10 Reasons Why You Should Preach through Romans

By Bob Johnson | 10.25.2019

John Piper waited until the end of his pastoral ministry before he preached through Romans. I didn’t have that much wisdom, so I dove in.

What's the Biblical Understanding of Conversion?

What’s the Biblical Understanding of Conversion?

By Nathan Malpass | 10.23.2019

It’s one thing to *say* that God is totally sovereign in salvation. But it’s another thing entirely to let that conviction shape and constrain how your church actually does ministry.

9Marks podcast Episode 101 On Conversion Pastors Talk

Episode 101: On Conversion (with Michael Lawrence)

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 10.22.2019

Your doctrine of conversion will affect your understanding of what a local church should be.

Content Isn’t Everything — Or, Some Help for the Boring Bible Teacher

By Jamie Dunlop | 10.21.2019

Here are three reasons why content isn’t everything—and four strategies to avoid boring teaching

Preparing Your People for Promised Suffering

Preparing Your People for Promised Suffering

By John Onwuchekwa | 10.10.2019

John Onwuchekwa describes the suffering his church went through—how he tried to prepare them for it, and how he wishes he’d prepared better.

6 Reasons You Should Preach through Acts

By Jeramie Rinne | 10.07.2019

The book of Acts is the narrative of how God’s end-times promises have begun to be fulfilled by the risen Lord Jesus through the Spirit-empowered apostolic preaching of the gospel to all people and the establishing of local churches.

Two Kinds of Sermons that Seem Expositional But Really Aren’t

By M. T. Martens, T. D. Martens | 09.27.2019

Too many sermons focus on the biblical text, but fail to exposit the main point of the scriptural passage under consideration. 

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A Church’s Witness in the Community

By Paul Martin | 09.25.2019

If we focus on calling the unsaved out of sin without dealing with the sin in our own churches, then we will hamper our evangelism and our reputation in the community.

4 Reasons to Preach through the Gospel of John

By Caleb Brasher | 09.20.2019

Preach through this Gospel and bring your people to the feet of the Messiah to understand his identity, his power, his mission, and their own mission.

Episode 95: On the Value of Church History

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.10.2019

These days, most Christians and even most pastors don’t know a lot about church history. And with all the busyness of ministry, why should they? Why should pastors care about church history—from the history of the global church to the history of their own local church?

4 Reasons You Should Preach through the Gospel of Luke

By Phill Howell | 09.06.2019

Even though Luke is the longest book in the New Testament, I want to encourage pastors to preach through the whole book.

What Did the Cross Achieve?: The Logic of Penal Substitution

By J. I. Packer | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

The task which I have set myself in this lecture is to focus and explicate a belief which, by and large, is a distinguishing mark of the word-wide evangelical fraternity: namely, the belief that the cross had the character of penal substitution, and that it was in virtue of this fact that it brought salvation to mankind.

The Necessity of Penal Substitution for Suffering Saints

By Whitney Woollard | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

The doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement keeps me sane and secure amid suffering.

Pastoring Abuse Sufferers with the Doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

By Mez McConnell | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

As a former victim and as a pastor to the abused, I wish to look at some of the practical implications of holding to PSA.

Ten Atonement Songs You Should Consider Singing

Ten Atonement Songs You Should Consider Singing

By Bob Kauflin | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

We will never have enough songs to extol the glory of the Lamb who was slain to purchase our salvation.