Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Pastor Tony Evans has COVID-19. In an Instagram post on Friday, Evans said he is undergoing treatment for the virus and asked for prayers for his ministry, family, partners, and church members during this time.
In spite of his positive diagnosis, Pastor Evans preached a sermon on Job which was titled “A Spiritual Weather Forecast.” Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, located in the Dallas, Texas area, had to cancel many of their services this past week due to record-breaking weather conditions that left many without power, water, and heat in Texas. Evans preached Sunday’s sermon from his home, and it was broadcast via the church’s website and social media.
Evans told his viewers “Please do not miss God in this,” referring to all that has been happening in the world over the past year and the unpredictable weather Texas faced over the past week.
Evans explained he was sharing the photos of the damage to “encourage more people to pray for those who are truly impacted by this weather.”
Pastor Evans said in his post that their offices “will be fine. We will rebuild….But because Texas is not a cold-winter-state, many people have lost much more than this,” and asked people to pray for those struggling from the effects of the storm. “Prayers make a difference,” he said as he thanked those for bringing others who are in need before the throne of our great King.
You can read Dr. Tony Evans post from his Instagram page below:
It’s been a difficult week for us at The Urban Alternative, but we are continuing to thank God for His grace, covering and presence.
It started last Friday with my positive COVID diagnosis for which I’m continuing to seek treatment, and coveting the prayers of our ministry family, partners and church members. I shared this news with our church last Saturday.
Then, the winter freeze hit Texas and has caused so much damage to so many people’s homes, health, businesses, churches and more. These two photos are of our offices for The Urban Alternative where dedicated team members have been shipping anything and everything you’ve requested from our ministry over the years (books, CDs, DVDs). As you can see, the pipes burst and the entire facility is flooded. I share this to help encourage more people to pray for those who are truly impacted by this weather. Our offices will be fine. We will rebuild. We will continue serving those who partner with us in ministry. But because Texas is not a cold-winter-state, many people have lost much more than this. Power grids have completely shut down in some areas causing internal temperatures to get dangerously low. Many are now without water. Frozen pipes have caused homes, churches and businesses to flood. Livestock has been affected. The elderly have been shut in, some unable to get the medical help they need.
Will you join me in praying for everyone struggling through this storm? Will you remember to bring those in need before the throne of our great King? God bless you as you do this for others. Prayers make a difference.
Lord willing, I plan to preach a sermon on Job which we will post on Sunday, on our church’s channels and on our ministry’s social media channels. Please pray for me as I prepare for this message. And check back in on Sunday to hear what God has put on my heart for so many facing a difficult season right now. God is good and He IS faithful.
Pastor Evans did preach that sermon on Sunday. The sermon, titled “Spiritual Weather Forecast,” addressed the recent winter storm that crippled most of Texas and the current pandemic the world is facing. You can watch the full sermon below.