"This is a time when the fragile form of this world is felt. The seemingly solid foundations are shaking. The question we should be asking is, Do we have a Rock under our feet? A Rock that cannot be shaken—ever?" — John Piper
On January 11, 2020, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reportedly claimed its first victim in the Wuhan province of China. By March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization had declared a global pandemic. In the midst of this fear and uncertainty, it is natural to wonder what God is doing.
In Coronavirus and Christ, John Piper invites readers around the world to stand on the solid Rock, who is Jesus Christ, in whom our souls can be sustained by the sovereign God who ordains, governs, and reigns over all things to accomplish his wise and good purposes for those who trust in him. What is God doing through the coronavirus? Piper offers six biblical answers to that question, showing us that God is at work in this moment in history.
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The Occasion: Coronavirus
Part 1: The God Who Reigns over the Coronavirus
1. Come to the Rock
2. A Solid Foundation
3. The Rock Is Righteous
4. Sovereign over All
5. The Sweetness of His Reign
Part 2: What Is God Doing through the Coronavirus?
Preliminary Thoughts: Seeing and Pointing
6. Picturing Moral Horror
7. Sending Specific Divine Judgments
8. Awakening Us for the Second Coming
9. Realigning Us with the Infinite Worth of Christ
10. Creating Good Works in Danger
11. Loosening Roots to Reach the Nations
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books.