Stand in the Gap Weekend Archives
Coronavirus, The Constitution and the Church
March 29, 2020 • March 29, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Joe Green, Keith Wiebe, and Jeremy Dys
Last week our nation experienced something we haven’t faced since World War II. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the federal and state governments placed certain restrictions on gatherings, businesses, and institutions limiting social interaction on a broad scale. The resulting panic left empty grocery shelves, abandoned school rooms, and a stock market crash rivaling Black Monday in 1929. Questions inevitably arise during a situation like this-such as, Does the government have the right to demand these closures? Are they infringing on our first amendment rights? What are the moral implications of these restrictions and are we witnessing the beginning of a government takeover whereby all institutions and business are regulated by federal laws, or a semi-Socialist state? The guest on this program, Jeremy Dys, attorney with First Liberty, helps us to practically and biblically understand how to respond in a time like this.
The Word of God Still Works in 2020
March 22, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Matt Recker, Micah Johnson
Psalm 212 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. As our nation moves into a time of uncertainty and anxiety over the Corona virus-we can be sure that the God whom the Psalmist wrote about, is the same God that keeps and preserves us in the midst of every crisis. On this program, hosts and guests will discuss the need for all, both young and old alike, to listen to and absorb the truths found in the Bible-because it is life and health for our souls!
God's Requirements for Answered Prayer
March 15, 2020 • March 15, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Keith Wiebe, Joe Green
If you’ve ever read the book of Leviticus in the Bible, you know that the theme of this book is to demonstrate the holiness of God-His perfection of character and wisdom. Everything related to the creation of the tabernacle-it’s altars, curtains, utensils, and even the kind of incense used was to be made a certain way with certain materials. All of these were in preparation for the Israelite people to worship God, to experience His glory and to seek His forgiveness from sin. The Bible says in the New Testament book of Hebrews-we no longer have to enter a tabernacle, present a sacrifice, or depend upon priests to intercede for us. The author writes that we can now enter the presence of God through a new and living way. The blood of Jesus Christ-applied to all who believe in him, has torn the vale of separation between us, and we can now pray to Him anywhere, anytime, and for any reason. While we no longer need to observe Levitical customs or laws, there are, however, four principles we must observe if we’re to see God hear and answer prayer.
Of Presidents and Precedents: Did our Founding Fathers Put Their Trust in a Big God, or a Big Govern
March 8, 2020 • March 8, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Gary Dull, Tim Barton
During George Washington’s first inaugural speech, he said, “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the People of the Unites States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of Providential agency.” Over 200 years later, we know that Washington was entirely right about the guiding hand of God in our nation’s founding and continuing to this day. But what do we know about our nation’s presidents and the godly precedents theyt set, particularly in the early years of our nation’s history? Our guest on this program, Tim Barton, President of WallBuilders, is going to give us some insights into why the Presidents did what they did-facts and stories you’ve probably never heard of. So, if you’re ready to be reminded about why and how God blessed this country stay tuned for this next hour of Stand in the Gap Weekend. Host: Isaac Crockett Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull\ Guest: Tim Barton
Another Way to Oppose Abortion and Support Life
March 3, 2020 • March 1, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Joe Green, Art Ally
“Over 60% of all the money invested in the mutual fund industry and in the stock market as a whole is invested by people who claim to be born again Christians. And if they would simply follow the dictates…in Scripture and quit aligning with people that are pursuing an unholy agenda and pull their money out…if they would do that, America would change overnight because it’s always about the money.” That quote was taken from today’s guest on our program, Art Ally, Founder and President of the Timothy Plan, a $1 billion mutual fund that screens out abortion companies and others who invest and participate in unbiblical and anti-family activities. If God has blessed you financially, and you don’t know where your investments are going, it’s time to take a look. Today’s program will help you understand why and how to make sure your money is being used to fund the things God loves, rather than the things He hates. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Joe Green Guest: Dr. Art Ally
The Corona Virus: What We Know
February 23, 2020 • February 23, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dr. Jane Orient
