Stand in the Gap Minute Archives
Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 - The Pro-Life Series: Created in God's Image
January 18, 2021
At what point is a child developed in God’s image? Scripture indicates it is the point of conception. While politicians often debate pro-life laws based on the point of conception, Scripture reveals God’s view of life in its earliest words. Genesis one twenty-seven notes God created people in His image. This includes life from the point of creation, or what we call conception. The issue is not the timing at which life is sacred, but the fact that all human life is sacred from the moment of creation. Did you know a newly developing child’s heartbeat exists at just twenty-two days of development? This is before most women even know they are pregnant. We dare not turn a blind eye to those created in God’s image. Rather, God’s Word repeatedly highlights the value of human life. We are created on purpose and for His purposes.
Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 - Freedom Under Fire Series: Recognize the Battle
January 11, 2021
Is America’s freedom under attack? As we look at today’s political landscape, we must begin with recognizing we are facing a battle. Many have used words like “fight” or “battle” regarding recent political events. But are we really in a battle? According to Scripture, we are facing a battle, but it’s not a fight against one another. Instead, we confront a spiritual battle. Ephesians 6:12 teaches “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Don’t forget our real enemies: Satan, sin, and the spiritual forces of evil. We must unite as believers against spiritual evil through God’s supernatural power. Only then will we prevail, leaning on the mighty power of our Lord.
Monday, January 4, 2021 - Identity in Christ Series: Children of God
January 4, 2021
We all seek meaning and purpose in life, but only in Christ can that hope be satisfied. I John 3 offers valuable insights into our identity as God’s children. Understanding our position in Christ will strengthen our faith and witness. If we know Jesus Christ as Savior, God’s made us part of His adopted family. He’s promised an inheritance, an eternal home in heaven and joint heir relationship with Jesus Christ Himself. Not employees, contractors, or slaves, we’re beloved sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father. And as only God our Father can do, He loves unconditionally. We can do nothing to make Him love us more or to love us less. May this understanding of our identity in Christ prompt us to love others unconditionally, express gratefulness to God, and model for a world in need His love and the only hope that truly satisfies.