Evangelism

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.

3 Reasons Definite Atonement is Basic to Biblical Missions

3 Reasons Definite Atonement is Basic to Biblical Missions

By Alex Kocman | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

In order to preserve the vibrant missionary zeal of men like William Carey, it’s critical we view definite atonement not only as true but essential, forming the biblical basis of mission itself.

7 Ministry Consequences of Calvinism

7 Ministry Consequences of Calvinism

By 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: Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, by J. I. Packer

Review 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.

Book Review: By His Grace and For His Glory: A Historical, Theological and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life, by Thomas J. Nettles

Review by Adam Triplett | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

This work can help pastors and members alike better understand how the doctrines of grace undergird and fuel passionate evangelism and missionary endeavors.

What the West Should Know about Churches in Africa

By Chopo Mwanza | 02.01.2019

There’s a lot that the church in Africa can learn from our brethren in the West—and vice versa.

It’s Not Our Job to “Finish” the Missionary Task

By Matt Bennett | 11.26.2018

Rather than aiming to “finish” the missionary task, let’s unite under the more modest banner of simply being faithful to the task.

Cultivating Culture of Evangelism Pastors Talk podcast 9marks

Episode 60: On Cultivating a Culture of Evangelism

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.16.2018

Churches shouldn’t farm out personal evangelism to pastors, professionals, or programs. Instead, the goal for every church ought to be a culture of evangelism.

A Parable of Endurance from the Mission Field

By Tim Keesee | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Future hope fuels present faithfulness—both in pastoral ministry and on the mission field.

The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global Missions

By Steve Jennings | 03.02.2018

We’ve gone mad trying to unlock what everyone since the days of the apostles hasn’t discovered yet: the perfect formula for explosive, exponential kingdom growth.

The Church Has Two Missions: Narrow and Broad

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.06.2017

What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”

Episode 25: On the Mission of the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.31.2017

What is the mission of the church? Is it to preach the gospel and make disciples—or is that too narrow?

Mailbag #63: How to Love Wayward Children; Is Plural Eldership Required or Encouraged?

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.06.2017

— How should we treat our 18-year-old daughter’s relationship with her girlfriend? How do we love them without condoning their sin? — Should all churches have a plurality of elders, or are there some churches that simply cannot have a plurality of elders?

Did the Reformation Recover the Great Commission?

By Michael A. G. Haykin | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

It’s well known that the Reformation entailed a recovery of core doctrines regarding salvation and worship. Did it also involve a recovery of the Great Commission?

Don’t Speak Up: On the Spiritual Discipline of Silence

By Mark Dever | 09.15.2017

Jesus teaches in Matthew 7:6 that loving others involves exercising discernment. And sometimes discernment results in prayerful silence.