James 5:16 calls us to â€śconfess your sins to one another and pray for one another.â€ť This is just one of the many â€śone anotherâ€ť commands in the NT. Paul Tripp writes that commands like this show that God intends the church to be â€śan intensely intrusive, Christ-centered, grace-driven, redemptive community, where Iâ€™ve invited you to intrude in on my life.â€ť Kent Hughes observes, â€śSin drives Christians apart and produces a hellish individualismâ€”a deadening autonomy. But confession to a fellow brother or sister destroys this deadly autonomy. It pulls down the barrier of hypocrisy and allows the free flow of grace in the community.â€ť John MacArthur reminds us, â€śSin is most dangerous to an isolated believer. Sin seeks to remain private and secret, but God wants it exposed and dealt with in the loving fellowship of other believers.â€ť What a gift God has given us in local churches.
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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!
Pastor Ralph Brown, East Side Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/eastsidebaptist"We use SermonAudio to broaden the impact of our church around the world. We do receive feedback from occasionally from people who listen to us abroad. We may never know the impact of this ministry until eternity. We have also seen God use the sermons on the site to impact people locally. We had a young man who was struggling with addiction but who would attend our church and get help. He would get upset and not show up for a long time, however when he returned he told us he had still been listening to us on SermonAudio and that God had been working in his heart through the sermons. We often share with our people how God is using our partnership with you. At the end of each year we include our SermonAudio outreach as part of our annual report. Thank you for making this possible for churches like ours."
Mike Rodgers, Faith Baptist Tabernacle www.sermonaudio.com/fbt"We are a small church but have had some people contact us throughout the years because of being on SermonAudio. One man from Australia wrote us to let us know that he was not walking with God but he heard one of our sermons on the site. God convicted his heart and he turned to the Lord. The Lord later called him into evangelistic work. We have heard from him a couple of times since then. We praise God for the impact of His Word through a site like yours."
Deanna Dyck, Fairfax Baptist Temple www.sermonaudio.com/fbtministries"â€śI really enjoy your site. Itâ€™s easy to upload sermons. I listen to sermons that I miss when I am serving elsewhere during the worship service. I love your app and use it regularly! Thanks for all you do.â€ť"
Brian Morgan, Faith Baptist Tabernacle www.sermonaudio.com/faithbaptisttaber"SermonAudio is a big blessing to our church. Our largest group in the church is young families and they use technology extensively and access your site. We also have a widow in our church that listens and sends our messages to friends. One family member of mine enjoys the site because she lives out of state but still can listen to my messages. We use your widget on our website to display the last few messages from our church but then people can easily click to the full list of sermons on our SermonAudio page. If someone misses a sermon in a series, they can catch up quickly. Itâ€™s definitely better than burning CDâ€™s all the time for people. Thanks for this site!"
Dr. Curt D. Daniel, Faith Bible Church www.sermonaudio.com/faithbible"I regularly remind our people to listen to SermonAudio and share with them that there are many excellent preachers on the site! As I travel to other parts of the country and people tell me they love good preaching, I encourage them to look at SermonAudio and they will find a lot of great preaching there. I appreciate the standards of orthodoxy that you have that ensure there are solid speakers. I certainly thank you for all you are doing!"
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.