The prominent theme of Psalm 121 is that the Lord keeps His people! Six times the word â€śkeepâ€ť appears in some form! It is possible that the psalmist, after declaring that God is His strength and help, spends the rest of the psalm, reminding himself that God will keep Him continually. The Hebrew word for keep is used of a gardener tending his garden, a shepherd watching His flock or a man standing watch over his house. Godâ€™s support is constant. Though we must sleep, God never sleeps! He protects us from calamity all the time! This doesnâ€™t mean that we wonâ€™t experience trials but rather God will keep us from the trials.
â€śFrom whence comes your help?â€ť May you say, with the Psalmist, â€śMy help cometh from the LORD!â€ť You can find His supernatural strength, as one pastor has said, by looking to Him in prayer, listening attentively to Him in His Word, and leaning wholly on the Lord by walking in the Spirit.
We are thankful for faithful broadcasters who share feedback about how their partnership with SermonAudio is providing real help to real people. Here is some of what we have heard recently.
SermonAudio is proud to be a partner with FAME as we co-produce a weekly 'audio journal podcast' called Five Minutes of FAME taken from a first-person perspective.
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Our good friend, Voddie Baucham, stopped by our booth recently to say hello to us at the recent G3 Conference earlier this year. We are blessed by this man's ministry. We hope you will be too!
Conference bags are in. One day closer to two days of wall-to-wall encouragement as we hear messages on prayer and preaching by Steve Lawson, Paul Washer, Phil Johnson, Todd Friel, Gerard Hemmings, Armen Thomassian, Alan Dunlop.
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!
Dr. John Suttles, Coweta Particular Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/cpbf"We are a very small church but we have had a phenomenal experience being on SermonAudio. We began downloading our sermons with you because some of our people come for a great distances and they had friends in their communities that wanted the lessons/sermons we were giving. SermonAudio was simply a way for people to retrieve this material. We never dreamed that, through the site, we would begin reaching people we had never met. We were shocked when we found out how many people found us on-line. Now that we have been on the site for some time, we have a widespread outreach. We get letters and emails from people quite frequently. We couldnâ€™t stop being on SermonAudio now if we wanted to. Itâ€™s been a truly remarkable experience. We donâ€™t offer anything unusual, amazing or outstanding but the amount of activity encourages us so much. Another incredible and unexpected blessing is connected with a rather large jail ministry that we maintain. When inmates, to whom we have ministered, are released from prison, they often continue follow our Scriptural teaching through SermonAudio. We get letters from them telling us how they are still growing! What unexpected blessings and benefits we have received by being on your site!"
Pastor Dominick Grimaldi, Desert Sky Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/desertsky"We really enjoy being on your site. We have had some people contact us who listened to some of our sermons. This is my second pastorate and when I came here. I encouraged our church to sign up with SermonAudio. We appreciate your doctrinal position and as God continues to enable us we plan to continue broadcasting on your site. Thank you for this partnership."
Barry Parsons, Harvest Fellowship of Colebrookdale www.sermonaudio.com/harvestfellowship"Sermon Audio has enabled Harvest Fellowship, a small church in a rural community, to have a global impact for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We give thanks to the Lord every time that we read our monthly report. I don't believe that there is a better and more cost effective way for us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature."
Kevin Clauson, Dayton Reformed Presbyterian Church www.sermonaudio.com/ic-tenn"We really do appreciate SermonAudio for a couple of reasons. First, we have some folks who cannot get out to our services but who are still able to listen to the sermons we upload to your site. Also, we have had people who are looking for a church in our denomination and live nearby find us on SermonAudio, listen to some messages, and contact us about making it out to our services. Through our partnership with you, the Word and the Gospel is getting out!"
Mark Koller, Dallas Reformed Presbyterian www.sermonaudio.com/dallasrpc"We love SermonAudio. It is easy to upload, affordable and has a nice appearance. We link our own website to SermonAudio. Itâ€™s a wonderful outreach. We have had a number of people find us through the site, listen to a few messages and visit with us. We plan on continuing partnering with you."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.