"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?"
On January 11, 2020, news spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) claiming its first victim in Wuhan, China. By March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic. With a surge of fear and uncertainty, it's natural to wonder what God is doing.
In Coronavirus and Christ, John Piper invites his readers from around the world to unite, and stand on the solid Rock, who is Jesus Christ. 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. Do you wonder what God is doing through the coronavirus? Piper reveals six biblical answers to that question, reminding us that God is at work in this moment in history.
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
A Closing Prayer