In 1918 the Spanish Flu epidemic affected almost 27 percent of the world population resulting in a death toll of quite possibly over 100 million people. Hopefully, when you hear those kinds of horrific numbers, you're thankful once again we’re not living in the early part of the twentieth century. However, the threat from epidemics and pandemics is far from over. Recent reports concerning the Corona virus coming out of the Wuhan province in China has many people wondering if we’re going to experience another ‘Spanish Flu’ type disaster; and while all accounting seems to reveal a low death toll compared to confirmed cases, China hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with information about what’s really happening on the ground. Whatever the case may be, our guest on this program, Dr. Jane Orient, is a member of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons and thus speaks from experience. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Dr. Jane Orient
Truth from Afar with IQ al-Rassooli
February 9, 2020 • February 9, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dave Kistler, IQ al-Rassooli
By the time this broadcast airs, we’ll have lived through yet another week of exciting news and events-some unprecedented and others certainly unpredictable. Whether it’s the Impeachment vote, Iowa Caucuses or the state of the Union, we’re witnessing a breathtaking display of politics at work. While it’s fascinating to watch history taking place in this fashion, what do others outside the US think about it? Our guest, IQ al-Rassooli hails from the UK but lived in the Middle East and traveled broadly. He’s going to give us a general sense of how Europeans are viewing the Trump administration and because of his Muslim background, he’ll be able to help us understand the dynamics surrounding the Middle East peace talks. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-hosts: Dave Kistler, Gary Dull Guest: IQ al-Rassooli
All Eyes on Jerusalem: Prophecy Unfolding
February 2, 2020 • February 2, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dr. Jimmy DeYoung
This past week, President Trump met with key political leaders to present his peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. Whether or not this deal will be accepted by both parties remains to be seen, but what we do know is that the Bible makes it clear-God’s people, the Jewish nation in Israel are at the center of history both now and forever. This program contains a Middle East update with frequent guest and friend of our ministry, Dr. Jimmy DeYoung. There are exciting and important things happening in Israel-headline making news that students of prophecy will want to know about. The World Holocaust Forum Day which took place in Jerusalem, President Trump’s peace plan, and intriguing developments between Russian President Putin, the Palestinians, and Iran are just a few of the events discussed on this program. Host: Sam Rohrer Guest: Dr. Jimmy DeYoung
Healthcare Freedom Update Wins, Concerns, and Continuing Struggles
January 25, 2020 • January 26, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dave Kistler, Gary Dull, Twila Brase
Should Christians be involved in the healthcare debate, tax reform, or foreign policy discussions? After all, these aren’t spiritual issues so why should we care what the government does in these areas? If this is one of the arguments you’ve heard in favor of staying out of politics, this program suggests that the Bible has a lot to say about these things. Whether by principle or example, the Word of God has the answers for “life and godliness”. Those areas that affect our lives-like health care and taxes-are important and we should take the time to understand the issues and evaluate them from a Christian worldview perspective. On this program our guest, Twila Brase, going to be talking about one of those- in particular-health care. The question we might ask ourselves in this instance is: Has the government been given the responsibility to oversee the health of its citizens? As Romans 13 clearly tells us, the role of government is to punish the evildoer and protect its citizens-not mandate health insurance or coerce doctors and hospitals to abide by politically correct ideology. And as you'll find out-neither are they given the authority to invade individual privacy. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-hosts: Dave Kistler, Gary Dull Guest: Twila Brase, President of Citizen's Council for Health Freedom
The Opioid, Mental Health, and HIV Crisis: Is there a Cure?
January 19, 2020 • Dr. Keith Wiebe, Dr. Gary Dull, Shannon Royce
Modern technology and advancements in science, particularly in the medical field, have resulted in great improvements for patients suffering from chronic pain. And while this kind of patient care is a real blessing, it can, in some instances, become a curse. On this Stand in the Gap Weekend Program, we’re going to be talking about the Opioid epidemic and other issues like the Mental Health Crisis and concerns with the HIV virus. These aren’t issues typically discussed within our churches, but the reality is that among those attending houses of worship, there’s likely to be found someone who is personally struggling with addictions or knows someone who is. While there are physical, emotional, and psychological reasons why someone may be dealing with addictions or mental health issues, the spiritual aspect plays an important role in the healing process. In fact, the promises of God found in the Bible, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can make all the difference in your life, or the life of a loved one. Shannon Royce, director of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joins the program as guest to discuss these serious medical concerns and suggest how we, the church, can be involved in bringing hope and healing to those who're struggling.
