Stand in the Gap Minute Archives
Willing to Stand Alone
October 9, 2017
It’s one thing to STATE that you're a Christian, it’s another thing to STAND as a Christian in the face of adversity…especially when you find yourself standing alone. Someone once said, “What you compromise to keep, you will eventually lose.” Scripture records Daniel’s life as one who stood for God, even in the face of death, unwilling to compromise. Will history record you as following in Daniel’s footsteps?
My Hope is in the Lord
October 2, 2017
On life’s journey, we all face “speed bumps” that can get in the way. Our adversary, the devil, is not satisfied with merely hindering our spiritual growth or frustrating our pursuit of fulfilling God’s will for our lives. He wants to STOP us all together. But there is only one way he can do that. Do you know what that is? In this week’s timely Stand in the Gap Minute program, we'll hear about this one thing that can stop you from growing in the LORD and fulfilling your destiny.
When Time Runs Out
September 25, 2017
Could Isaiah’s proclamation of judgment on Israel be relevant to America today? After many warnings, judgment came to Israel because they rejected God. Their time was up! In this week’s timely Stand in the Gap Minute program, we'll examine the reasons for God’s judgment on Israel and the parallel's to America today. Is America’s time up?
That Blessed Hope
September 18, 2017
There are many people in this world who are without hope. However, Christians should not be among them. Christians should be the neon signs that draw people’s attention and point people to a living hope found only in Jesus Christ! 1 Peter 3:15 says “…And be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.” Are you ready to tell others about the living hope you have in Jesus?
Where is Your Trust?
September 11, 2017
Amidst all the chaos facing our world and America today – natural disasters, terrorism, moral decay, and threats of war - will you prevail? It is in times like this that the source of our trust is exposed. Whose hand do you reach for in these troubled times for safety, peace, protection? In this week’s Stand in the Gap Minute, we're reminded of our need to place our trust in the Lord alone.
In the Face of Danger - Go Forward
September 4, 2017
Mankind is creative, innovative, inventive and imaginative. These assets have led to some of the greatest industrial and technological advances we’ve ever seen. However, mankind is rendered helpless and powerless when faced with Satan’s attacks. No physical or intellectual weapon can overcome a spiritual attack. Mankind needs to tap into a different, and stronger, power source outside of ourselves if we are to achieve victory over our spiritual adversary. In this week’s Stand in the Gap Minute you'll hear about this power source that encourages all believers to tap into this power in order to keep moving forward, even in the face of danger and peril.
Obedience: Then Unity
August 28, 2017
Everyone wants unity. Unity carries with it a sense of peace and joy, a sense of things being the way they ought to be. But too often there are barriers in people’s lives that hinder them from experiencing unity, whether in their personal relationship with God, in their home, or in their community. People must realize that obedience to God’s Word is the only roadmap that will lead to Unity! No exceptions. No compromises. No shortcuts. In this week’s Stand in the Gap Minute program, you'll hear about two specific barriers that hinder people from experiencing unity in their lives.
A Nation Blessed of God
August 21, 2017
Many people confuse God’s LOVE and God’s BLESSINGS. God’s LOVE is unconditional, but His BLESSINGS are conditional. No person, family, or nation, can expect God to bless them if they are not living according to His ways – pleasing in His sight. In Deuteronomy 30:19, Moses says “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” Which will you choose? Which has America chosen?
Choose to Trust
August 14, 2017
If the economy were to crash tomorrow, or if America fell victim to another terrorist attack, or if your home caught fire and you lost everything, where would you turn for help? How would you find peace? In whom would you trust? There are many things in this world that we cannot control. But one thing we can control – in whom we place our trust. Ps. 20:7 says, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” Though chariots may fall, though fires of war and persecution may rise – one thing is sure, the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever!
No Secret Disciples
August 7, 2017
The mark of a true disciple of Jesus Christ is the willingness to deny one’s personal ambitions in pursuit of the will of God. In Matthew 16, Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Jesus’ hands and feet bear the marks of his commitment to God’s will for his life – from which we receive eternal life. Likewise, a disciple’s hands and feet should bear the evidence of being about our Father’s will. Please listen to this week’s Stand in the Gap Minute program as we're encouraged to be salt and light, to bear the mark of being a true disciple of Jesus Christ.
In Times of Deception-Stand Fast for the Truth!
August 31, 2017
Is your faith in God’s Word stronger today than yesterday, or do you find your faith troubled or shaken by the storms of life around you? Paul exhorted the church in Ephesus to “Henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” Ephesians 4:14 There is a place where your faith can find strength and peace. Please listen to this week’s Stand in the Gap Minute program to identify the place where your faith can have firm footing, even amidst the storms.
Jesus Christ-No Neutral Ground
July 24, 2017
Some people want it both ways – they want Jesus to be their Savior so they will go to heaven, but they want to maintain the right to be lord of their own lives, living to please themselves. You can’t have it both ways! There is only ONE WAY to Heaven - Jesus. There is only ONE Lord of our lives – Jesus. Please listen to this week’s Stand in the Gap Minute program reminding us that there is no neutral ground when it comes to who Jesus is.
In Troubled Times- Be Bold!
July 17, 2017
Despite mounting persecution against him wherever he went, Paul boldly declared the gospel message, knowing that the gospel is “the power of God unto salvation.” (Romans 1:16) Proverbs 28:1 says “…the righteous are bold as a lion.” Please listen to this week’s Stand in the Gap Minute program as we're encouraged to follow Paul’s example – boldly living out our faith in Christ.
Watch Out for Those Who Creep About!
July 10, 2017
The Apostle Jude’s letter contained some clear warnings for the church - warnings that the church today in America should heed very carefully. What were his warnings? How are they relevant to the church today? Listen to the Stand in the Gap Minute to find out!