Ephesians 2:1-10 is a passage that clearly teaches the truth that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone--accomplished entirely without works of any kind on the part of the one God says. Paul explains that man is â€śdead in trespasses and sins.â€ť Man is also enslaved to sin â€śfollowing the prince of the power of the airâ€ť and living â€śin the passions of our flesh.â€ť Furthermore, man is condemned by his own sin. â€śWe were by nature children of wrath.â€ť We are spiritually dead, enslaved sinners under Godâ€™s dreadful judgment!
How can man ever hope to have eternal life, be free from sinâ€™s power, and escape the wrath of God? The answer, which we will look at next week, is â€śGodâ€™s mercy, Godâ€™s love, and Godâ€™s grace!â€ť Salvation belongs to the LORD!
We are thankful for many of our broadcasters and listeners who share feedback with us as to how God is using this site to proclaim the riches of Godâ€™s grace. Here are a few comments we received recently.
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But first, some other encouragements!
It is our business to come alongside the local church and amplify their voice throughout the world. We are about to introduce a big, bold, and beautiful new Church Finder tool which will help do just that.
From time to time we will have a guest join us at our weekly SermonAudio staff meeting to share with us an encouragement from God's Word. Was a privilege and blessing to have Pastor Decherd Stevens join us this past week and share a brief word of encouragement to our hard-working SA team.
Encouraging broadcaster feedback..
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!
Jim Jarrett, Calvary Chapel Redding/Palo Cedro www.sermonaudio.com/ccredding"We really appreciate the service you offer. You have always been very responsive to any questions or problems we had. The greatest encouragement to me through your site is to receive the monthly reports and to see how many sermons have been downloaded and where people are listening in to our sermons. Its a blessing to know that a church like ours in rural, northern California can literally have an impact around the world."
Michael LeFebvre, Christ Church Reformed Presbyterian www.sermonaudio.com/ccrp"Sermon Audio has been very useful for our congregation. I preach expositionally through books of the Bible so our congregation really appreciates SermonAudio when they have to miss a Sunday for some reason. They can catch up on the sermon they missed during the week and feel like they havenâ€™t missed a beat when they come next Sunday. We are grateful for the upload of ten sermons each month for one flat fee. We are glad we are on this platform"
David Nee, Chalcedon Presbyterian www.sermonaudio.com/chalcedon"We are amazed that reformed churches all over the world are accessing our sermons online. We have people listen and download our sermons from 145 countries. Sermons that are preached to a few hundred people originally are now being accessed by thousands! The SermonAudio app is phenomenal. Mobile devices account for around 60% of our downloads now. We enjoy that we can livestream and archive our videos. We use SermonAudio to push out our sermons to our Facebook page as well. SermonAudio is just part of our normal ministry outreach now!"
Bob Brubaker, Christ Community Presbyterian Church www.sermonaudio.com/ccpca"Itâ€™s so exciting every month to see how many people are downloading our sermons and the places from which they access SermonAudio. We are so grateful for your service. Our people really enjoy the sermons you offer."
Ross Hodges, Associate Pastor, Christ Church Presbyterian www.sermonaudio.com/cccharleston"We are very pleased with SermonAudio. We love the exposure it gives to us as people are searching for sermons. The interface for the site works well and we have always had good interaction with your staff when we had some technical issue to resolve. We have only good things to say about what SermonAudio offers and delivers."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.
Ephesians 2:8Â For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9Â not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10Â For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.---ESV