Stand in the Gap Minute Archives
Monday, October 25, 2021 - Waiting on the Lord Series: Waiting for Christ's Return
October 25, 2021
Transcript: We live in an instant culture that does not like to wait. Yet Scripture often calls us to wait for the Lord. How does this apply to our lives today? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. Psalm 24:14 teaches us to, “be strong, and let your hearts wait for the Lord!” The context of the Psalm was a response to pain and to overwhelming enemies. When we face challenges in life that we cannot control, we don’t give up. We look up to the One who can save us. In the New Testament, the apostle Paul calls us to encourage one another with the words of Christ’s any-moment coming. Patience does not equal passivity. Waiting for the Lord includes active obedience, knowing we must do all we can before His return as we seek to hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Friday, October 22, 2021 - The Truth Is:...As for Me and My House
October 22, 2021
Transcript Today, we conclude this week’s focus on Truth. In Joshua 24:15, Joshua challenged the people by saying, ‘if you’ve got a problem serving Jehovah God, then be honest enough to state who you will serve.” Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. Serving God requires purposeful choices with a life that proves it! While most Americans say they’re Christians, their lives don’t prove it -and our culture unfortunately reflects it – saltless salt, little light, no morally prevailing influence. It’s our lives -not our words that matter. The time has come to reject idle speech, and hearts that worship other gods. Holy living, a compelling Christian testimony, and embracing Truth with no other gods before us is a choice. May we like Joshua declare, “but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!” Will you join with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV and choose to serve the Lord of Truth? Sign up and stand with us at American Pastors Network dot net
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - The Truth Is...The Sword of Truth
October 21, 2021
Transcript: In Matthew 10:36, Jesus – the Truth -made a startling statement – “I am not come to send peace but a sword.” Ever wonder why the God of peace would contrast peace with a sword designed to divide? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. When pastors rightly preach and apply God’s Word and people embrace the sword of truth, it’ll instruct, bring clarity from confusion, and heal the evil division caused by the enemies of Truth who pit rich against poor, white against black – the kind of division that’s evil, and God hates. But dividing truth from lies, Christ from Satan is essential for healing and eternal life. Accepting Christ as Truth brings God’s peace. Rejecting Christ brings judgment and separation from God’s peace. Any surprise the world hates Christ, the Truth, and Christians who live it? Will you join with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV and wisely use the sword of Truth? Sign up and stand with us at American Pastors Network dot net
Tuesday, October 19, 2024 - The Truth Is...When the Enemy Comes in Like a Flood
October 19, 2021
Transcript: This week we’re focusing on Truth. Isaiah 59:19 says, “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against them.” As evil floods our land, and truth falls in the streets, Isaiah declares that God’s Spirit will raise up a standard against it. Hello. I’m Sam Rohrer, with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. This standard of course is Jesus Christ, the Way and the Truth. But God often chooses to raise up His prepared Remnant as the salt and light -the standard to oppose the evil. At APN, we equip, encourage, and assist God-ordained pastors in the pulpit to be vanguards for Truth. Yet, every true Christian is part of God’s empowered standard to stand against the enemies of Truth. Are you doing your part where you are? Will you join with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV and raise the standard of truth? Sign up and stand with us at American Pastors Network dot net
Monday, October 18, 2021 - The Truth is...Series: What is Truth?
October 18, 2021
Transcript: Pilate asked Jesus life’s essential question: What is truth? Some time ago, I interviewed a candidate for public office and asked him to define Truth? His answer: “I don’t know.” So I asked, “How will you make your decisions in office and know you’re right?” He said, “I guess I’ll follow my gut.” Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. Truth’s not subjective, open for debate or found in the gut. Rejecting Jesus as Truth -like Pilate – ensures no moral compass. Rejecting Truth results in confusion, moral bankruptcy, bribery and corruption. Rejecting Truth guarantees that no person in office be they Republican, Democrat, or Independent- can lead with integrity, principle and consistency since each desirable character traits hinges on Truth as defined by God’s Word and modeled by Jesus Christ. This week, I’ll focus on truth and what the Bible says. Will you join with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV and embrace the truth? Sign up and stand with us at American Pastors Network dot net
Friday, October 15, 2021 - Resisting Evil Series: Overcome Evil with Good
October 15, 2021
Transcript Our current lawless society witnessed by violent protests, looting, and the destruction of historic monuments can cause fear and frustration. Thankfully, God gives us the right way to respond to the upheaval we’re experiencing today. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. Psalm 7:9 teaches God establishes the righteous. Psalm 34:15 adds, "The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous." When it comes to the righteous, we must choose to personally obey the commands of God, live out the commands of God, unapologetically articulate the truth, and proclaim the truth. If we want to see a better tomorrow in our nation, it will require confronting evil, not running from it, as we seek to advance God's standards for a godly and orderly society – first in our own lives then broadly in our culture. Only then can we expect God's blessing upon our lives and upon our nation. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Resisting Evil Series: Restore the Law
October 14, 2021
Transcript We must all resist the lawlessness and the evil in our nation day? In August 2020, our ministry sent an open letter to all citizens of Pennsylvania and each elected member of the 3 Branches of government. Why? To affirm the responsibility of the citizen and God's plan for civil authority, imploring leaders to recognize their accountability to God, the people, and the Constitution. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. As we argue in our letter, the state cannot remove the God-given liberty of others, including the gathering of churches for worship despite the threat of Covid-19. Our nation's Founders would adamantly oppose today's response by some states to limit the freedom of worship we have recently experienced. At all times, we must speak out and lift up God's standards of authority and His order for society. Don't back down when facing opposition. Join the work to restore the law, doing good where God has placed you today. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Resisting Evil Series: Actively Resist
October 13, 2021
