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Sunday Sermon by Tony Evans

Here’s a sermon to consider for this Sunday, March 28, as we don’t have a MainStreet service this Sunday. We are planning to put out some kind of pre-recorded service and sermon for the next couple Sundays (Palm Sunday & Easter Sunday) alongside our live and interactive Wednesday night gathering.

This message spoke to me on a few different levels. Though I want to be clear that I don’t believe God “creates” and “sends” viruses per se. I do believe God can and does withdraw his protective hand at times, and allows the destructive powers of this fallen creation (including viruses) have their way for a time. This is what Tony Evans calls God’s “passive wrath” in this sermon.

That issue aside, I think we need some real preaching in this moment — a getting back to the basics of the faith and our need to turn toward God with renewed vigor and commitment. This message is a good and timely reminder.

On a personal note, I was convicted by his statement, “This is no time for sermonettes, but real ‘Thus saith the Lord preachin.” I have been putting out several 5 minute “Daily Sparks” throughout the week and haven’t done a full sermon for a couple weeks. These sparks are intended to be more “inspirational” than formational teaching. We need both — especially right now.

So, while I will continue the Daily Sparks for a while, I’m itching to share fuller Sunday sermons in the coming weeks as well. Stay tuned.

Jeremy Berg is the founding pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church in Mound, Minnesota, and Professor of Theology at Solid Rock Discipleship School. Jeremy is completing his doctorate in New Testament Context under Dr. Scot McKnight at Northern Seminary in Chicago. He holds a M.A. in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary (2005) and B.A. from Bethel University (2002). He and his wife, Kjerstin, keep busy chasing around three kids, Peter, Isaak and Abigail.

1 comment on “Sunday Sermon by Tony Evans

  1. Char Rotvold

    Good Word… thank you Jeremy!

    Sent from my iPhone

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