Gospel Resources for the Midst of a Pandemic
In the midst of a very tumultuous season, our hearts can grow restless, and our minds wander into all sorts of questions: "Will my family be ok? Will they be safe from the Coronavirus? Will I be able to keep my job? Are we going to be financially stable?" If we are not careful, our anxious hearts can lead us to doubts and fears. How, then, are we to respond? Where do we go for comfort?
Psalm 119:50 tells us where: "This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life" (ESV). That word "promise" refers to the Scriptures. It is the Word of God that comforts us in the midst of an uneasy season. It alone has the power to revive our hearts and anchor our hearts in the true source of comfort, and our only hope, Jesus Christ.
Because of this, we have compiled a list of Bible-saturated resources that could help us to read and meditate on Scripture in the midst of this pandemic. Our hope is that your heart might be stirred to make the Word of God your refuge in the midst of a worrisome season.
Dwell Audio Bible App - Hear God's Word for free for 60 days.
Crossway - Free Digital Bible Resources during Coronavirus - Free access to ESV Study Bible and other Study Bibles and resources from Crossway.
"A Small Book For The Anxious Heart" Meditations on Fear, Worry, and Trust by Ed Welch - A short, very helpful book on Biblical meditations about fear, worry and trusting in God.
Bob Kauflin - Songs to Sing in a Pandemic - Pastor Bob Kauflin compiled a list of gospel-saturated encouraging songs for this season
John Piper - How Do We Make Sense of the Coronavirus? - Pastor John Piper gives his pastoral advice on how to respond biblically to the pandemic
John Piper - How Do I Fight My Coronavirus Fears? - Pastor John Piper once again helps us to fight anxiety in this season with the truths of God's Word
Seeds Family Worship - 20 verses for your family to memorize in 2020.
WTS Bookstore - Read Slow: 15 readings to help us understand ourselves and our God in the midst of scary and uncertain times - WTS Bookstore compiled a list of 15 chapters to read slowly that reminds us who God is and why we can trust Him in the midst of the pandemic
Ligonier Ministries - All Teaching Series Now Free to Stream - R.C. Sproul's teaching ministry is offering all their teaching series for free on their app for a season.
Crossway - Free Resources for Your Stay at Home During COVID-19 - Additional free resources by Crossway.
Tim Challies - List of free or discounted Christian resources and classes - Blogger, Tim Challies, compiled a list of additional Christian resources available for free or at a discounted price for a season.
Free Emotional Intelligence Training from RW360 - Ken Sande's ministry, RW360, is making their training available online for free to everyone around the globe.