Several years ago I asked somebody to bend a hinge back into place that had become bent on a kitchen cabinet door. My friend took it home and put it in a vise and worked on it for awhile and repaired it for me. It took a lot of pressure and time. Our hearts, because of sin, are bent in a certain direction. But God wants us to bend our hearts toward wisdom! Proverbs 2:2 calls us to ‚Äúincline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding.‚ÄĚ Both speak of obedient attentiveness. We might say that God wants us to bend our ears and our heart to His truth. Of course, when Proverbs speaks of the heart, it refers to our very being‚ÄĒour intellect, reason, emotions, and will. So to seek wisdom we must stretch our entire being toward God and His Word and bend it away from the godless worldviews of our day.
We are thankful for many of our broadcasters and listeners who share feedback with us as to how God is using this site to reach those inclining their hearts toward wisdom. Here are a few comments we received recently.
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But first, some other encouragements!
WE JUST CAME THROUGH the Foundations Conference in NYC the last two days and we are both exhausted and exhilarated! We hope you had a chance to tune in to some of the services and enjoy the special time that it was! All sessions will be uploaded forthwith!
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!
Brian Carpenter, Foothills Community Church www.sermonaudio.com/briancarpenter"A number of years ago I was sort of burned out on ministry and so for some time I took a break for a year and a half from uploading my messages or posting anything on SermonAudio. One day I took my dog to the vet in our small town and waited for my appointment. When the receptionist called my name, another customer, who I had never met, looked at me for a few seconds and said, ‚ÄėWait, a minute, are you a pastor?‚ÄĚ I responded that I was and she said, ‚ÄėSometime ago I was on a trip to Germany. One day I was at one of the sites and a man from Egypt asked me where I lived. I told him I lived in a small town in South Dakota. He said, ‚ÄúOh, I listen to a pastor on SermonAudio all the time from South Dakota and his name is Brian Carpenter. Do you know him?‚ÄĚ This just blew my mind. I praised God for His providence in all this. I had no idea I was having an impact in a Chrtistian‚Äôs life in Egypt by the messages we uploaded to your site. It was like a rebuke from God--that somewhere on the other side of the world was finding encouragement from these messages. I thank God for your site. What a great resource it is for God‚Äôs people!"
Dr. Stephen Pollock, Free Presbyterian Church of Malvern www.sermonaudio.com/malvern"We value SermonAudio very much as part of our church ministry. It is a blessing to our own people. Your mobile app and the hotline that you recently established for technical issues have been nice additions to your service. We are so grateful for your faithful work. You offer a tremendous service to churches."
Rev. Hans Overduin, Free Reformed Church of Calgary www.sermonaudio.com/calgaryfrc"SermonAudio is a great blessing to us! We love it. We are so used to having it and our members appreciate what it offers them. We see it as a great means of ministry. Thank you for what you are doing."
Rev. David Kranendonk, Free Reformed Church of Oxford County www.sermonaudio.com/frcofoxfordcounty"We are so very thankful for this service. It works very well for us. It gives our people the opportunity to listen during the worship services if they cannot attend in person. They also can listen to a message after it has been preached. We are thankful for all you do. May God continue to be with you as you serve us."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.