Transcripts: Do you realize that when we remain silent in the face of evil, we actually endorse and encourage that evil? So how can we resist the sin we witness in today's culture? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. Proverbs 28:4 teaches, "Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them." At the American Pastors Network, we intentionally band together to faithfully stand for biblical truth in the public square. This includes preaching passionately the whole counsel of God, praying fervently, encouraging congregations, and engaging together as ministers. The lawlessness in our time is too great for only a few to oppose it. We must stand with one another, as believers, ministers, and congregations, to oppose evil and provide an influence of good in our society. We need you to join us through prayer, encouragement, and sharing information on key issues as we resist evil today. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - Resisting Evil Series: Standing in Fire
October 12, 2021
Transcript A Kroger grocery store recently fired two Christian workers who refused to wear an LGBT rainbow. What is the believer's responsibility in opposing beliefs that stand against our faith? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. In the case of these grocery store workers, Christians were fired, then chose to pursue a legal settlement. This conflict reminds me of the words of Isaiah 7:9 that read, "If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all." God is clear that silence is not an option in response to evil. We must take bold action and oppose sin. Otherwise, we are complicit participants of our surrounding culture. When you face opposition to your beliefs today, don't shrink back. Stand firm! The one who died and rose from the grave will give you the power to resist evil no matter what you face today. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Monday, October 11, 2021 - Resisting Evil Series: Respond with Salt
October 11, 2021
Transcript: Resisting evil is something every Christian must do. Sometimes that evil confronts us personally through words of hatred or animosity because of our biblical convictions. The apostle Paul instructs our response through a word picture related to salt. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke of our role as being salt and light. In the ancient world, salt primarily served as a preservative. Salt burns when placed into a wound, for example, but it heals as a result. Likewise, light chases away darkness, offering a better alternative that illuminates the way for others. And the darker the culture, the brighter our light shines when we speak truth to the evil around us. We cannot be silent at the evil in our culture, but are called to oppose it through our words and actions. Only then will we serve as the salt and light our Lord commands. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Friday, October 8, 2021 - God is... Series: Jesus is All Authority
October 8, 2021
Transcript: Law enforcement officers are sometimes referred to as the authorities because they have the power to arrest those who break the law. But parents, employers and those in public office are also authorities. But there is one who holds supreme authority having been delegated that authority by the Author of all Authority. That name is Jesus. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. This week, we’ve looked at more of God’s traits, including how they relate to Jesus. In Matthew 28:18, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” What does this mean? God has ultimate Authority has delegated all to Jesus Christ and all earthly authorities from all individuals, parents, employers, church and civil government authorities all report to Him and will give account to Him. May we understand God’s ranking of authority and that we all give account to Him one day. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - God is...Series: Jesus is King of Kings
October 7, 2021
Transcript: There’ve been many great leaders throughout history, but no leader compares to Jesus Christ the Son of God. The Bible refers to Him as the King of kings. A look at this phrase can change the way we live today. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. 1 Timothy 6:15 refers to Jesus as the King of kings, placing Him in a unique category unmatched by any other being. Jesus was more than a great human leader; He is the Son of God. He proved His identity through His death and resurrection, offering a display of power unmatched in history. The Bible says that one day, all will bow – including the kings of the earth – and will confess that Jesus is King to the glory of God the Father. Bow before Him now in repentance and receive eternal life so that you’ll not be forced to bow before Him before being condemned to eternal punishment. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - God is...Series: God is King
October 6, 2021
Transcription: As Americans, we value the opportunity to choose our leaders through the power of our vote. We don’t like the idea of being led by a king. What does it mean for us today that God is king? The answer is more powerful than you may think. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. Psalm 47:7 declares, “For God is the King of all the earth.” Why was this important? A king was the leader of the nation. By referring to God as king, it acknowledge Him as supreme over all kings.. The verse adds the response as well: “sing praises with a psalm!” When we recognize God as Supreme and king of all kings, including every aspect of our lives, our proper response should to ask of we honor Him with our words and our lives. If God is king – and He is– then let’s live lives devoted in service and worship to Him. Discover more encouraging resources at American Pastors Network dot net.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - God is...Series: God is Judge
October 5, 2021
Transcript: A judge holds the power to sentence someone who’s broken the law, or to set one free if he determines innocence. Is this how God operates today? Scripture offers both warning and hope to answer this important question. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. Psalm 50 verse 6 says, “The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge!” In biblical times, a human judge was often more than a legal decision maker. He also served as the leader of the community and held power over all laws. As God, He is the Judge of the world. It is him who decides our eternal fate. How can we be made right with God and escape eternal judgment? It’s through knowing the Son of God who forgives from all wrong and declares us justified. Romans 8:2 says “the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Wednesday, October 20, 2024 - The Truth Is...Absolute Truth, Absolute Cure
October 20, 2021
Transcript: Since our culture’s become so morally sick and defined good as evil and evil as good, is there a cure? When truth’s rejected and division results, is there healing? The answer is – there can be. Hello I’m Sam Rohrer with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. To some, the Bible’s inspiring – a good book. For others it’s a source of truth. At APN, we lift up the Word of God as the final authority – the only source of Truth. Never in error- always right. It alone defines good and evil. It alone can point the lost and wandering to eternal life. Its truth alone -if obeyed - can heal the lonely heart and restore the broken family. Obedience to God’s Word the Truth alone can restore our nation and return God’s blessing to us. An absolute cure exists -if we embrace Absolute Truth. Will you join with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV and promote the cure of Truth? Sign up and stand with us at American Pastors Network dot net