The Apostle John describes the incarnation of Jesus Christ as follows: âAnd the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.â (John 1:14). During his thirty years on earth, Jesus revealed the fullness of grace! He also disclosed to us the fullness of the truth about God and the truth about ourselves. He displayed His glory continuously in places such as the turning of water to wine at Cana, the Mount of Transfiguration, the raising of Lazarus at Bethany. He lived out a fullness of purpose as He went about His Father's business with a sense of commision and compulsion. Some saw the fullness of Christ and received itâwhile others saw it and rejected it. John reported after the raising of Lazarus that many believed but others took counsel to put him to death! Praise God that âof his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.â (John 1:16). May we joyfully adore Christ in all His fullness this Christmas season!
Our broadcasters provide us feedback about their relationship with SermonAudio blesses their churches. Here are a few comments we have received recently.
But first, some other encouragements!
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We received heart-warming hand-written letters from listeners in Canada and West Virginia this past week .. Itâs such a treat to be greeted with such letters at the mailbox!
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!
Rev. James M. Sharp, Greater Grace Ministries www.sermonaudio.com/shepherd"Sermon Audio has been such a wonderful blessing for me. It's where my old sermons are finding new life! When I retired from last pastorate, I asked the eldersâ permission to have all the recordings of my sermons throughout the years including those on cassettes and cds. The sound engineer in my last church has been uploading them weekly to SermonAudio. My listening audience on SermonAudio has been increasing exponentially over the last couple of years and I now have more people listening to my sermons on-line than I ever did in my congregations! Thatâs why I say, âMy old sermons are finding new life.â It has been really great to be on your site because I know that Godâs Word never will return without accomplishing Godâs purposes! Thank you and God bless your ministry."
Ben F. Gardner, Grace Reformed Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/phph"Personally I use the app to listen to messages by men that I know and I respect. Being on SermonAudio has also given our church exposure to a wider audience among like-minded believers. We have found that we get quite a few hits from SermonAudio. More people find us through your site than they do accessing our own website. Using SermonAudio, I have also found like-minded pastors in my own area and so it is a great tool for increased fellowship. You are a blessing to us and we appreciate all you do!"
Stephen R. Burch, Green Mountain Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/gmbcvermont"We are very pleased with our relationship with SermonAudio. I really like the reports you send us each month. As we look over the reports at our deacons' meetings and as I present the numbers each year to our congregation, I am reminded that for $40 a month we have a 24/7 presence 365 days a year all over the world. We have had downloads in over 70 countries thus far. We couldnât support a missionary for that amount each month and have such a reach. We may never know what God is doing through someone downloading and listening to one of our sermons. The ease of integration with our website and the organization and storage of our sermons on your site makes it worth the cost of the service each month. I will occasionally give someone whom I am counseling or discipling a link to one of the sermons I preached on SermonAudio, have them listen to it, and then talk about it the next time we meet. Itâs so much easier to give them a link than it used to be to find the sermon recording, make a CD, and hand it off to them. Your site is a great tool for us."
Pastor Enrique Sarria, Iglesia del Valle Centra www.sermonaudio.com/iglesiadelvalle"We are thrilled to see more than 700 downloads in a week and half since we opened our SermonAudio account. It is of great encouragement for the whole church that more people are able to benefit from the ministry of His Word. Thank God for the SermonAudio staff and the great job done with this site."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.