Stand . . . in the Gap

May 25th, 2014

Heroes - Ezekiel 22:30

Memorial Day

Martin Luther - "Here I Stand"
Stand <> Our Culture

A Prophet from Nowhere? - 1 Kings 17:1Confrontation - Prophecy

The Context of History - 3 Kings (Saul / David / Solomon)

                             'Civil War
          Israel                                            Judah

     Jeroboam                                     Rehoboam
     Nadab                                          Abijah
     Bassha                                        Asa
     Elah                                            Jehoshaphat
     Zimri                                            Jehoram
     Omri                                            Ahaziah
     Ahab                                           Athaliah
    12 More                                       10 More

     722 BC Fell                                   586 BC Captured

Elijah' Stand - 1 Kings 17:1

His Name    His Land   His Style

Lessons from a Tishbite prophet

God looks for special people at difficult times.
God's ways and methods are often surprising - Isaiah 55:8
We stand before God first - Galatians 1:10
God answer when we stand

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Stand . . . When Outnumbered!

May 19th, 2014

Remember the Alamo

Following God . .  to a Dead end - Exodus 13:17-18

God's Direction - Exodus 13:20-22
God's Will - Ephesians 5:17 / 1 Thessalonians 5:18
God's Plan - Exodus 14:1-12

God Answers - Exodus 14:13-14

God                                                              Human Response
Do not be afraid                                              Fear
Stand Still                                                      Run
Watch / See                                                   Fight
The Lord will fight for you, Keep Quiet!              Tell Everybody

God's Actions

He told Moses to go forward - Exodus 14:15-18
He moved the cloud from above them to behind them - Exodus 1:19-20
He opened a path through the sea - Exodus 14:21-23
He brought confusion to the Egyptians - Exodus 14:24-31

Timeless Lessons when Outnumbered

Being outnumbered causes us to break lifetime habits.
When surrounded on all sides, the only place to look is up.
For God to get the glory, He must do the fighting.
Red seas open and close at the Lord's command, not ours.

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