Class I: Introduction

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

God calls us today—the very imperfect people who compose his Church—to the task of displaying the glory of his perfect character

Class II: Church Membership

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

I. INTRODUCTION Good morning and welcome! This is the second class in a thirteen-week course on living together as a church. This morning, we will consider the idea of church membership and how it facilitates unity within the church. Before we begin, let’s pray. Church Membership—Why Bother? I wonder if you’ve thought much about why […]

Class III: Preaching

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

We cannot claim that our church is founded on the Word of God unless our church is founded on the preaching of that Word.

Class IV: Corporate Prayer

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Given how central prayer is to our lives as Christians, it makes sense that prayer is a vital part of building unity in our church.

Class V: Church Government

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What exactly is church government? Put simply, it’s the system by which decisions are made in a church, a description of where authority resides.

Class VI: Fellowship

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What does it mean to have healthy relationships in the church? Why should we care?

Class VII: Discontentment

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Can you recall the last time you were deeply disappointed by another church member? What about the last time you felt like a church let you down?

Class VIII: Church Leadership

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Through submission we model the godly humility that should characterize us as a church, and we maintain our Christian unity in the midst of disagreement.

Class IX: Church Discipline

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

How should we react to unrepentant sin in the church?

Class X: Encouragement

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

As Christians, and especially as fellow church members, we are accountable for each other.

Class XI: Serving and Giving

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What do we mean by serving or giving? We mean spending yourself—your time, your gifts, your resources, your energy—for the good of the church.

Class XII: Worship

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What is worship? What does it mean to worship God? And what does worship have to do with the unity that should exist in the body of Christ?

Class XIII: Corporate Evangelism

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Throughout the Bible and the history of the church, God has used the witness of the church to draw people to himself.

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves?

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 02.25.2010

Salvation is of grace, from beginning to end.

Sample Sunday School Class-On Corporate Prayer

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 02.25.2010

In corporate prayer we show our utter dependence to God as a church.

Book Reviews

living church stott

Book Review: The Living Church: Convictions of a Life Long Pastor, by John Stott

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

I found myself deeply encouraged by the reflections of this life-long pastor, who has been such a clear gift to Christ’s church.

hip hop church

Book Review: The Hip Hop Church, by Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson

Review by Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Read the book to be more conversant with the young people of your congregations. But I would not recommend it for basic ecclesiological strategy.

market driven church

Book Review: The Market-Driven Church, by Udo Middleman

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Skip it and go read something by David Wells.

they like like jesus but not the church

Book Review: They Like Jesus But Not the Church, by Dan Kimball

Review by Kevin McFadden | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Kimball’s book provides good insight into how some non-Christians think, and readers will be challenged by his excellent diagnostic questions at the end of each chapter.

irresistable revolution

Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

Review by Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

The book’s theology is an unbiblical and incoherent synthesis which might be described as popularized Christian anarchism for young, disaffected, middle-class Americans.

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
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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
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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
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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
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The Church’s Mission

October 2006
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The Emerging Church

September 2006
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Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999