What the Doctrine of Regeneration Means for Church Membership InterviewsBy Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Conversion is supernatural, and its implications for how you conduct your next church membership interviews are enormous.
10 Flavors of Works-Based SalvationBy Ed Moore | 02.10.2020
And any work which you try to contribute to your salvation, your justification before God, annuls the grace of God and insults the God of grace.
Nominal Christianity—Not Complementarianism—Leads to AbuseBy Caleb Morell | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 11.22.2019
Conservative views on marriage and family are not sufficient in and of themselves to create healthy families and marriages. Church participation and membership make a huge difference.
What’s the Biblical Understanding of Conversion?By Nathan Malpass | 10.23.2019
It’s one thing to *say* that God is totally sovereign in salvation. But it’s another thing entirely to let that conviction shape and constrain how your church actually does ministry.
5 Reasons Pastors Ought to Pray for Slow GrowthBy Aaron Menikoff | 05.06.2019
Smaller churches are not godlier than larger churches. I’m not calling for no growth. I’m simply going to suggest both you and your congregation will be well-served by slow and steady growth.
We Need to Help New Converts from Non-Christian Backgrounds Honor Their FamiliesBy Ajith Fernando | 03.28.2019
It’s vital for older Christians to talk often with new Christians, making sure that in following Christ, they haven’t unduly harmed their relationship with their family.
Reformation Doctrine Fuels Reformation Ecclesiology: A Brief HistoryBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
The Reformation fire has not gone out, nor has the evangelistic zeal of the modern American church died. The Word still speaks—and the gospel still is mighty to save.
Still Young, Restless, and Reformed? The New Calvinists at 10By Collin Hansen | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
In another 10 years, it’s probable no one will talk again of the YRR.
Dilapidated Buildings, Small Budgets, and Struggling Congregations: How Irresistible Grace Creates Steadfastness in MinistryBy Jonathan Worsley | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
The doctrine of God’s irresistible grace is for you, right now, right here, on Tuesday morning.
The Five Points of Calvinism and Your Church’s Sunday MeetingBy Matt Merker | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
It’s vital for those of us who hold to a reformed or “Calvinistic” doctrine of salvation to consider if our corporate worship reflects our professed soteriology.
7 Ministry Consequences of CalvinismBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
The goal of this piece is not to argue with or even to address the non-Calvinist pastor. It is to say to the Calvinist, “If you believe this, your ministry should look like that.”
Book Review: Humble Calvinism, by J. A. MeddersReview by Jeff Mooney | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
This book is a simple, straightforward, and humble correction and encouragement to follow the Savior from the Reformed ranks.
Book Review: Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, by J. I. PackerReview by Mark Carrington | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
Packer’s book offers a concise and compelling argument unpacking how evangelism and the sovereignty of God co-exist, and if properly understood, enhance one another.
Hey Calvinist, Enough of Your RevivalismBy Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.04.2019
How do you grow your church? It’s a question every pastor or church leader asks, a question in which almost every Christian is interested.
Don’t Ignore the “Speed Limit”: How the Sufficiency of Scripture Should Make Us PatientBy Dave Comeau | 01.28.2019
The Bible’s speed limit signs are posted everywhere, but our focus on numbers and fast growth causes us to speed right by them.