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The Greatest Needs Confronting America Series: The Need for Love

March 1, 2024

Transcript: What’s the greatest need in America today? It’s not a vaccine or a better economy, but something only Christ can give. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. This week, I’ve presented greatest needs in America. repentance, a revived church, truth, and perseverance. A greater need and more powerful in many ways is the need to demonstrate agape love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 teaches, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” You see, Jesus taught that others will know we are His followers by our love for one another. This convicting truth challenges us to evaluate our daily actions. We let our light shine brightest when we walk in truth, witness of the truth and show Godly love to others. There’s no greater need in our nation, or for our world. How well are you demonstrating God’s love? Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.

The Greatest Needs Confronting America Series: The Need for Endurance

February 29, 2024

Transcript: What does every Christian need? Endurance! It’s been said the Christian life’s not a sprint. but a marathon. And it’s true! But how do you run the race with endurance? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. Hebrews 12 teaches us to “run with endurance the race set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.” These powerful words of Scripture remind us our victory is found in our relentless pursuit of Christ. We live in a culture that values speed. We cook food in a microwave, and find ourselves frustrated if our internet connection’s too slow. This attitude though often creeps into our spiritual lives, as we find ourselves ready to give up when God doesn’t answer right away. Yet Scripture’s filled with examples of those who made a great impact by not giving up. Let’s run with endurance and focus on Jesus today. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.

The Greatest Needs Confronting America Series: The Need for Truth

February 28, 2024

Transcript: What does every person in America need? The Truth. In Hosea 4:6, God said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. The people of Israel had rejected knowledge substituting personal pleasure for Truth. Hosea 4:9 notes, “And it shall be like people, like priest; I will punish them for their ways.” You see, when we abandon truth, we invite judgment upon our lives and upon our churches. Instead, 3 John 4 says, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” So, if we truly seek to glorify God, and walk in power in this life, we must build our lives on His truth. God’s Word is truth. Jesus is the Way and the Truth. Let’s intentionally follow our Lord, obey His Word, and grow in truth. Discover more encouraging resources at American Pastors Network dot net.

The Greatest Needs Confronting America Series: The Need for a Revived Church

February 27, 2024

Transcript: Transcript: What does the Church in America need most today? More than reopened, it needs revived! What will it take to awaken the apostate Church of today? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. The Apostle James served as leader of the First Christian Church of Jerusalem. When he wrote about revival, he said, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” You see, God goes where he is welcomed. As individuals and churches, we must make Christ and obedience to Him our top priority. James goes on, “Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” Even as believers, we regularly stand in need of confession and cleansing. Our actions reflect our hands. Our hearts represent our thoughts. So as the True Church, let’s lead the way by, confessing our sins, and drawing near to God praying for a Revived Church in America. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.

The Greatest Needs Confronting America Series: The Need for Repentance

February 26, 2024

Transcript: Today our nation’s confronted by one overwhelming problem after another. From national health destroyed by poisoned jabs, to crushing national debt collapsing our economy, to indoctrinating government schools destroying our children’s minds to apostate churches leading people to hell. Yet there’s one greatest need routinely ignored by the media, it’s the need for repentance. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. The Lord warned King Solomon of how to respond when his nation stood in need. The words of II Chronicles 7:14 remain true for America today: “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Repentance is not easy, humbling is hard, but it’s necessary if God’s to heal our nation. Let’s do our part now – humbling, repenting and interceding in prayer for our nation. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.

God Is Series: Jesus Is All Authority

February 23, 2024

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.

God Is Series: Jesus Is King of Kings

February 22, 2024

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.

God Is Series: God Is King

February 21, 2024

Transcript: 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.

God Is Series: God Is Judge

February 20, 2024

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.

