Book Review: Following Jesus, the Servant King, by Jonathan Lunde

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.18.2011

This book is an illuminating exposition of much crucial biblical material that bears on discipleship.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

The Power of God’s Word

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. Linne | 01.31.2011

Mark Dever asks Jonathan Leeman and Shai Linne about the unique power of God’s Word in giving life to the church.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Understanding the Bible and Ministry

By B. Winter, M. Dever | 01.01.2011

New Testament scholar Bruce Winter jumps into the fray over cultural contextualization in ministry, the importance of historical background for interpreting Scripture, and bad contemporary ideas of leadership.

Book Review: God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment, by James Hamilton Jr.

Review by Stephen Dempster | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.23.2010

In stressing the glory of God in salvation through judgment, Hamilton has certainly pointed us all in the right direction.

What do pastors themselves need in order to preach on hell?

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Preaching on hell is no easy task. What do pastors themselves need in order to do it well?

What should pastors preach about hell?

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Hell is an awful and overwhelming reality. Yet where Scripture speaks, pastors must not be silent. Here are four things pastors should preach about hell:

Why are pastors afraid of preaching about hell? What’s the solution?

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Why are pastors afraid of preaching about hell?

Why should pastors preach on hell?

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1. It’s in the Bible. As difficult as the subject is, pastors must proclaim the whole counsel of God.

2. It acts as ballast for their ministries. It’s easy for pastors to drift off track by making a good thing the main thing. Preaching hell reminds us that there is no more urgent task than proclaiming to the world the good news that forgiveness of sins is offered through Jesus Christ!

How does hell glorify God?

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Many people think that, if it even exists, hell must reflect some defect in God’s character. Yet as hard as it may be for us to grasp, the reality is just the opposite: hell displays God’s glory.

How does hell glorify God?

Why is hell integral to the gospel?

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Some people think that by rejecting or ignoring the doctrine of hell, they are making God more glorious and more loving. Far from it! The horrific nature of what we have been saved from only intensifies the glory of what we have been saved to. With that in mind, here are four reasons why the doctrine of hell is integral to the gospel.

Book Excerpt: Is “Incarnational” the Best Way to Describe Christian Mission?

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 11.01.2010

Is “incarnational” the best way to describe Christian mission?

Book Excerpt: Why Do Good?

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 11.01.2010

Why do we do good works?

Book Review: Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms, by David VanDrunen

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.28.2010

This book provides the transcript for 2000 years of conversation about natural law and the doctrine of the two kingdoms.

Book Review: The Priority of Preaching, by Christopher Ash

Review by Alistair Begg | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

All in all I found this short book to be as helpful as anything that I’ve read in a long while on expository preaching. I commend it warmly to all.

Book Review: The Mission of God’s People, by Christopher Wright

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

We need to ask “What is the mission of the local church?” not merely “What is the mission of the individual Christian?”