I heard one pastor recently remind his congregation, ‚ÄúTwo things are absolutely crucial in preaching. First, you have to have pastors who pray in private before they preach. Then you must have a congregation who prays before they hear the preaching.‚ÄĚ How important it is that ministers and God‚Äôs people pray before the sermon, during the sermon, and after the sermon! Please pray for your pastor faithfully in this way!
Charles Spurgeon once exhorted his congregation, ‚ÄúLet us still cry out unto the living God, that he may give us a blessing. Oh! may God help me, if you cease to pray for me! Let me know the day, and I must cease to preach. Let me know when you intend to cease your prayers, and I shall cry, ‚ÄėO my God, give me this day my tomb, and let me slumber in the dust.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Our broadcasters regularly share with us how God is using the messages they uploaded to SermonAudio to impact people with the gospel and to transform lives for God‚Äôs glory. May these testimonies spur us on to pray continually for the spread of His Word around the world through this means!
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 by Field Leader, Rodney Davidson. Learn more about how to support the work!
But first, some other encouragements!
It was a real treat to have Dr. Joel Beeke pay us a visit during one of our weekly staff meetings. It's always such an honor to meet some of our broadcasters in this way. Be sure to listen to his address to us!
And in case you missed it, 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. Archibald A. Allison, Emmaus Orthodox Presbyterian www.sermonaudio.com/emmausopc"We have been very pleased with our partnership with SermonAudio. For years we have posted audio to the site and now we are able to webcast our services. What you provide for churches like ours is a a big help for people who either can‚Äôt get out or who don‚Äôt live nearby but would like to listen to or watch our church service. A lot of our people really appreciate you because it is an easy way for them to access sermons again or to share sermons with friends and families. We have had some folks find us through the SermonAudio website, visit us, and some have joined our church. Some years ago a younger man who had come to Christ found us somehow on SermonAudio. He called his parent who lived in the area and told them what he had found. It ended up that over time both this young man and his parents united with our church! Being on your site is also a blessing personally because my parents are able to tune in every Sunday evening to our church. You can see that SermonAudio has been a blessing in many different ways! Thanks for all your work."
Noah Bailey, Enid Reformed Church www.sermonaudio.com/enidreformed"We have many Air Force pilots who attend our church while working at a nearby base. One of the particular blessings we have through SermonAudio is that when some of these service members are deployed halfway around the world, they can still can and do keep up with the messages I am preaching! What a delight to get emails from them from time to time with comments like, ‚ÄúI listened to your sermon last week. Can you elaborate more on what you said about. . . ?‚ÄĚ There may be other churches that could use SermonAudio to allow believers who serve in the military or who aren‚Äôt able to get out to church due to illness or age to continue to remain connected with their local church family in this way. I‚Äôm very grateful for all SermonAudio provides for us"
Pastor Bob Curley, Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/emmanuelrbc"We appreciate SermonAudio for three specific reasons. Many people who are visit our church become acquainted with us by visiting our website and then listening to some sermons on your site. Also, our members who have to miss a service due to serving in the nursery, illness or travel can listen to the sermon they missed that very week. Our people also find the archived sermons helpful if they want to refresh their minds and hearts on a particular doctrine or passage of Scripture."
Warren Brown, Faith Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/faithbaptistcheck"Our church family is so encouraged by the opportunity that being on SermonAudio gives us to reach people all over the world in places where we don‚Äôt have missionaries and even in places where it may not be able even to send missionaries. We hope to use SermonAudio more and more. Be sure to let your team know how much we appreciate this technology."
Pastor David Moore, Milton Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/milton"SermonAudio has had a very positive impact on our ministry. Over the years we have seen more and more downloads here in the UK. Some folks have listened on-line to us, appreciated what they heard, and started regularly attending our services. I also do a great deal of traveling around the UK and preach often to believers who gather in small fellowships. Many of these dear people cannot find a Gospel-preaching church near their homes so they often start listening to me on-line when they cannot gather with like-minded believers. We are pleased with the service SermonAudio provides."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.