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I’m here blogging at the Shepherd’s Conference.  Mark Dever, Pastor at Capital Hill Baptist Church taught a seminar on how to build a healthy church.  It was very edifying and helpful.

Here are the top 5 quotes form his message.

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First off before I share my review I want to welcome all those who have recently found our blog on Monergism.com.  We are a blog that is intent on covering apologetics, Christian worldview and theology with posts on book reviews, resources and our own written content.  Feel free to subscribe and bookmark our page for daily posts!

Mark Dever and Paul Alexander. The Deliberate Church.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, September 9th 2005.  221 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Both authors Mark Dever and Paul Alexander have written a helpful book for pastors and church leaders on doing church ministry according to the Bible and centered on the Gospel.  As the book states on page 28, “The Gospel alone shapes and evaluate must both shape and evaluate any ministry method we use.”  This is a great antidote to the seeker sensitive church method or other marketing gimmick that is driven more by man-centered pragmatisms instead of the Word of God.  I love how this book is both biblical and practical since I believe there is a real need of resources on practical ecclesiology (doctrine of the church).  Too often one find two kinds of extreme: practical works without it being biblical or biblical works on the church without a deeper practical picture of what does it look like.  Dever and Alexander writes from being biblically informed and years of wisdom and experience which through their 9 Marks ministry have greatly helped many other local churches including the one I minister at.

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A few days ago I listened to a sermon by Mark Dever for this year’s Together For the Gospel’s Conference in which Dever spoke on “Endurance Needed Strength for a Slow Reformation and the Dangerous Allure of Speed.”  I thank Vincent for sharing them with us!  I was blessed by the message and while it wasn’t expository preaching Mark Dever instead shared some important wisdom as to why pastors, church leaders (and by application, all of us) needs patience and aim for slow progress rather than believe the lie that many and quick is the goal.

It is a longer message but I listened to it while doing other things.  I was blessed and perhaps you would too!

 

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Here’s today’s “Church Sunday” post.

This is a short video clip on Church membership by the guys of Nine Mark Ministries.  It’s on church membership.

I’ll be sharing a bit more on church membership the next few Sundays.

Enjoy the Lord’s Day!

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The Gospel and Personal Evangelism Dever

Mark Dever. The Gospel and Personal Evangelism.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, September 7th, 2007. 124 pp.

I was reading this book together with a brother from church and found this to be a helpful resource.  I appreciated the tone of the book since it was pastoral, biblical and loving towards the Lord and those who don’t believe.  I enjoyed this book enough to went ahead and purchase a few copies for other members of my church for Christmas.

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truth and life conference

The Master’s College every year has a wonderful conference called “Truth and Life Conference.”  This year’s topic was on the subject of “Practicing the Biblical “One Anothers.””  It was held on January 14th-16th, 2015.

Below are the audios from the conference.  Enjoy!

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Shepherds Conference

 

The Audios for the 2014 General Sessions of the Shepherd’s Conference has been uploaded online!  I’m waiting for the Seminars to be put online.

I can’t wait for the 2015 Shepherd’s Conference already!

General Session I — John MacArthur


General Session II — Phil Johnson


General Session III — Mark Dever


General Session VI — Al Mohler


General Session VII — Tom Pennington


General Session IX — John MacArthur


General Session VIII — Steve Lawson

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