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

Does congregationalism mean the whole church must decide whether or not to buy a new photo copier? Or what about the color of the carpet? Jonathan Leeman answers.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Monday, 01 October 2018 15:10

Episode 58: On Members Meetings

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Are members’ meetings in the Bible? How can a pastor cultivate a culture where people care about the business of their church? What tone should mark these kinds of meetings?

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss members meetings—what they are, where they are...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 22:38

Are Catechisms a Baptist Thing?

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Our 10-year-old son recently made a profession of faith in Jesus. One of our neighbors, upon learning of his conversion, asked me about our next step with him.

“We’re considering baptizing him,” I told her, “but before we do that, we want to watch him for a while and...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:11

Three Reasons You Should Preach through Proverbs

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According to some studies,[1] about 80% of born-again Christians believe that phrases like “God helps those who help themselves” are actually found in the Bible. If these studies are correct, then it’s possible many Christians believe “wisdom” to be nothing more than...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:52

The importance of feedback in pastoral ministry

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If you build a ministry where no one can give you feedback, you are teaching your congregation to be proud and self-defensive.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:00

Missions – John Folmar | Session 1

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Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders. Register here: http://www.9marksse.org

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 08:00

Missions – Mark Dever | Session 2

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Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders. Register here: http://www.9marksse.org

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:00

Missions – Andy Johnson | Session 3

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Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders. Register here: http://www.9marksse.org

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 06:00

Missions – Trip Lee | Session 4

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Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders. Register here: http://www.9marksse.org

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:00

Missions – Chuck Lawless | Session 5

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Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders. Register here: http://www.9marksse.org

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 04:00

Missions – Thabiti Anyabwile | Session 6

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Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders. Register here: http://www.9marksse.org

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Monday, 24 September 2018 21:59

Episode 57: On Prayer (with John Onwuchekwa)

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In the season premiere of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan and Mark sit down with John Onwuchekwa to talk about his new 9Marks book Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Monday, 24 September 2018 15:00

Panel 1

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Panel discussion after John Folmar’s talk at the 9Marks at Southeastern conference.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Monday, 24 September 2018 14:00

Panel 2

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Panel discussion after Mark Dever’s talk at the 9Marks at Southeastern conference.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Monday, 24 September 2018 13:00

Panel 3

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Panel discussion after Andy Johnson’s talk at the 9Marks at Southeastern conference.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Monday, 24 September 2018 12:00

Panel 4

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Panel discussion after Trip Lee’s talk at the 9Marks at Southeastern conference.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Monday, 24 September 2018 11:00

Panel 5

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Panel discussion after Chuck Lawless’s talk at the 9Marks at Southeastern conference.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Church discipline—the very phrase sends a shiver down the spines of some. Questions arise about fairness, forgiveness, grace, compassion, and love. Accusations fly—of pride and divisiveness, self-righteousness and judgmentalism.

And if we’re honest, we fear what it will say about...

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When I was in seminary, on my way to visit family in Tennessee and Kentucky, I often drove past country churches labelled “Landmark Baptist.” I never knew what those churches were like, or where they came from. They seemed like they were probably theologically and socially conservative,...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:04

3 Reasons You Should Preach through the Psalms

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One of my most enjoyable seasons of preaching was the year I spent in Psalms. The series wasn’t chronological; that is, I didn’t move from Psalm 1 to Psalm 2 to Psalm 3 and so on (though there are benefits to that approach). My selection criteria included an eclectic mix of variables....

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 05:41

What does church membership have to do with love?

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Surely we know that we’re saved because our hearts are stirred and we’re moved to tears as we sing “Amazing Grace,” right? No, says John. We know we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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WORSHIP AT THE DAWN OF TIME 

Since the beginning of time, there has been worship—in heaven and on earth. In heaven above, seraphim flew before God in the heavens, singing, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isa. 6:3); angelic...

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 23:47

Book Review: No Quick Fix, by Andy Naselli

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Andy Naselli, No Quick Fix: Where Higher Life Theology Came From, What it Is, and Why Its Harmful. Lexham Press, 2017. 160 pps, $17.99.

 

Maybe it was the warm, amber glow of the campfire. Or maybe it was the soft, alluring melody and words of “I Surrender All” cycling in the...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 00:53

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Job

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John Calvin aptly described the world as the theater of God’s glory and the church as the orchestra. God is utilizing every event and object in the universe for the unfolding of a meta-drama that displays his majesty and mercy, and the church has a very important part to play in this drama....

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:23

How Does Church Discipline Change Our Relationships?

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Jonathan Leeman answers the difficult question, “How should we interact with someone who’s been disciplined from our church?”

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Authors: Daniel Gardner

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