Stand in the Gap Minute Archives
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!
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 - Pro-life Series: Created in God's Image
January 6, 2020
On January 24, thousands of pro-life activists, organizations, and individuals will gather in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate their support for the sanctity of human life. Whether we like it or not, this issue has become the defining issue of our time. As Christians who take God’s Word to be the moral authority in our lives, the pro-life movement should be near and dear to our hearts. If the law cannot protect life at its most helpless and vulnerable state in the womb, it stands to reason that eventually the status of life at any stage will hang in the balance, insignificant and powerless. This week’s Stand in the Gap minute series will challenge you to pray and act for the voiceless among us. May it never be said of us that we were unwilling to sacrifice for the sake of the children that might have been.