But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

9Marks - Apologetic Report

Editor’s note: We talk about corporate prayer a lot at 9Marks (we’ve devoted a Journal and an episode of Pastors’ Talk to the topic). So we thought it would be worthwhile to share an example. Below is the prayer of confession given yesterday at Capitol Hill Baptist...

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Bill Hull, Conversion & Discipleship: You Can’t Have One without the Other. Zondervan, 256 pp. $18.99.

 

You’ve probably heard advice on how to get the most out of a book—survey section headings, read the first and last paragraphs of each chapter, and the first and...

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If Africa were filled with healthy churches, the prosperity gospel would not be wrecking us the way that it is now. —Ken Mbugua, Pastor in Kenya

Authors: Daniel Gardner

 

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 05:59

What are the greatest needs in missions today?

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Authors: Daniel Gardner

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This past January, with the temperature so cold my van’s windows could barely defrost, I dropped off six men at McDonald’s so they could spend the day there, protected from the frigid cold.

No matter where you live, there are men and women longing to set their head on a bed they can call...

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In the new documentary, Luther, Stephen McCaskell brings us an exceptional, educational, and accessible tool that churches can use to celebrate the Protestant Reformation in its 500th year.

The documentary vividly tells the story of how God used a zealous and flawed monk, Martin Luther, to recover...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 05:39

Advice for the Burnt-Out Pastor

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Advice for pastors who are burnt out:

— Keep your walk with Jesus your primary objective — Prioritize your family relationships — Take regular breaks, even if brief — Find friends in ministry

Authors: Daniel Gardner...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 23:39

What’s the Goal of a Music Ministry?

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The goal of a music ministry is to accompany, facilitate, and enhance the singing of the people of God. In this sense, everyone in the church is part of the choir.

Authors: Daniel Gardner...

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Ambition is intoxicating. A few years ago I came close—a couple times—to having a book picked up by a premier, academic publisher. I’m not sure what bothered me more: the fact that both publishers ultimately turned me down, or the fact that I cared so much.

Even now, I hate...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 05:35

15 Ways to Cultivate a Gospel-Centered Church

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 01:01

Be Strong and Courageous, Young Leader

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Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Friday, 04 August 2017 05:34

Take Heart: Preaching to Encourage

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Friday, 04 August 2017 05:32

Preaching and Practicing Repentance

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Friday, 04 August 2017 05:31

Pursuing God in the Pursuit of Godliness

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Friday, 04 August 2017 05:30

Caring for God’s Flock

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Friday, 04 August 2017 05:25

How to Have a Word-Shaped Sunday Gathering

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Friday, 04 August 2017 05:22

Beware the Dangers of Pragmatism

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Friday, 04 August 2017 05:21

Grace without Compromise

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Pastor? Elder? Member? Outsider? Leader? Leadership Developer? Discipler? Shadow Pastor?

What role should cross-cultural church planters play in a new church plant? This question is complicated and the answers vary according to both the context of the church plant and the gifting of the church...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:36

Panel #5

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 05:43

Panel #4

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First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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