Have you ever wondered what makes it possible for us to encourage one another? What gives us that capacity? The answer is that we are made in the image of God and we serve a God who encourages us? Every member of the Trinity is an encourager. David, during one of the many low points of his life ‚Äúencouraged himself in the Lord his God‚ÄĚ (1 Samuel 30:6). Jesus‚Äô regularly brought encouragement to others. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) and his Farewell Discourse (John 13-16) have sections that are wonderfully encouraging. Jesus promised, the night before he died, that he would be sending another ‚ÄúComforter‚ÄĚ, a word that includes the element of encouragement. Because of the encouragement we receive from each member of the Trinity, we in turn can encourage and exhort one another (Hebrews 10:25).
We trust that the content on SermonAudio encourages you to love and good works! Our broadcasters often share with us how God is at work through the preaching of God‚Äôs Word. Here is some recent encouragement and feedback we have received. Praise be to God!
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But first, some other encouragements!
Also, we officially announcedThe Foundations Conference June 22-23, 2017 in NYC. We direct your attention to this excerpt:
Lunches and refreshments will be provided on-location for both days. In addition, every attendee will receive a unique gift and a very special memento to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Join us!
Below is some of the feedback from broadcasters we've received just this past week. We encourage you to contact them and tell them that you saw them here!
Ray Russ, Faith Bible Church www.sermonaudio.com/faithbiblechurch"Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of your excellent site and the great preaching it provides! People watch our livestreaming as well as listen to our sermons! We have had some who have found our church through SermonAudio and visited our church and some have become members. One young man and his family ‚Äėmet‚Äô us through your site and drove a distance to visit us. They have been with us eleven years now and this man has been a faithful church member and ran our church bookstore! I wanted to call you and let you know this because I have such a heart of gratitude for what you are doing!"
Pastor Roy Mohon, Presbyterian Reformed Church www.sermonaudio.com/stocktonprc"We appreciate the international witness of the site. Uploading sermons to the site is easy and efficient in terms of time and effort. The layout of our church‚Äôs sermon page is attractive and useful. We appreciate the monthly download report that we receive each month. SermonAudio has allowed our church to have worldwide exposure! We are very thankful for what you do and commend this site to others all the time."
Curt Steffen, sound technician, Faith Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/preachingthekjv11"It has been a HUGE blessing for us to be on SermonAudio. I have received more positive feedback from people in our church than I ever thought I would receive. We have members who are homebound or who miss because of illness once in awhile and they are so grateful for the webcast we do. They feel like they are now at church and feel more connected than they have. People have graciously responded to this opportunity. It has really been a tremendous opportunity. Everything is working out well. We are very satisfied with your service"
Rev. Matthew Nuiver, Faith United Reformed Church www.sermonaudio.com/furc"Some of our ‚Äúsnowbirds‚ÄĚ and those who travel at times enjoy the blessing of being able to download sermons and listen to them while they are away from us. I often direct people to the wealth of sermons and resources available on the site. Personally I use SermonAudio to feed my own soul and enrich my own understanding of Scripture as I lead this congregation. Blessings on all you do!"
Pooyan Mehrshahi, Providence Baptist Chapel www.sermonaudio.com/pbc"We are not a large church but, by God‚Äôs grace, we know that thousands of people all around the world are listening to our messages.! Our sermons in Persian are heard by many Iranians and Afghans. We know of many souls who have been converted in these countries by the messages they have heard on SermonAudio. Personally I was a young Charismatic Christian when I first heard a sermon on SermonAudio. By listening to men in the early years of your ministry like Dr. Alan Cairns, John Greer and John Wagner, I came to understand the errors of the Charismatic movement. Eventually I was able to attend seminary in Northern Ireland and now I am pastoring this church which also has this outreach to Persians. Our people find your site very useful. I receive good feedback from our church. A number of people have come to us who have commented that they discovered us first on SermonAudio. Our church prays for SermonAudio and appreciate our partnership."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.