholm | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Churches that neglect heaven don’t serve their members well because they make promises they cannot keep.

Three Ways Our Deeds Relate to Our Salvation

By John Piper | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

The biblical texts relating to this issue are many and diverse, but not contradictory. If you take any one of them and treat it as the whole picture, you will almost surely lead people astray.

Hallelujah Over Hell? How God’s People Rejoice While Their Enemies Perish

By David Mathis | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

While we may struggle now with how the eternal destruction of the wicked could be a cause for joy, we won’t struggle forever.