As Christians, we believe that God is the main character in history. Heâ€™s the main character in the Bible! Heâ€™s even the main character in stories where He isnâ€™t even mentionedâ€”like the book of Esther! The Persian king is mentioned 175 times in the book while Godâ€™s name never appears. Yet as Matthew Henry wrote, â€śThough the name of God be not in it, the finger of God is, directing many minute events for the bringing about of his peopleâ€™s deliverance.â€ť It could be said of the book of Esther that it is a long, sustained illustration of Romans 8:28! Esther shows us that when there are disturbing events in this world, God is at work through it and He is able to deliver us from it. Because of this reality, you can be comforted in your trials, courageous in obedience and confident while waiting on God.
We regularly hear of how God is at work to bring glory to Himself through â€śthe foolishness of preaching!â€ť Our broadcasters share feedback with us and it encourages us to know God is rescuing people from sin and using ordinary churches in extraordinary ways through gospel proclamation!
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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!
Brandon Poole, First Baptist Church of Goodpine www.sermonaudio.com/brandonpoole"I think you all offer a tremendous service and a great opportunity for churches. We have several families who are oilfield workers and their jobs often pulls them away from church at times but they can easily keep up with the messages I preach through SermonAudio. Thatâ€™s important because I use expository preaching and this allows them to keep up with the series Iâ€™m working through. Our senior citizens and others who have to miss a service because of health also really profit from SermonAudio also. Our seniors who often canâ€™t make still feel a part of the ministry even though they arenâ€™t present because they can listen in on SermonAudio. Several of my friends had told me about SermonAudio and I sort of stumbled across the site and am so glad we signed up with you. We are a globally-minded, missions-minded church and the more we get the message out there the more opportunity people have to hear and respond to the gospel. SermonAudio is a great tool to do this. We are also pleased with who you feature on the site because they are great men of God who we greatly respect. We know we can trust you and the content on the site. Thanks for all you do."
Al Crowell, First Baptist Church of Polk City (SBC) www.sermonaudio.com/fbcpolkcity"We are just amazed at the international outreach our church has through SermonAudio. We have noted that we have several listeners in Germany and it appears at least one person has downloaded our entire collection on SermonAudio. Our pastor is a very straightforward preacher of Godâ€™s Word and this has blessed those who have found us on the site. We have been uploading videos of our pastorâ€™s sermons for a little while and are hoping to begin webcasting with you soon. This is the second church that I have helped to partner with SermonAudio and we are very happy with all you provide. A lot of â€śsnowbirdsâ€ť start listening up north to our church on SermonAudio and then start attending when they â€świnterâ€ť down here. Our pastor is very thankful for this great opportunity and international outreach."
Wayne Boyd, First Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/fbcalmont"We absolutely love your service. We have people who drive quite a distance to attend our church. Sometimes they canâ€™t attend in person on Sunday nights or Wednesday evenings, but they can join us on livestream through SermonAudio. We also look at SermonAudio as an arm of our missions outreach. We love this opportunity to get the message of Godâ€™s grace around the world. We are thrilled to broadcast with you all. There is nothing quite else like what you offer."
Rev. Mark A. Ward, First Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/fbctipton"Our experience with SermonAudio has been very positive. We are glad to be on the site. I personally check the site often and really enjoy the mobile phone app you have. Itâ€™s great to not only listen to sermons but also to be able to watch the video as well. Thank you for this service."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.
One of the great historic preachers and pastors I have discovered over the years is J.C.Ryle. Ryle I have found from his books is plain speaking and practical as both preacher and pastor. His books "Old Paths" "Knots Untied" and "Holiness" have proved excellent doctrine and teaching as well as life pastoring.
So it was wonderful when I also found the J.C.Ryle series on SermonAudio too. At present I do not belong to a church having joined and left a local Presbyterian AND a local Baptist church for one reason - "Liberalism". Sadly Liberalism as an alternative to Christian and Biblical preaching has become all too prevalent worldwide. Thus finding a good solid Bible preaching church has become very difficult in these 'apostate' times.
Therefore having SermonAudio on 'tap' as it were with good solid orthodox doctrine is a "God send". Thank you for your ministry and may God continue to use you in all nations to teach His Word. God Bless.