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Taylor Sandlin: How Not to Waste a Crisis (Jeremiah 29:11)
Taylor Sandlin, senior pastor of Sugar Land Baptist Church in Sugar Land, Texas, addresses the concerns and uncertainties related to social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He speaks to the many “what about … ” questions people have in response to school closings, market downturns, church cancellations, etc. Citing Jeremiah’s experience of grief while still hoping in God, Sandlin calls his listeners and viewers to hope in God. Hope is not naïve optimism but is full awareness of the circumstances. Those circumstances don’t undo God’s plans.
This sermon was delivered on Mar. 15, 2020, during the morning worship service at Sugar Land Baptist Church in Sugar Land and was streamed on sugarlandbaptist.org.