Stand in the Gap Minute Archives
Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 - God's Warnings Series: The Great Deception
September 14, 2020
The Bible’s full of warnings. In Matt 24, Jesus warned His disciples to be on guard for mass deception. “Take heed that no man deceive you”. From official government statements, to media reports, to politicians who say whatever people want to hear, to pastors who only preach the ‘less offensive’ sections of Scripture-truth’s being compromised, suppressed and distorted. Mass deception’s the result. It’s past time that pastors and all Christians wake up and heed Christ’s warning. Just because the media reports or the President himself speaks, doesn’t mean it’s true. Deception and lies prevail when a nation denies God’s power, the culture repudiates Biblical authority, and people become offended by the name of Jesus. Of this be certain. Christ’s warning to his disciples is our warning today. Are you aware-- or deceived?
Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 - Time to Grow Up Series: Growing up in Salvation
September 7, 2020
A young child's diet is closely monitored by their parents. Why? To ensure the growth and health of the child. But did you know, the Bible calls us to a similar monitoring of our spiritual diet? In 1 Peter 2:2, we are told, "Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation." As new believers, we begin with the basics, but we don't stop there. God intends for us to grow. However, too many Christians are content to remain spiritual infants, neglecting the diet needed to fully develop in their faith. Regular Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with other believers is necessary to becoming mature believers, both growing and then multiplying through leading new people to faith in Jesus. God has saved us to serve Him and others today.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - Racing to Revival Series: Requires Movement
August 31, 2020
Our spiritual lives cannot be static; we must move to win the spiritual race God has set before us. A Michigan mom known for running 100 mile ultra-marathons chose a creative response after her race was cancelled due to COVID 19. Instead of sitting at home, she mapped a course INSIDE her home. 106 laps equaled one mile, and she finished the entire race without leaving her house. While we may not be called to run a physical race within our home, we are called to a spiritual running event. Hebrews 12:1 teaches we are to "run with endurance the race set before us." A static Christianity does not accomplish God's will. He has a plan for each of us that includes forward momentum and faithful endurance. Don't be discouraged by the setbacks you face. Run with endurance today.