On the Use and Importance of Corporate Prayer

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 02.26.2010

Corporate prayer begins to take out the individualistic assumption that Christianity is only about me and my relationship with God.

A Biblical Theology of Corporate Prayer

By James Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 02.25.2010

Though we might fail to notice this in our individualized age, the Bible often assumes that God’s people will pray together. What’s significant about that fact?

Recommendations for Improving Public Prayer*

By L. Duncan, T. Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 02.25.2010

Let us make several recommendations for the improvement of public prayer.

Corporate Aspects of the Lord’s Prayer*

By Phil Ryken | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 02.25.2010

Since the Lord’s Prayer is a family prayer, we not only pray with one another, we also pray for one another.

Thirty Two Principles for Public Prayer

By Ligon Duncan | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 02.25.2010

Public prayer should abound in the language of Scripture.

Sample Corporate Prayers from December 2, 2007

9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 02.25.2010

We praise you that every blessing we receive from your hand is the overflow of the glories of your character. Amen.

Sample Corporate Prayers from December 9, 2007

9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 02.25.2010

It is to the praise of Christ alone that we pray these things, through him, amen.

Book Reviews

questioning evangelism

Book(s) Review: Questioning Evangelism & Corner Conversations, by Randy Newman

Review by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.02.2010

Evangelism doesn’t have to be only “random,” but natural relationships can be cultivated as God-given means of witnessing.

natural church development

Book Review: Natural Church Development, by Christian Shwarz

Review by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.02.2010

Schwarz’s low view of Scripture is also seen in his desire to place natural observations and research along side of or verifying Scripture.

advanced strategic planning

Book Review: Advanced Strategic Planning, by Aubrey Malphurs

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.03.2010

I’m not sure if Malphurs’s solution, his strategic planning program, is the cure-all for the church’s various maladies that he conceives it to be.

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Vanishing Church?

December 2014
9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology- the guardian and guide of the church

Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Fall 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
9Marks Journal: The Prosperity Gospel

Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
9Marks Journal: Evangelism part 2

Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
9Marks Journal: Evangelism part 1

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
9Marks Journal: Is Scripture enough?

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
9Marks Journal: Church and Churches

Church and Churches

May—June 2013
9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the workplace

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
9Marks Journal: Lay elders part 2

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
9Marks Journal: Lay elders part 1

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
9Marks Journal: Discipling in the church

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
9Marks Journal: Mercy ministry in the church

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
9Marks Journal: Wanted apostolic pastors

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
9Marks Journal: The underestimated doctrine of conversion

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
9Marks Journal: Don't be too cool for sunday school

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
9Marks Journal: Revitalize

Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
9Marks Journal: The pastor and his staff part 2

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011
9Marks Journal: The pastor and his staff part 1

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011
9Marks Journal: Church membership: Holding the body together

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011
9Marks Journal: Church and parachurch: friend or foe?

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011
9Marks Journal: Pastoral moves

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
9Marks Journal: Book reviews on the mission of the church

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
9Marks Journal: Hell

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
9Marks Journal: Pastoring women

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
9Marks Journal: Deacons are shock absorbers

Deacons

May—June 2010
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Missions

July—August 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Young Pastors

March–April 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008
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Living As a Church

May–June 2008
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Cooperation

March–April 2008
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Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Church and Culture

November–December 2007
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Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007
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The Gospel

July–August 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Preaching

May–June 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007
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Hospitality and Friendship

January 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006
9Marks Journal: Archive Issue

The Church’s Mission

October 2006
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The Emerging Church

September 2006
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Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999