How much time did you spend this last week praying fervently and evangelistically for lost people? Paul told Timothy, ‚ÄúI exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men. . .which is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.‚ÄĚ (1 Timothy 2:1,3‚Äď4). Stephen, Paul and the Lord Jesus Christ illustrate what fervent, evangelistic praying should look like. Fervent prayer is our spiritual duty, requiring an intentional commitment of time and energy.
Charles Spurgeon wrote, ‚ÄúIf you are much alone with Jesus, you will catch His Spirit; you will be fired with the flame that burned in His breast, and consumed His life. You will weep with the tears that fell upon Jerusalem when He saw it perishing; and if you cannot speak so eloquently as He did, yet shall there be about what you say somewhat of the same power which in Him thrilled the hearts and awoke the consciences of men.‚ÄĚ
The feedback that our broadcasters share should cause us to pray more fervently that the word of the Lord would have free course and be glorified. Here‚Äôs what we have heard recently.
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!
We were blessed to have Missionary Marcus Reyes from Orizaba, Mexico join us at a recent staff meeting in Greenville. He graciously shared a few words with us which we would like to share now with you!
We continue to receive encouraging feedback from users regarding our mobile apps. Here's a few that we have enjoyed reading:
I thank God for the many sermons I have been able to listen to and have been blessed by!--Matthias Klein
Since I'm currently between churches, I appreciate having such an extensive resource of sermons and the participation of some broadcasters who are solid Bible believers. I also appreciate the MyChurch function that lets me head directly to the most recent material from my favourite preacher. It doesn't compare to actually being in church, but it's a huge blessing. Easily the only app I have that I'd miss if I didn't have it.--Laura
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!
C. Benjamin Dill, Lighthouse Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/lbctx"A young fellow came to our church within the last year. He started attending after he heard of my messages on SermonAudio. He was an unbeliever so I invited him to join a class I was teaching on basic Christian truths. He received the Lord Jesus Christ, was baptized, and recently surrendered to the call to preach the gospel! This man was a veteran and came to us suffering with depression. The Lord has delivered him from his depression and given him great joy. Pray that the Lord may use this man greatly as he shares the gospel with others and prepares to proclaim God's truth!"
Pastor Robert Ventura, Grace Community Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/gcbcri"SermonAudio is a great resource. I refer people to it all the time. I can‚Äôt tell you how many people have visited our church because of some connection they made through SermonAudio. The site works well and has good content. I love the speakers you have at your Foundations Conference and am so thankful you are partnering with the work in Manhattan. Keep pressing on with your good work!"
Beth Parkhill, Grace Church (PCA) www.sermonaudio.com/gracepca"SermonAudio has worked very well for our church. It‚Äôs easy to learn how to upload sermons and the whole site works very simply. SermonAudio is a great outreach for our church. We are so encouraged as we see from the download reports that we have quite a few people who listen to our pastor‚Äôs messages all around the world. Our church members, including our shut-ins, are able to use the site with ease. Some of our former church members who have moved away continue to keep up with our pastor‚Äôs preaching as well. Sometimes you just don‚Äôt who is listening to your messages but it is encouraging to know that the Gospel is getting out there and God is definitely using this site. SermonAudio has been a real blessing for our own members and for the extended church! Thank you"
Curt Arend, Grace Bible Church San Diego www.sermonaudio.com/gbcsd"I have regularly recommended SermonAudio to churches and pastors for years and many have become broadcasters with you. We have used the embed codes you provide to seamlessly integrate with our church website. We are encouraged to see the monthly statistics each month. The Lord has used this site for good in many lives. I receive lots of feedback through SermonAudio. One time a young man, who was away from the Lord, began listening to some messages on the site and realized he needed to repent and return to the Lord. As he listened, he reached out to us, decided to move to our area, and has begun fellowshipping and worshipping with us. God has done a work of grace and restoration in his life!"
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.