Watching one of SermonAudio‚Äôs newest PowerClips reminded me of Jonathan Edwards‚Äô prayer, ‚ÄúO God, stamp eternity on my eyeballs.‚ÄĚ Richard Baxter once remarked, "I preach as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men.‚ÄĚ How easy it is for us to be consumed with what we have to do today or this week and lose all sight of heaven and hell. We can drift through a month and forget that every person will spend eternity in heaven or hell. Every person who visits this site and listens to a sermon will live forever somewhere. Souls are perishing. Hell is a real, immediate, conscious, inescapable, haunting, and agonizing place‚ÄĒa place separated eternally from all of God‚Äôs blessings.
SermonAudio partners with thousands of pastors who proclaim salvation in Christ alone. We rejoice with them as we hear how God is using His preached Word which they upload on our site. As you read their comments, pray for these men that eternity may be ever on their minds. Pray for those who listen that they would believe in Christ and receive everlasting life!
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.
But first, some other encouragements!
We have updated our support for events for broadcasters wishing to promote upcoming conferences or special meetings. Full online registration and credit card payments are beautifully integrated and supported on mobile platforms as well.
Also, we officially announcedThe Foundations Conference June 22-23, 2017 in NYC. We direct your attention to this excerpt:
NYC is a difficult place to host a conference. Logistically it's difficult. And spiritually it is very challenging. But as D. L. Moody once said, "Cities are the centers of influence. Water runs downhill, and the highest hills in America are its great cities. If we can stir them, we can stir the whole country."
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!
Rev. Brian G. Najapfour, Dutton United Reformed Church www.sermonaudio.com/kman1701"SermonAudio is a wonderful instrument through which many are given the opportunity to hear God‚Äôs Word proclaimed. Quite a few people listen to or watch our services through this site. And occasionally I hear from these people. In fact, a few years ago one of our listeners contacted me, telling me that she would share some of my sermons with her sister. Her sister eventually became a member of our church. In spreading God‚Äôs Word, we use various means, including live webcasting, uploading our sermons to SermonAudio, and radio broadcasting. Our goal is to cast our bread upon the waters, praying that the fish will see and eat that bread. While I am preaching, therefore, I am mindful of those people listening or watching outside our church building. May God continue to use SermonAudio to advance the Gospel with the latest technology."
Paul Thompson, Eastside Baptist Church, sbc www.sermonaudio.com/thebridge"We have been really pleased to be a part of SermonAudio. Your service is spectacular! It has met every expectation we had. The ease of uploading, archiving, and searching for sermons is wonderful. We receive lots of good feedback from our folks. Although we are located in a small town, there are many places in our region which are very remote and have no evangelical, Bible-preaching church. However, there are believers in these places and many listen to us on SermonAudio. In fact, a rancher in northern Idaho pays for our monthly subscription so he and others can benefit from our preaching. We recently added your live-streaming feature and that has further increased our ministry. Our shut-ins especially love it so they don‚Äôt have to miss anything going on at church."
Paul Walker, Elm Avenue Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/eabc"SermonAudio is absolutely ‚Äėthe best bang for your buck.‚Äô It offers amazing outreach! We are blown away by how God has taken our sermons all over the world through this means. By God‚Äôs grace we have a huge impact in the US and in Latin America as well since I preach sermons in two languages. We had a man from Holland who listened regularly to our sermons online. When he visited the US, he stopped in to see us one Sunday! SermonAudio is the #1 way people find our church. They listen to a few sermons and then come and worship with us. Some folks who live a distance from us listen regularly. I receive phone calls occasionally from people in faraway lands. Your site has been such an encouragement to us. Keep up the great work!"
Pastor Kevin Scott, Emmanuel Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/ebcwindsor"What a blessing to partner with you. We have missionaries in Quebec and people in my hometown in Nova Scotia who regularly listen to our sermons. One time when I was traveling back home to Nova Scotia, some people there whom I had never met wanted to meet me. They did not have a local church nearby that faithfully proclaimed the Word so they had been listening to me for some time. They were excited to meet me in person and shared how they were blessed by the messages. We have members who have connections in the Philippines as well as family in Toronto so they too are able to listen in to the messages. I really appreciate how SermonAudio gives us a wider aspect to our ministry. The effort that goes into preparing and delivering a message can be go out again and again through this means. Also shut-ins in our church appreciate this opportunity to keep up with the sermons and feel more a part of the church."
Pastor Jeffery S. Smith, Emmanuel Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/ebc-florida"We think SermonAudio is a great resource and are very pleased with it. We make lots of contacts with people through it and have had a number of people visit and attend our church after first listening to some of my sermons through SermonAudio. It‚Äôs been a great blessing to it. We link it to our website and use the webcasting feature as well. You all are doing a great job!"
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.