Viewing the Homeless Through God's Eyes
January 12, 2020 • January 12, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Rob Turchi,
In many large cities across the United States, homelessness has become a full-blown crisis. One website reported, “California’s most vexing issue is also its most shameful: the large and rising number of residents who lack a safe place to call home. In a state with vast amounts of wealth, more than 150,000 of its residents sleep in shelters, cars, or on the street.” While you and I might have a hard time understanding the complexity of the issue, our guest on this program will explain and hopefully enlighten us as to what millions of desperate people are experiencing and why. What does the Bible say about homeless people? What are the catalysts sending people to live on the streets and what can be done about it? These are just a few of the questions Rob Turchi, Executive Director of the Hope Rescue Mission in Reading, Pennsylvania will be answering.
When Leaders Pray
December 29, 2019 • December 29, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, David Barton
On December 18, 2019, President Donald Trump was impeached by the House Democrats. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, during a press conference, mentioned that she prays for the President. As the leader of the Democrat party in the House known for its liberal platform on abortion, gay rights, and socialist ideology, one wonders whether God really hears her prayers. You see, you can’t practice true prayer when your lifestyle and everything you stand for is in direct opposition to the One whom you’re praying to. No, prayer doesn’t work that way. It’s a powerful spiritual weapon, to be sure; but in order to wield it you must be properly motivated, prepared, and equipped. For those in leadership, by example and by precept you have the opportunity to call those under you to humbly but boldly come to God in prayer. Today's guest, historian, author and speaker David Barton is going to talk about what happens when leaders pray.
A Reason to Pray and a Reason to Rejoice
December 22, 2019 • December 22, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dave Kistler
King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes that “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” In thinking about life with its times and seasons, many people who have experienced periods of emotional, spiritual, or physical pain- know that God allows these things for a reason. One we may not know or understand until we reach eternity. On this program, Stand in the Gap Weekend Hosts discuss two reasons: A Reason to Pray and a Reason to Rejoice. Both reasons are important because they reflect commands given to us in the Bible. Certainly, this is a season of rejoicing with Christmas only a few days away. You'll hear about some exciting things happening in our nation’s capital and address some of the negative events taking place on the Hill.
A Story of Healing and Hope with Kris and Toni McFadden (Teen Challenge, Live Action)
December 15, 2019 • December 15, 2019 • Isaac Crockett, Keith Wiebe, Kris and Toni McFadden
According to the Department of Health and Human Services website, the start of the opioid crisis began in 1990, when pharmaceutical companies assured the medical community that pain-relieving opioids were not addictive, thus the increase in prescription drug use. Almost 30 years later, America is mourning more than 70,000 deaths a year due to opioid and drug overdoses. Two out of three of those deaths are due to opioid abuse. The challenge for rehab centers is staggering as they attempt to help addicts recover from their addictions, and the recidivism rate is telling-as almost two-thirds of state drug offenders were rearrested five years later according to government statistics. As believers, we know the only answer to the pain and difficulties life brings our way is an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. And the only safeguard against temptation is a commitment to lifelong discipleship and service to others. On this program, you'll hear from a couple who walked the path of addiction and pain-but found healing and restoration through divine encounters which led them to the ministry they’re currently serving in. Kris and Toni McFadden join us to tell about their journey on this edition of Stand in the Gap Weekend.
Public Prayer, the Constitution and Public Schools
December 8, 2019 • December 8, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dave Kistler, David New
On this program, guest David New is going to be talking about another national observance that has its roots in the Thanksgiving story. You'll hear why the activities that take place on this day are woven into the fabric of American history, and why we must be reminded of their necessity. It was in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln declared a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving while the first National Day of Prayer was established by President Truman in 1952. And contrary to popular opinion, our Founders, Presidents and Congress all knew the importance of prayer and regularly called our nation to days of solemn fasting and prayer. These prayers have been memorialized for us in the pages of our founding documents which will also be discussed on this episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend.