Biblical Theology

Metaphors and Membership: How Biblical Metaphors for the Church Require Church Membership

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019

If you’re looking for the words “thou shalt be a church member” in Scripture, you won’t find them. But if that troubles you, let me encourage you to think a little differently about how to arrive at biblical conclusions.

Church Membership Is an Office and a Job

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019

Church membership is an office, too. It’s a job that comes with authority and responsibility.

7 Reasons You Should Preach through Nahum

By Mark O’Donoghue | 04.19.2019

Although it weighs in at only three chapters and punches well above its weight, Nahum ranks as one of the least preached books of the Bible. Here are seven reasons why that should change.

3 Reasons You Should Preach Through Micah

By Mark Livingston | 02.21.2019

Just as sure as God used Micah’s words centuries ago, he promises to surely use them now. So you can’t go wrong preaching this book. 

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Jonah

By Josh Vincent | 02.14.2019

The sea Jonah faced looks so small as we consider Jesus standing on the shore looking out upon the seemingly unending sea of God’s wrath.

Believe in Particular Redemption? Then Evangelize and Send Missionaries with Abandon

Believe in Particular Redemption? Then Evangelize and Send Missionaries with Abandon

By Greg Turner | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

If you’re not engaged in evangelism and missions, then you don’t really believe in particular redemption.

Definite Atonement and Church Membership

By Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

What does definite atonement have to do with church membership?

6 Reasons You Should Preach through Obadiah

By Clint Archer | 01.17.2019

Why preach Obadiah? Because your people need to bask in the comfort that God will bring justice to those who target the innocent.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Joel

By Benjamin Wright | 12.20.2018

Joel reaches all the way back to the curses of the Old Covenant and then all the way forward to anticipate the fulfillment of the New Covenant. It walks us from the Pentateuch to Revelation.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Hosea

By Adam Triplett | 12.14.2018

Why should pastors preach through the book of Hosea? Consider these four reasons.

3 Reasons to Preach through Daniel

By Josh Manley | 12.07.2018

The book of Daniel isn’t about Daniel. The book of Daniel is about Daniel’s God. If what you’ve taught or learned from this soaring book is that you should “dare to be a Daniel,” then I’m afraid you entirely missed the point.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Ezekiel

By Michael Lawrence | 11.29.2018

Unless you’re one of those people that is into arcane prophecy and end-times speculation, then why should you preach the book of Ezekiel? Here are three reasons.

Bad Biblical Theology Leads to Bad Sermons

By Sam Emadi | 11.19.2018

All of us—not just preachers—should beware bad biblical theology. But what exactly does bad biblical theology look like?

5 Reasons You Should Preach Through Lamentations

By Mark Vroegop | 11.09.2018

When you’re preaching through the Bible, don’t neglect Lamentations.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Jeremiah

By Joel Kurz | 11.01.2018

Four themes throughout this ancient book will particularly benefit your congregation today.