In an article by Samuel James titled, “Courage Takes More than a Keyboard: Christian Nerve in a Digital Age”, he writes, “It’s never been easier to fool ourselves that we are courageous when we really are not. Like the donkey who donned a lion skin to look like Aslan, or the “wizard” of Oz who was really just an old man with a machine, the image we project on our screens can be little more than self-aggrandizement. If our online audience could peek through the phone or laptop we hold, they would see the real us, and our “platform” would be laughed at rather than respected.” Perhaps you can identify with this sentiment. It’s much easier to keep people at arm’s length through a twitter or facebook account than to do the hard work of building relationships shoulder to shoulder or heart to heart. And staying true to our faith may mean defending the truth when it’s unpopular or sharing the gospel when it’s difficult or even dangerous. This program will include some lessons from the book of Daniel, a courageous hero of the faith-who’s story is both timeless and inspiring. Pastor Matt Recker shares how he's applying these lessons to everyday life.
Living Out Your True Identity: Lessons from the Life of Daniel
September 13, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Joe Green, Matt Recker
The Serious Stakes of the Upcoming Election
October 18, 2020 • Gary Dull, Dave Kistler, Jim O'Bryon
If we say someone leans to the right-politically, what do we mean? Conversely, if we say someone leans to the left-what do we mean? Most of us identify the right with Conservative Judeo-Christian values and the left as being more liberal-taking a progressive position politically. But would you be surprised to hear that the Bible has something to say about the right and the left that actually corresponds with our political parties today? It might not sound legitimate, but our guest on today’s program is going to share from his own personal Bible study on this topic, and then we’ll discuss some of the positions held by the left and the right leading up to the general election. These positions clearly define what’s at stake in this election and if you’re not sure where your party stands on the issues important to you-you’ll want to listen to this episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend! Host: Dr. Gary Dull Co-host: Dave Kistler Guest: Jim O'Bryon
Arrested for Singing?
October 11, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Gabriel Rench
On September 25th, just two weeks ago, people across the nation watched the spectacle of members from Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho arrested by local law enforcement. Their crime? Not wearing a mask or socially distancing from a crowd of about 100 people calmly worshiping God. This Psalm sing by the members of Christ Church was a protest against the overreach of Moscow’s mayor who extended the mask mandate and social distancing directives until January 5th, 2021- despite the fact that there hasn’t been a single death or hospitalization from the Coronavirus in the entire county where Moscow is located since the beginning of the pandemic. While this occurrence isn’t the only instance of local and state government overreach on COVID policies that infringe on our first amendment rights, it seems believers and churches across the nation are struggling to understand what legitimate or illegitimate authority is. Who has the right to tell people they can’t assemble and sing in public-especially when other groups are allowed to violently loot and burn private and public property? What’s behind the hypocritical behavior of governors, mayors, and political leaders whose motto is “do as I say, not as I do”. If we were being honest, we’d have to say it’s the fast track to tyranny for our country-and it doesn’t seem like an end is in sight. On this program you'll hear from Gabriel Rench, who was an eye witness of the event in Moscow. Host: Isaac Crockett Co-hosts: Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull Guest: Gabriel Rench
God's Message to America: Wake Up and Return to Me or Perish
October 4, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dave Kistler, Gary Dull, Jonathan Cahn
All throughout the Bible we read stories of nations like the children of Israel who were recipients of God’s judgment because of their idol worship and wickedness. But before God’s wrath fell on them, they were given warnings-a window of time and opportunity to repent of their sins and turn back to Him. You'd probably agree that God has been warning America about judgment for quite some time. After all, how can a righteous God look down from heaven and see a nation that began so well but has fallen so far and not begin to send her imminent warnings of destruction. Our guest on this program is going to offer his perspective on what’s happened in America. He’s the author of the book The Harbinger, and his newest release, The Harbinger II: The Return. Perhaps you’ve heard of Rabbi Jonathan Cahn and if you’re wondering what the word ‘harbinger’ means-it’s a person or thing that announces the coming of something else. A forerunner of sorts. For example, you could say John the Baptist was the harbinger of Jesus. He was the forerunner-the announcer of the Messiah. So if you’re a student of prophecy-and you want to know what harbingers have come to pass, and what’s left to come, you'll want to listen to this program. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-hosts: Dave Kistler Guest: Jonathan Cahn