Scattered, Smothered, and Covered: How (Not) to Use Systematics in Your SermonBy David King | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Don’t “Waffle House” your preaching text.
Why We Need Pastor-Theologians in the ChurchBy Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
When I say we need pastor-theologians in the church, I mean that every pastor must conduct his ministry with an eye to declaring theological truth, diagnosing theological error, and discipling his congregation to be theologically informed and articulate.
Pastors Should Be TheologiansBy G. Hiestand, T. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Scripture establishes pastors as the theological leaders of the church, however much they might think they have delegated this responsibility to the academy
The Freedom that Comes from Being Boringly BiblicalBy Eric Bancroft | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021
Pastor, there’s freedom in a simple philosophy of ministry. God hasn’t called you to creativity, or outpacing expectations.
Exodus 5–7: On Slowed-Down Wifi and Waiting in a Two-Hour Line Before Space Mountain (Bible Talk, Ep. 23)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.17.2021
By the end of Exodus 7, the Lord has brought the first plague against Egypt. But before we get there, Moses makes us wait.
On Earth as in Heaven: A (Very) Brief Biblical Theology of HeavenBy 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?
4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 PeterBy Matthias Lohmann | 10.21.2020
If you want to help your people prepare for our rapidly secularizing and increasingly hostile culture, preach through 1 Peter.
3 Reasons to Preach through JamesBy Noah Braymen | 10.05.2020
The way that leads to trouble often seems harmless and at times helpful. The book of James brings sinners back from the By-Path Meadows of sin to the narrow way of Christ that leads to life (Matt. 7:13–14)
Don’t Get Left Behind: Why Pastors Should Consider Preaching through Revelation in Our Cultural MomentBy Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
If you want to pastor faithfully in the midst of cultural and political turmoil, then consider teaching through the book of Revelation.
A Response to Scot McKnight and Matthew BatesBy Greg Gilbert | 04.22.2020
“King Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Now that’s good news. So why on earth would anyone want to reply to that, “Eh, half of it is, anyway”?
A T4G 2020 Sermon: What Is and Isn’t the GospelBy Greg Gilbert | 04.15.2020
The cross and the kingdom are theologically inseparable because the only way into the kingdom is through the cross.
How (Not) to Preach the Old Testament ProphetsBy Nick Roark | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020
Preaching faithfully from the Old Testament is always a challenge. But preaching faithfully from the Old Testament Prophets is perhaps most challenging of all.
How (Not) to Preach the PsalmsBy Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020
Don’t preach the Psalms in isolation—from their immediate or broad context. May God bless his Word in your mouth, and may the sentiments in the Psalms be the heartbeat of God’s people.
How (Not) to Preach Historical NarrativeBy Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020
I’ll discuss ways you shouldn’t preach historical narrative, illustrating each point by primarily looking at 1 Samuel 4–7: the battle of Aphek, the conflict between Dagon and Yahweh, and the battle of Ebenezer. If you haven’t read those chapters in a while, I’d encourage you to give them a look.
How (Not) to Preach Wisdom LiteratureBy Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020
When was the last time you preached through wisdom literature?