â€śRejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning youâ€ť (1 Thessalonians 5:16â€“18. These directives are clear commands from God. The dynamic for obeying them is our standing â€śin Christ Jesus.â€ť The doctrine that underlies them is the sweet doctrine of providence. However, if you are like me, you often lack joy, you ignore prayer, and you are not thankful. Many factors can corrupt our hearts and minds and keep us from these basic attitudes and actions. When we doubt God's character, the trustworthiness of His Word, His sovereignty or his love, we will lack joy. Selfishness kills prayer. Worldliness steals a thankful spirit. A critical spirit destroys hearts, blinds vision, and warps thinking. Impatience with God's timing or discontentment with His will kills thanksgiving.
May God give each of you a blessed Thanksgiving celebration and a growing spirit of gratitude. Let your thankful heart glorify God, strengthen your church, and reach out to lost people this season. Give thanks with us here at SermonAudio for the godly broadcasters who provide us with Biblical preaching that ministers to our souls every day!
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!
Pastor Christopher Sheffield, Grace Reformed Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/grbcrm"I have nothing but positive things to say about SermonAudio. Your service is very helpful and really is an extension of the ministry of our local church. Being on SermonAudio has been instrumental in allowing us to make a connection with people who have listened to sermons and had questions. Iâ€™ve had some opportunities to interact with individuals who have contacted us. One man lives in an area where there are very few solid evangelical ministries so he has listened to messages to supplement his spiritual intake. Another gentleman contacted me about streaming my messages from SA on a radio station out west. It has been interesting to see how God has made these connections somewhat â€śout of the blue.â€ť Some people wonder if SermonAudio is worth the monthly fee, but for us there is no question it it. Itâ€™s a benefit to our own members who want to listen to a sermon they missed for some reason. We also appreciate that you are site that has a solid evangelical emphasis so that we can recommend other sermons on your site. We are overwhelming satisfied with this opportunity to be on SermonAudio."
Ron Johnson, Grace Reformed Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/grbcam"We have partnered with SermonAudio for a over a decade. We find the site to be use friendly. We were able to integrate their new sermon browser with our website so that our sermons are more readily accessible. The process of downloading a sermon is very easy. Whenever we had a question or an issue, the staff has been very responsive in helping us out."
Rev. Sam Perez, Grace Reformed Church www.sermonaudio.com/jerseycitygrace"We are very satisfied with SermonAudio. It meets all the needs we have currently as a local church. The uploading process is very streamlined and the ability to search for sermons is simple and easy. Having our sermons on the site enables our members to conveniently share a message or two with their friends who are considering visiting our church. This has been helpful in allowing friends to get a sense of what our church is all about before attending."
Rev. Hugh Ferrier, High Free Church Stornoway www.sermonaudio.com/highfreechurch"I have used SermonAudio personally for years. I enjoy the broad range of denominations on the site and the solid teaching that ministers to me. Everyone I know finds the site very easy to use. We have church members in their 80's who are no longer able to attend our services, but they tell me it easy for them to download and listen to messages on their iPads. It is really fantastic to be a part of the site. It is a tremendous resource for the church."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.
"Many factors can corrupt our hearts and minds and keep us from these basic attitudes and actions. When we doubt God's character, the trustworthiness of His Word, His sovereignty or his love, we will lack joy. Selfishness kills prayer. Worldliness steals a thankful spirit. A critical spirit destroys hearts, blinds vision, and warps thinking. Impatience with God's timing or discontentment with His will kills thanksgiving."
Wow, what good writing! I am going to copy this and stick it on the wall.