The Three Most Important Words I Learned in Seminary: “Textual, Epochal, Canonical”

By David Schrock | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

This approach to reading Scripture doesn’t mean we’ll perfectly understand or apply God’s Word. Scripture is perfect; interpreters aren’t

Must You Share the Gospel in Every Sermon? Invitation Without the Altar Call


By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

Sometimes the road to Christ is wider, and sometimes it’s narrower. But it’s always there, and the faithful preacher will call believers and unbelievers alike to repentance and faith whenever the Book is opened.

Gospel-Centered Preaching in Hard Places

By Andy Prime | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

I’ve been in ministry for about ten years. The first half of that decade I preached largely in chinos, a v-neck sweater, and boat shoes. The second half of that decade I’ve preached largely in tracksuit-bottoms, t-shirts, and trainers.

“Thou Shalt Not Steal” and Other Sermon Points I Didn’t Make Up: Some Thoughts on Pastoral Plagiarism

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

Pastoral plagiarism matters because worship in “spirit and truth” (Jn. 4:24) matters. Plagiarized preaching is in fact a big deal. How do we know that?

Why Mature Christians Need Gospel-Centered Preaching

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.30.2020

In my experience, mature believers not only need gospel-centered preaching, but in fact savor it. Here’s four things this type of preaching does for those grown-up in their faith.

Preachers’ Talk — Episode 3: On “Inebriated Preaching”

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 03.26.2020

What does it mean to be “drunk in the pulpit”? It means to lean on the Bible more for support than illumination.

The Deliberate Church

By M. Dever, P. Alexander

Building Your Ministry on the Gospel  Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.

Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church

By Michael Lawrence

A Guide for Ministry In this book, Capitol Hill Baptist Church associate pastor Michael Lawrence centers on the practical importance of biblical theology to ministry. He begins with an examination of a pastor’s tools of the trade: exegesis and biblical and systematic theology. The book distinguishes between the power of narrative in biblical theology and […]

Word-Centered Church

By Jonathan Leeman

How Scripture Brings Life and Growth to God’s People Word-Centered Church offers a thorough treatment of one of God’s greatest concerns: growing His people and growing His church. Because when churches center everything they do on God’s Word—when the pulpit ministry gives direction to every aspect of the church’s life—growth happens God’s way. God’s Word is […]

Does the Book of Acts Teach Spontaneous Baptisms?

By Caleb Morell | 03.10.2020

The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.

Episode 118 - On Spontaneous Baptisms

Episode 118: On Spontaneous Baptisms (with Caleb Morell)

By C. Morell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.10.2020

Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?

Expositional Imposters (Expanded)

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 03.09.2020

Here are 12 kinds of sermons that appear to be expositional, but actually aren’t.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Thessalonians

By Nick Gatzke | 03.02.2020

First Thessalonians is immensely practical and wonderfully motivating. It paints the picture of the grandeur of God and the glory of the gospel. Your church will benefit greatly.

Brothers, Preach Your Heart Out — No Matter How Few People Are in the Room

By Tim Counts | 02.28.2020

Brothers, it bears repeating because we can be so tempted to believe otherwise: the value of preaching Christ is not dependent on the number of your listeners.

4 Reasons to Preach through Colossians

By Trent Hunter | 02.21.2020

Preaching through Colossians is a privilege. Here are four reasons why.