Pastoring in a Pandemic Episode 2: How COVID-19 Exposes & Embarrasses the Prosperity Gospel with Conrad MbeweBy C. Mbewe, J. Leeman | 05.04.2020
Jonathan Leeman chats with Conrad Mbewe, a pastor from Zambia, about how COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to expose the lies of the prosperity gospel, and to reach out to those people deceived by it.
What COVID-19 has done is to show us our need of the glorious biblical gospel, which satisfies us whatever circumstances we may be in.
Some professing Christians don’t know what it means when we say “Jesus died for you.” Pulpits are to blame for this serious confusion.
Malachi was the last voice of God to the people of Israel before the heavens went silent for about 400 years. Such a voice must be significant, even if only for that reason.
Instead of only giving pastors commonsense counsel about how to prevent burnout, let us go one step further and encourage them to regularly refresh themselves in the strong old Calvinistic doctrines.
Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as African Christianity or Asian Christianity or Western Christianity. The Christian faith is one, and it’s portrayed for us as such in the Scriptures.
I have neither felt underutilized nor overburdened. I am neither bored nor burnt-out. I am only grateful.
The day you lose your godliness is the day you lose your power in pastoral preaching.
In Zambia, the only free television channel that we have twenty-four hours a day is Trinity Broadcasting Network.