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Understanding the Great Commission

Understanding the Great Commission

by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman

God means to fulfill the Great Commission through local churches.  How did the apostles and the churches of the New Testament obey the Great Commission? By gathering Christians together in churches. The church is God’s plan for evangelism, discipleship, and the Great Commission. This connection between the Great Commission and the church dram… Read more…

Understanding The Lord's Supper

Understanding The Lord's Supper

by Bobby Jamieson and Jonathan Leeman

Why did Jesus give the church a meal to eat together? The Lord's Supper isn't just something churches do together, it's something that binds us together, making many into one. This accessible work biblically explains what the Lord's Supper is, how it relates to a local church's life together, who should celebrate the Lord's Suppe… Read more…

Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ's Rule

Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ's Rule

by Jonathan Leeman

The church is political. Theologians have been debating this claim for years. Liberationists, Anabaptists, Augustinians, neo-Calvinists, Radical Orthodox and others continue to discuss the matter. What do we mean by politics and the political? What are the limits of the church's political reach? What is the nature of the church as an institution? How… Read more…

Don't Fire Your Church Members: The Case for Congregationalism

Don't Fire Your Church Members: The Case for Congregationalism

by Jonathan Leeman

Church membership is not just a status, it’s an office. Leaders shouldn’t fire members from the responsibilities given to them by Jesus—they should train them! When members are trained, the church grows in holiness and love, discipleship and mission.  Complacency and nominalism are diminished. Jesus gives every church member an office … Read more…

Understanding Baptism

Understanding Baptism

by Bobby Jamieson and Jonathan Leeman

What's the big deal about baptism? Jesus commands his disciples to be baptized, and it’s a glorious picture of a person’s union with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Still, many Christians feel unclear about the topic, having more questions than answers. This short work provides a biblical explanation of baptism. What is it?… Read more…

Understanding the Congregation's Authority

Understanding the Congregation's Authority

by Jonathan Leeman

Congregational authority is less about the meetings and more about the mission. Congregationalism has a bad rap for well-known reasons: inefficient meetings, upstart members, browbeaten ministers. But biblical congregationalism isn’t so much about the meetings. It’s about empowering the whole church to promote and protect the gospel. Pastors… Read more…

Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age

Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age

by Mark Dever, Michael A. G. Haykin, Jonathan Leeman, Thomas R. Schreiner, Stephen J. Wellum, Thomas White, Shawn Wright, Andrew M. Davis, Benjamin L Merkle, John S Hammett and Kirk Wellum

Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Yet polity remains as important now as it was in the New Testament.   What then is a right or biblical polity? The contributors to this volume make an exegetical and theological case for a Baptist polity. Right polity, they argue, is congregationalism, elder leade… Read more…

The Underestimated Gospel

The Underestimated Gospel

by Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, Matt Chandler, David Platt, John Piper, Jonathan Leeman, Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, Thabiti Anyabwile and CJ Mahaney

Everyone is looking for power. Political campaigns play to the power of fear and hope; advertising agencies rely on the power of appetite, both wielding power by the means of words. But churches have something different and better. Churches have the gospel. Though we live in the world, we must not wage war like the world, or fight with its weapons. On t… Read more…

Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus

Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus

by Michael Horton and Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman addresses the commonly asked (and often unanswered) question of, “Why should I join a church?” in a time when many are shunning the practice of organized religion. By offering a brief, straightforward explanation of what church membership is and why it’s important, Leeman gives the local church its proper due and builds a case for commi… Read more…

Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus

Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus

by Jonathan Leeman

More and more church leaders, pastors, and members are looking for guidance on how to practice church discipline in a biblical way. Here is a contemporary and concise how-to guide that provides a theological framework for understanding and implementing disciplinary measures in the local church, along with several examples of real-life situations. Drawing on … Read more…

Don't Call It a Comeback (Foreword by D. A. Carson): The Old Faith for a New Day

Don't Call It a Comeback (Foreword by D. A. Carson): The Old Faith for a New Day

by Collin Hansen, Justin Taylor, Kevin DeYoung, Ted Kluck, Tullian Tchividjian, D. A. Carson, Thabiti M. Anyabwile, David Mathis, Andrew David Naselli, Russell D. Moore, Jonathan Leeman, Tim Challies, Greg Gilbert, Owen Strachan, Denny Burk, Jay Harvey, A Naselli, Eric C. Redmond, Andy Naselli, Russell Moore, Ben Peays, An Naselli, Darr Patrick, R , James L HarveyIII and Peay

Recent cultural interest in evangelicalism has led to considerable confusion about what the term actually means. Many young Christians are tempted to discard the label altogether. But evangelicalism is not merely a political movement in decline or a sociological phenomenon on the rise, as it has sometimes been portrayed. It is, in fact, a helpful theological… Read more…

The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love (Foreword by Mark Dever): Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline

The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love (Foreword by Mark Dever): Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline

by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman

When the world speaks of "love," it often means unconditional acceptance. Many churches have adopted this mind-set in their practice of membership and discipline-if they have not done away with such structures entirely. "Yet God's love and God's gospel are different than what the world expects," writes Jonathan Leeman. They're cen… Read more…


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