When Paul gives specific instructions for gospel churches he begins with an emphasis on prayer: â€śI exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all menâ€ť (1 Timothy 2:1). Gospel-rooted prayers must receive top priority in the church. Such prayers display a wide variety of expressions. We are to pray for all kinds of men but especially for those who serve in governnment as they make laws and set regulations that are conducive or oppressive to gospel ministry. Gospel-rooted prayers bring great benefit to believers and thus to society (vv. 2-4) In fact such prayers flow from the gospel: â€śFor there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due timeâ€ť (1 Timothy 2:5â€“6). We will look at more principles regarding gospel-rooted praying in the coming weeks. For now, remember that both Jesus and Paul urge us to make the advancement of God's kingdom the first priority in our prayers!
We appreciate our broadcasters who partner with us to proclaim truth. SermonAudio every day! We love to interact with them and to hear how this partnership encourages them and their congregations.
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!
Rev James MacInnes, Lochalsh & Strath Free Church (Cont) www.sermonaudio.com/lochalshstrath"We all have our roles in the work of Godâ€™s kingdom and SermonAudio plays a vital role in helping churches like ours get the Word out to others. We minister in a place where there is gospel hardness, yet this means allows us to reach some that cannot make it to church or are hesitant to attend. We had one individual in our area listen to our messages on-line for some time before actually visiting us and worshipping with us. SermonAudio has been a blessing to us in many ways. Your work is very efficient. I have also appreciated the timely response you give when we have contacted you about an issue in the past."
Nicolas Alford, Grace Baptist Church of Taylors www.sermonaudio.com/gbctaylors"We recently updated our website and made the switch to SermonAudio for hosting our sermons. We were looking for a site that offered better service, better outreach, and better functionality and partnering with SermonAudio has accomplished all of those goals. We are very pleased. We like the statistics you provide each month along with the ability to search sermons by speakers, dates, series, and topics. Our sound techs have all been very positive about the change. We are thrilled with what you offer. We are very happy to be a part of the SemonAudio community."
Robert Luff, Greenville Christian Fellowship www.sermonaudio.com/gcfgreenville"We appreciate all you do at SermonAudio. The site is accessible and easy to use. I use it personally to listen to messages from other churches and to stay in touch with ministries I have a connection with. SermonAudio makes it much easier to distribute our sermons. We use your website integration tool which works well for us. We love what you are doing!"
Trevor Washburn, Echo United Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/echoub"The congregation wasn't sure that the money would be worth investing in a website to share our sermons, but we finally pulled the trigger. After 8 short days and only 9 sermons uploaded, we have reached 10 countries and 26 states. The benefit to our shut-ins being able to listen to the sermons, those who weren't able to make it, and people all across the country has made this money well spent. The comments and emails from people all around the world telling you the benefit of the preached word coming from our very own pulpits is amazing and a reach we would never have been able to accomplish on our own."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.