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How Should We Think about Parachurch Ministries?

How should we think about parachurch ministries? The Nine Marks Journal has given us several helpful articles in “Church and Parachurch - Friends or Foes.” These articles deal with issues of accountability, prioritization, the creation of a celebrity culture and… particularly, the centrality of the local church.

In this Nine Marks Journal...


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The Four-Fold Way of Puritan Evangelism in the Church

Posted on Apr. 18, 2017

How would Puritan ministers go about evangelizing?

Joel Beeke explains that there were four distinct characteristics of Puritan evangelism.

First, their evangelism was biblical. They always used biblical texts. They were men of the book. Second, they evangelized doctrinally. They knew how to take biblical truths and use Scripture to...


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Church Leaders Who Embrace Worldliness

Posted on Apr. 14, 2017

How does a pastor’s embracing of worldliness hurt both believers and unbelievers within the church?

Paul Washer explains in this video that when pastors do not preach the true Gospel and use worldly means to attract people, churches become filled with carnal people. A pastor who embraces such a methodology hurts both the believers and...


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The Church’s Duty to Equip the Saints

Posted on Apr. 12, 2017

How is a church to equip the saints for evangelism?

Don Hart explains in this video that the modern church needs to realize and understand that as pastors preach and exposit the Scripture, they are preparing the members of the church to go out and evangelize throughout the week.

Many modern churches have become misguided in their application...


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You Must Know This

It is popular for the millennial generation and many others to say that you can't know the answer to important questions regarding your soul. The spirit of the age is uncertainty and tentativeness. To have a firm opinion on a matter of morality or spirituality is not considered socially acceptable. For some, having a firm opinion is unwise...


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The Minister as Leader of Evangelism in the Local Church

Posted on Apr. 11, 2017

How ought a pastor or elder train others to evangelize?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that the Puritans believed that the believers should learn how to evangelize from the pastor in the church. The pastor would evangelize the various families in the pulpit and in the home. He would teach them how to do family worship and how to evangelize...


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Unity in Your Family, and Harmony with the Local Church

Scripture makes it clear that parents are primarily responsible for the discipleship of their children. But that’s not all. The local church has also been given a significant role in that same work of discipleship through preaching, fellowship, hospitality, discipleship, prayer and evangelism. At the National Center for Family-Integrated...


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Do Family-Integrated Churches Ignore the Lost?

Posted on Apr. 10, 2017

How should family-integrated churches address unsaved individuals?

Kevin Swanson explains that a lack of evangelism stems from a lack of faith and courage to communicate the Gospel. Some individuals say that one way to evangelize the world is to send their young children to public schools. But this is not wise and goes against Scriptural...


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