Stand in the Gap Minute Archives
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 - A Godly Attitude Series: Wisdom
January 27, 2020
There can be no mistake that a “can do” attitude is one of the most valuable assets an athlete can have. The numerous tributes to the late Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter accident this weekend, reflect his determination, energy, and effort to be the number one basketball player in the NBA. His legacy has and will inspire thousands to reach for the stars and dare to dream big. In a way, the athletic world is a microcosm of our lives. The ups and downs, injuries, fallouts, tragedies and victories are simply part of the human experience; but like Bryant, it’s our attitude that determines the legacy we’ll leave behind when all is said and done. As serious-minded Christians, the visage we reflect to a lost world during all the seasons of life will either help or hurt our testimony. May we strive to live our lives for the glory of God by reflecting an attitude of trust, faithfulness and gratitude each and every day. Listen to this week's Stand in the Gap Minute series titled: "A Godly Attitude".
Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 - Identity in Christ Series: Children of God
January 20, 2020
A person using a false identity is pretending to be someone they aren't. Labeled a fraud, cheat, or counterfeit, they're attempting to deceive others- usually for clandestine purposes. Today it would be correct to say that our culture is obsessed with false identities-not of the usual kind-but of the sexual kind-males and females pretending to be something or someone other than the gender they're born with. A phenomenon that is at best puzzling, at worst dangerous to the health and well-being of such an individual and society as a whole. A true identity is that which is based on reality. The Bible tells us that besides the physical identity we're born with, we also have a spiritual identity. It tells us we can experience another kind of birth, where we are “born again” into the family of God (Romans 8:15). Our new Father grants us all the rights and privileges of being called sons and daughters-and we are filled with a new Spirit of life that has conquered death and will live forever with Him. Wonder of wonders-this is the new identity to which each of us are invited to receive as our own. Listen to this week’s Stand in the Gap Minute Series titled “Identity in Christ” series to learn more.
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 - God's Warnings Series: Great Deception
January 13, 2020
As the saying goes, “All that glitters is NOT gold”. Indeed, how many of us have chased pleasure, status, and wealth only to find that it didn’t deliver the satisfaction or peace of mind promised. In a way, we were deceived-whether by worldly ambition or the praise of men. The Bible tells us that in the end times, there will be a great deception. The most egregious of lies will be perpetrated on the entirety of humanity as Satan uses false prophets and leaders to spread his hatred for all that is right and good. And he’s not waiting until then to deceive the masses; even now he conjures for the seekers and leads millions astray with humanist ideology, false religions, and every evil that exists under the sun. May we not fall prey to his lies and may we arm ourselves with truth and prayer-the real weapons of spiritual warfare that are mighty through God!