Genesis 3:20–6:8: On Cain & Abel, the Nephilim, and the Progeny of George Foreman (Bible Talk, Ep. 2)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.16.2020

In the second episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Genesis 3:20–6:8. As man’s sinfulness grows both broader and deeper, God is still preserving a line of promise.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Hebrews

By Bobby Jamieson | 09.14.2020

Perseverance is a drum pastors can always afford to beat, especially during a pandemic. And Hebrews tells us how to persevere: look to Christ who persevered before us, and for us.

Genesis 1:1–3:19 | On the Serpent, the Promised Seed, and Nahash the King of the Ammonites (Bible Talk, Ep. 1)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.09.2020

These first three chapters of the Bible are so important because they set the trajectory for everything that comes next—all the way until we get to Revelation 22.

The Message of the New Testament

By Mark Dever

Promises Kept The New Testament is the story of how all the promises made by God in the Old Testament were kept – and what that means for us today. The nation of Israel had many hopes: hope for a deliverer, hope for restored fellowship with God, and hope for the world to be put […]

The Message of the Old Testament

By Mark Dever

Promises Made The Old Testament is the story of God’s promises to his people. Throughout its pages the reader can find promise after promise from God, all of which are fulfilled in the New Testament–in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Author Mark Dever introduces readers to the Old Testament as a glorious whole so that […]

Twelve Challenges Churches Face

By Mark Dever

Longtime pastor and leading authority on church health, Mark Dever draws from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians to tackle twelve major challenges facing the church today. As he presents each challenge, Dever provides practical ways for individuals and churches to respond biblically. Writing for both church leaders and laymen, Dever insists that the health […]

Preach

By G. Gilbert, M. Dever

Theology Meets Practice Dever and Gilbert clearly explain how God exercises His divine power through the Word, making it the basis of any relationship we have with Him. Thus, preaching directly from Scripture should be at the center of church life. Toward that goal, the authors give practical advice on how pastors can decide what […]

Want Your Church to Enjoy Unity? Let the Gospel Do Its Dividing Work.

By William Farley | 09.04.2020

When I became a lead pastor, I preached the gospel enthusiastically, but I didn’t understand its winnowing power or how positive that process would be.

How Should the Preexistence of Christ Shape How We Preach the Old Testament?

By Greg Lanier | 08.28.2020

I want to reflect briefly on whether and how the preexistence of Christ could impact the preaching of the Old Testament.

Journal Talk, Episode 5: What “Able to Teach” Means and Doesn’t Mean (with Sam Emadi)

By J. Leeman, S. Emadi | 08.25.2020

When Paul says pastors must be “apt to teach,” what does he mean? That they must be really, really good preachers? That they must be able to draw a crowd?

Why I Love Pastoring the Immigrant Church—And Why You Would, Too

By Stephen Chen | 08.21.2020

The last church I expected to pastor was an immigrant church. Twelve years later, I realize how wrong I was.

Preachers Talk, Episode 9: On Giving and Receiving Feedback on Preaching

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 08.20.2020

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks talks with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about the value of giving and receiving feedback on preaching.

Journal Talk, Episode 4: Good Pastors Know When to Pick a Fight But Prefer to Avoid Them

By J. Leeman, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 08.20.2020

Pastors shouldn’t be quarrelsome. But pastors must also contend for the truth. They must gently correct opponents. They must be immovable, steadfast. How do we manage all these diverse callings?

3 Reasons to Preach through Philemon

By Nate Pickowicz | 08.17.2020

We love and forgive others because the Lord Jesus has first loved and forgiven us (Eph. 4:32). This is the heart and soul of the gospel, portrayed in the book of Philemon.

Faithful Missionaries Proclaim the Gospel

By Andy Johnson | 08.14.2020

If you meet a missionary who’s very excited about methods and strategies and workbooks, but they don’t seem to ever talk about the Bible—run away.