Biblical Theology

A Response to Scot McKnight and Matthew Bates

By 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 Gospel  

By 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 Prophets

By 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 Psalms

By 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 Narrative

By 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 Literature

By 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?

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

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.

The Love Story of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.

Explaining Penal Substitutionary Atonement in Our Personal Evangelism

By Elliot Clark | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

In our personal evangelism, to what degree should we explain PSA as we seek to make sense of the bloody cross, the vanguard of our Christian gospel?

How Does the Cross of Christ Make Sense of the Kingdom of God?

By Jeremy Treat | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

From the bruised heel of Genesis 3:15 to the reigning lamb of Revelation 22:1, the Bible is a redemptive story of a crucified messiah who brings the kingdom through his atoning death on the cross.

3 Reasons to Preach through the Gospel of Mark

By Justin Harris | 08.16.2019

Preaching the Gospel of Mark as early as possible into my ministry may be the best advice I have ever received as a pastor.

A Few Creeds Plus the Bible

A Few Creeds Plus the Bible: How to Shepherd a Church toward the Use of Confessions

By Raymond Johnson | 06.24.2019

Evangelicals prioritize preaching. However, an emphasis on the expositional teaching of the Bible will naturally and organically result in a defined confessionalism

Four Reasons You Should Preach through Zechariah

By Greg Gilbert | 06.20.2019

Zechariah is the longest of the twelve Minor Prophets, and in my opinion it’s also the richest, most elegant, and most Christological, too.

4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Haggai

By Michael Prodigalidad | 05.24.2019

Haggai is a hidden gem that brings great encouragement for those prepared to dig for it.