Coronavirus / COVID-19
Preparing God's people to both stand firm and minister through this difficulty
Has society judged the value of social gatherings at churches to be comparable to that in beauty salons, fitness centers, movie theaters, stadiums, bowling alleys, and casinos? Could it be that society has weighed the value of our contemporary churches and deemed their message and services to be virtually irrelevant to daily life, offering nothing in a time of crisis that our country can’t live without?Read More
Faced with an invisible enemy that has cratered our economy and threatens to kill untold numbers across our nation and around the world, we in America are responding in much the same way as those we read about in the book of Revelation. … When we arrive at the other side of this pandemic, what will be said about our reaction? How will we be changed? Will we respond like…Read More
MEETING THE THREAT OF THE CORONAVIRUS
Matt Bennett, Founder and CEO of Christian Union, wrote this article as the first of 40 daily devotionals produced by Day and Night to accompany its call to 40 days of prayer and fasting for America. “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour…
18 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS
It seems everyone is talking about the coronavirus. This provides us ample opportunity to have relevant and meaningful conversations about the trajectory of our nation. But our conversations should be governed by facts. Below are some key truths to help guide our thinking and conversations….
A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM A CHINESE CHRISTIAN TO AMERICA
Not meeting in my local church building for Sunday worship because of the coronavirus reminded me of my church experience in China before becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Our gatherings were forced to scatter; our meeting places were bulldozed; believers were threatened and arrested. Christians in China are still persecuted for their faith, resulting in a lot of unknowns for tomorrow among God’s people. Nonetheless…
HOW TO LOVE OTHERS IN A PANDEMIC
Loving others in the midst of a pandemic begins with purging fear from our spirits. First John 4:18 reminds us, “There is no fear in love.” If we fixate on personal risk, worrisome hypothetical scenarios, and unknown factors, we will be ill-equipped to reach out to anyone. Instead, these things will foster within us a…
INSIGHTS: Our Role in Defeating COVID-19
In this edition of INSIGHTS, Dave Warn reveals God’s remedy for the coronavirus! Pandemics, and therefore the coronavirus, are talked about in the Bible. It’s time to see it, wake up, and for the body of Christ to lead during this national emergency!
VIRAL LOVE IN TIMES OF CRISIS
The story of pandemics is as old as human history. In fact, the rise of Christianity probably would not have happened without them. A close look at the records from Roman cities of the era reveals that the Christian response to epidemics is a large part of the reason why faith triumphed over unbelief….
GOD’S REMEDY FOR AN INFECTED NATION
What is the church’s message during this time of national difficulty? For weeks, America’s elected officials have worked overtime to propagate a message of social distancing and increased hygiene. What about the church? Are God’s people working overtime to propagate a particular message to an infected nation filled with fear and anxiety? … provides God’s people with an action plan for aligning our hearts with the heart of God in times of crisis….
PREPARING TO MINISTER IN A PANDEMIC
Two things offer Christians a great advantage in understanding what is transpiring around us. In Matthew chapter 22, some religious leaders asked Jesus a question. These were people trying to make sense of the world around them, but…
EVALUATING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
Perhaps the most debilitating symptom of the coronavirus is fear. Officially a global pandemic, and declared a national emergency in America, the coronavirus is producing widespread fear and panic. Is this fear merited? And what should our mindset be as Christians in this time of national anxiety?