David writes, âThey that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.â (Psalm 9:10). Matthew Henry makes three simple observations from this verse. First, the better we know Godâs character, the more we will trust Him! Secondly, the more we trust God, the more we will seek Him. Thirdly, âGod never did, nor ever will, disown or desert any that duly seek to him and trust in him. Though he afflict them, he will not leave them comfortless; though he seem to forsake them for a while, yet he will gather them with everlasting mercies.â God promises, âI will never leave thee, nor forsake theeâ (Hebrews 13:5). In times of sin, of great trial, before some great task, or when the heavens seem as brass, let us put on the shield of faith to quench the fiery, injurious and dangerous lie that suggests God has forgotten His own.
We regularly receive feedback from our broadcasters who mention how God is using SermonAudio to reach others with the gospel and to build up Christâs church! We share these with you that you might rejoice with us!
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!
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Are you familiar with our Outreach Business Cards that we have had for some time now? You now have the option to purchase them in the SPANISH language! The ordering process couldn't be easier and we know you'll be satisfied with the high quality.
As you know, we've been busy putting the finishing touches on our newly-minted Amazon Fire TV App and we know you'll love it! Though not officially announced, it is currently available in the Amazon store for you to download for free and enjoy!
We have an entirely new set of sermon embed codes that have been rewritten from the ground up! You can now grab the HTML codes to embed sermons, videos, webcasts, and a fully-interactive sermon browser on your own website .. all from a single interface. It's the ultimate embed editor!
And in other news, our two broadcasters, Derek Tu (Chinese) and Marcus Reyes (Spanish) not only upload recorded messages through the Gospel of John each week for the International Preaching Station, but they take a few minutes to drop in via FaceTime before the actual service begins to greet the people, answer any questions, and open the service in prayer -- LIVE!
Encouraging broadcaster feedback..
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 Michael Veach, First Bible Church www.sermonaudio.com/firstbiblesiny"We are very happy with the service you offer us. We receive lots of comments from listeners who use SermonAudio. You provide a good service for the body of Christ. We deeply appreciate what you are all doing and are delighted to have a part in it."
Rev. John Greer, Ballymena Free Presbyterian Church www.sermonaudio.com/ballymena"We have been on the site since its very beginning. I was excited when I first heard of the idea of broadcasting over the internet. Throughout the years some people in our community have found our church through listening to messages on SermonAudio. We also receive emails continually from people across the world that benefit from the messages on the site. Many people correspond with us and tell us that there is either no church at all or no church that preaches sound doctrine where they live. They consider themselves to be part of our congregation because they listen to or watch our services each week. Many remark that they have been built up in the faith or come to a better understanding of Godâs Word by hearing messages on SermonAudio. Your site provides a tremendous outreach tool for churches! We could not be more pleased with this opportunity."
Bill Arnett, Church Secretary, Christ Church Congregational Church www.sermonaudio.com/abbotscrosscong"A number of folks, who have listened to us on your site, contact us. We are thankful for the broader impact for the Gospel that we have as we broadcast on SermonAudio. Personally, I am very blessed whenever I use the site. With so much rubbish out there on the internet, it is so refreshing to find a place that offers the transforming Word of God through sound, biblical preaching."
David McCullough, Dromore Reformed Presbyterian Church www.sermonaudio.com/dromorerpc"We are so grateful for the ministry of SermonAudio. As a church planting work, we have some folks that come quite a distance and canât be with us every Sunday but are able to listen to the messages they miss. Likewise not every family who comes Sunday morning are able to return every Sunday evening so they often listen to the evening message through your site. Our deacons are so encouraged as they review the monthly statistics and we praise God that those in distance parts far from Northern Ireland are hearing Godâs Word. I have found it easy to learn the uploading process and have been able to train others quickly. The former site we used was very complicated and laborious, but your process is simple and can be accomplished quickly. We direct our people to your site with announcements in our bulletin and whenever we are publicizing something in our community we have a note that they can get a taste of what they hear if they go to SermonAudio. What a blessing for our little congregation to be a part of a larger worldwide outreach by partnering with you."
Gabe Hurst, First Presbyterian Church www.sermonaudio.com/fpccolumbia"Everyone in our church really enjoys your site. I encourage people to get your app and use it regularly. It is very easy to use. We find it easy to upload our sermons to our site. Our congregation benefits from our relationship with you and we look forward to continuing our partnership."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.
"A recentÂ study byÂ Vanderbilt University professor Marino Bruce has found thatÂ people who attend religious services live longer and are less stressed." ..."For those who did not attend church at all, they were twice as likely to die prematurely than those who didÂ who attended church at some point over the last year," Bruce said.