[1] Mark Dever, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2004), see chap. 3.

[2] John Piper, God Is the Gospel: Meditations on God's Love as the Gift of Himself (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2005), 38. Italics in original.

Thabiti Anyabwile is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Cayman Islands. Pastor Thabiti is the author of What is a Healthy Church Member?, The Decline of African-American Theology: From Biblical Faith to Cultural Captivity, and The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Preachers. He also blogs regularly at Pure Church and serves as a council member of The Gospel Coalition.