God Is Series: God Is Lawgiver

February 19, 2024

Transcript: For the last week. I’ve been focusing on who God says He is. The Bible calls God a lawgiver, a term packed with truth for our lives today. Just laws are essential to the wellbeing of society. But did you realize they’re also important for our walk with God? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. Isaiah 33:22 reads, “The Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.” In ancient times, those who made the laws were not the legislative branch of today, but the kings who ruled. God as the lawgiver, acknowledges Him as supreme authority. As lawgiver, He’s also the determiner of all right and wrong. As the Lawmaker, God determines the not only the rules, but the consequences -whether blessing or punishment. May we learn the law in the Bible and choose to obey so blessing can be ours. Discover more leadership resources at American Pastors Network dot net.

God Is Series: God Is Merciful

February 16, 2024

Transcript: It’s much easier to be forgiven than to ask for forgiveness. This week, we’ve looked at God’s traits and how they should impact the way we live. While God is holy, good, just and love, God is also merciful. One of the greatest marks of spiritual maturity is the ability to show mercy in response to personal offense by someone else. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. One of the most challenging traits is emulating the mercy of God. Psalm 116:5 says, “God is merciful,” but what does that mean? Mercy is defined as compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone else, often from one who is stronger to one who is weaker. We are called to be merciful to those around us. Jesus promised blessed are the merciful? Why? For they shall obtain mercy. You see, mercy is part of our DNA as followers of Christ. So, let’s help others see it through our actions. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.

God Is Series: God Is Love

February 15, 2024

Transcript: This week I’ve focused on God as holy, good, and just. But God is also, love. In English, we use the word “love” for many things,-- I love this food or I love this person. But is that the same as “God is love”? The answer is clearly no. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. 1 John 4:8 says, “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” The Bible equates God and love. God is not only loving; He is the fullest expression of love. Jesus displayed true, perfect, agape love. He demonstrated this love by obeying His Father and coming to earth to die on the cross for you and me. When we deserved death, God gave us life. that it true God-love. The love we show to others should be a God-love. The standard is high. The impact is enormous. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.

God Is Series: God Is Just

February 14, 2024

Transcript: God is Holy, Good and Just. Our culture speaks of social justice, but is it the same justice? Knowing the difference requires knowing who God is and how we should live because of who His is. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. The words of Deuteronomy 32:4 refer to the Lord as, “A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.” When Scripture refers to God as just, it acknowledges Him as the perfect judge who alone defines right and wrong. That’s justice. True justice produces trust and confidence. With social justice, standards move, definitions change, distrust and doubt results. So if God is holy, Good and Just, shouldn’t we celebrate and imitate God’s definition and expectation for holiness, goodness and justice? If we’d obey God’s Word and use His definition of justice, what a difference it would make in our land today. Discover more encouraging resources at American Pastors Network dot net.

God Is Series: God Is Good

February 13, 2024

Not only is God holy- He is good. Both are characteristics we should celebrate and imitate. But, how can we live according to God’s goodness in our lives? The answer is found in our attitude of worship. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. When King Solomon prayed to God in 2 Chronicles 6:41, he said “let your saints rejoice in your goodness.” When we understand God’s goodness in our lives, our response should be worship. This isn’t just about songs we sing during a church service, but a heart filled with gratitude for who God is and how He is working in our lives. In our busy lives, we often live in our own strength and forget it is the Lord who blesses and guides our efforts. Let’s take time today—and everyday—to worship God for His goodness and watch the way it changes not only our lives but those around us. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.

God Is Series: God Is Holy

February 12, 2024

Transcript: The Bible declares that God is many things. The first is that God is holy. How important is God’s holiness to you? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. In Leviticus 19:2, God said, “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” The word “holy” means to be set apart. God is unique and set apart from all creation. He is completely perfect and without sin. While we are imperfect and unable to match God’s standard of perfection, we are called to live set apart from the sinful ways of this world. The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12, we are not to be conformed to the world, but transformed by the renewing of our minds. Our goal must not be to fit in with those around us. The one we are trying to reflect is God and His Holiness. Discover more leadership resources at American Pastors Network dot net.

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