2 Thessalonians offers an interesting pattern of the dynamic between preaching and prayer. The book delves into a variety of themes that are still timeless today. Yet after teaching section, Paul mentions how he is praying for this church (see 1:11-12, 2:16-17, 3:5, 16, 18). For example, after Paul instructs the church about several expectations he has for them, he prays, ‚ÄúAnd the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patient waiting for Christ‚ÄĚ (3:5) This is a timeless model for ministry. We are to hear what God calls us to do and then we must beseech Him for divine power to accomplish it in our lives. It‚Äôs almost as if Paul gives to preachers a clear illustrations of what Luke says the apostles did in Acts 6:4‚ÄĒgave themselves ‚Äúcontinuously to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.‚ÄĚ We would do well to keep this model of ijoining together teaching and prayer.
We enjoy sharing feedback with you that we receive from broadcasters and listeners It‚Äôs a joy to hear how God is using this site for spreading God‚Äôs truth both near and far.
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We continue to receive encouraging feedback from users regarding our mobile apps. Here's that latest that we have enjoyed reading:
I love that when I'm feeling down and Satan's getting to me, I can listen to sermons that deal with exactly what I'm dealing with at anytime. I listen to sermons on a daily basis and love to listen to our local churches here in Florida and also churches other places. Great app! I would recommend it to anybody. What a blessing this app is to me and my walk with the one true God. -- Mark Willard
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!
Tawfiq Cotman-El, Grace Church Austin www.sermonaudio.com/gca"We are a brand new broadcaster on SermonAudio but I have been familiar with SermonAudio for years. I was recently sent out by our church in San Antonio to pastor two churches. Getting started on SermonAudio has gone very smoothly. The site is user-friendly and everything is wonderful. I appreciate the personal connection you made with me just a few weeks after partnering with you. We look forward to what God has in store as we continue with you."
Matt Hand, Grace City Denver www.sermonaudio.com/northfieldchurch"When we revamped our church website a couple of years ago, we had the capacity to just keep all our sermons on our site. However, we made the conscious decision to continue our relationship with SermonAudio and upload sermons to both our site for our local community‚Äôs use as well as to keep uploading to SermonAudio. We found that partnering with you gave us exposure to an audience we could never reach on our own. The monthly cost is inexpensive and we are fascinated by the statistics that show our little church in urban Denver is reaching places like Pakistan. We see it a a big win for us to let other people hear the gospel in this way."
James Flaherty, Grace Community Bible Fellowship www.sermonaudio.com/gracecbf"Using SermonAudio is so much better than what we did previously with just uploading sermons to our website. We are thrilled to have it. It‚Äôs a great means to reach people. One member of our church is a truck driver who now can listen to the sermons he misses within a day or so. People who travel and miss one of the sermons can now keep up and not feel like they missed anything from the series. We are very pleased and gratified. The cost is reasonable even for a smaller church as it starts out. Thank you for this partnership."
Gregory N. Barkman, Beacon Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/beacon"We have enjoyed a fruitful relationship with SermonAudio for many years, and we continue to be immensely blessed by this ministry. We enjoy seeing the many sermon downloads from across the United States and around the World, and are especially encouraged by the numerous email contacts we receive from listeners who write to ask questions or just to encourage us. We praise the Lord for making this internet service available to us and for being able to recommend it to others."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.