1 Timothy 1:12-17 talks about extreme grace for an extreme sinner. This was as John Bunyanâ€™s book describes it: grace abounding to the chief of sinners! We see grace in the maniac at Gadara,the despised tax collector and traitor to his people Matthew, blind Bartimaeus and his friend, the adulterous Samaritan woman, Zacchaeus and the thief on the cross. But of all the conversions ever recorded none was more remarkable than that of Saul of Tarsus.
Describing his conversion Paul writes, â€śAnd the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.â€ť (1 Timothy 1:14). Grace as one man has described it, is â€śGodâ€™s loving forgiveness, by which He grants exemption from judgment, and the promise of temporal and eternal blessing to guilty and condemned sinners freely, without any worthiness on their part, and based on nothing they have done or failed to do.â€ť It is His unmerited favor poured out on undeserving sinners. If you have been rescued from hell or if you will come to Jesus today in repentance and faith, it is all of grace.
We are thankful for thousands of broadcasters on our site who proclaim this amazing grace. Here is what they have been sharing with us about their partnership in gospel preaching with SermonAudio.
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But first, some other encouragements!
We're on location at the PRTS Conference in Grand Rapids MI. We've got a booth presence there and are webcasting the event! Be sure to stop by and say hello to us!
This week, we were celebrating another birthday at our staff meeting for one on our team. Happy birthday, Luke! We're so thankful for your help!
Here's a SA Fun Fact: Assuming an average of 1 hour for every sermon on SA, and rounding down to 1 million sermons, you would have to listen constantly for over 114 years to listen to everything.
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!
David Silversides, Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Chu www.sermonaudio.com/ldrpc"We very much appreciate all that you do to make the preaching of Godâ€™s Word as accessible as possible. The individual who uploads the sermons for us here at Loughbrickland told me, â€ťI donâ€™t think I have any constructive feedback, other than to commend them for making it so user-friendly! I would give them a full five stars!â€ť We are glad to see each month, not simply the numbers, but the otherwise inaccessible places where the downloads come from. May the grace of God be magnified."
Rev. Scott Harris, Grace Bible Church www.sermonaudio.com/gracebibleny"We have been pleased with our relationship with SermonAudio. At least three families, who are now in our ministry, found us on SermonAudio as they were looking for a church nearby. I often encourage people who are moving and looking for a new church to go on SermonAudio and use the local church finder. This allows people to listen to a few sermons before they visit. I encourage fellow pastors to sign up and become a broadcaster on your site. Five men from our ministry attended the recent Foundations Conference and were encouraged by what we heard. We appreciate what you are doing and the vision you have. We are hoping to utilize more of your features in the future."
Mark Dattoli, Exec. Director, Grace Bible Church www.sermonaudio.com/gbcelmhurstil"I had heard about SermonAudio for some time. When we recently re-designed our website, we decided to seek somewhere to upload and archive our sermons. I didnâ€™t just want to put them on any site, so I decided to check out SermonAudio. I was pleased to find out that you have conservative articles of faith similar in line with our beliefs. We have been so pleased with the monthly download reports that reflect a larger listener base than we ever had on our website. We now draw from people around the country and around the world. Your site is intuitive to navigate and the uploading process is fairly straightforward. When I had questions, the response time from your staff has been excellent. I appreciate the fact as well that you are always adding new features, that your site is innovative, and that you are interested in user feedback. Our experience has been very positive!"
Danny Thursby, Grace Bible Church of Conway www.sermonaudio.com/gbcconway"We love SermonAudio and recommend it regularly to other pastors. We wouldnâ€™t switch to anything else. Itâ€™s just great! We enjoy using it. The apps you have are easy to navigate and look great. You are achieving the goals and objectives you have in spreading the Word and serving churches with this means of technology. We really appreciate our partnership."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.