Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 5: Is COVID-19 a Judgment from God? Understanding Pandemics Biblically and Pastorally (with Tom Schreiner)By J. Leeman, T. R. Schreiner | 05.08.2020
Jonathan chats with New Testament scholar and pastor Tom Schreiner about pandemics in the Bible, God’s sovereignty, and how we ought to trust him even during difficult circumstances.
The Lord had been preparing us for this global pandemic through the ordinary means of pastoral ministry.
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.
If you’re reading this, you’re likely not live-streaming weekly church services during this pandemic-prompted lockdown.
If your church has decided to make the decision to livestream, here are some pieces of advice you may find helpful.
In this episode of Preachers’ Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Ed Copeland about preaching in a pandemic.
“King Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Now that’s good news. So why on earth would anyone want to reply to that, “Eh, half of it is, anyway”?
The cross and the kingdom are theologically inseparable because the only way into the kingdom is through the cross.
The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.
Any preaching that is distinctively Christian must keep listeners from confusing, or inverting, our “who” and our “do.”
Hell is real. It’s also difficult to talk about.
Preaching faithfully from the Old Testament is always a challenge. But preaching faithfully from the Old Testament Prophets is perhaps most challenging of all.
The Gospels give us beautiful portraits of Jesus; they give us rich theology. But they come with their own set of hermeneutical and homiletical challenges—challenges we must know how to navigate to faithfully proclaim Christ.
How long should you preach on Sunday?
I can’t think of a better venue for discipleship and leadership development than a weekly Sermon Application Team. And after five years, I can’t imagine writing a sermon without them.