Charles Spurgeon once declared, â€śMy own soulâ€™s conviction is that prayer is the grandest power in the entire universe, that it has a more omnipotent force than electricty, attraction, gravitation or any of those secret forces which men have called by name but which they do not understand.â€ť This assessment is shared by James who wrote, â€śThe effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth muchâ€ť (James 5:16). Is this your personal experience? Do you regularly pray and see powerful results? How many people do you know whose prayer life fits the description of James and the illustration provided by Elijah? Do we truly believe in the power of prayer? Are we passionate about it? Does the priority we give to prayer reflect our affirmation of its power? For most of us, sadly the knowledge we have about prayer far outweighs our practice of effectual, fervent prayer. Oh, that we would cry out anew, â€śLord, teach us to pray.â€ť
Please pray for the hundreds of broadcasters who faithfully provide thousands of message each week. As we interact with them, we are thankful for the feedback that they share about how God continues to use SermonAudio in ways beyond what we ask or think.
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!
In our recent trip to Africa, we had a chance to interview the men from Steel Structures Nairobi who were working on the new 50ft water tank that was recently installed for the community of Kitumula. Be sure to listen to the Five Minutes of FAME podcast.
Today was our last staff meeting with Ian Wagner as he relocates to the Far East! So grateful to continue to have him as part of our development team even from a distance. See you on Slack!
We're continuing to receive positive feedback from the Google App Store regarding our SA Android App for which we are thankful:
"I have used the free app for along time and finally became a member--but not just for me but for my family . Thank You, SermonAudio, for continually adding and improving yourself for the Glory Of God."--The Hogg family
"Great help indeed! God bless your efforts. (1Cor15:58)"--Sunil Albert
"Recently recommended to me by a friend, and it is truly helpful in my walk with God."--Alex Spain
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!
Ron Lovins, D.D., Grace Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/ronlovins"We count it a real blessing to be on the site. We really view this opportunity as an integral part of our missions outreach. The Bible says to preach the gospel to the whole world and this is the path for us to do so. Itâ€™s been a tremendous addition to us. Our folks get on the site and re-listen to messages. They also promote the site to believers and unbelievers. SermonAudio is really a great tool--but it is more than a tool, itâ€™s a wonderful ministry!"
Peter Nicotra, Grace Baptist Woodhaven, NYC, NY www.sermonaudio.com/gracebaptistrh"SermonAudio is a great tool for churches to use. We really appreciate it. Itâ€™s amazing how many people listen to it. We have had people listen to our sermons and recommend our church to people who were moving to our area. We also have had people who started listening to us on SermonAudio come and join our fellowship. One guy listened for about six to eight months and finally started attending with us. The site is a tremendous resource to to bless people who canâ€™t get to a good church. Itâ€™s the equivalent to the yellow pages 20 years ago to help people locate churches. Iâ€™ve recommended your site to many people through the years and have been blessed by the speakers that I listen to on your site."
Richard Warmack, Grace Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/graceofruston"Our church started back in a living room some 30 years ago. We are a congregation in a rural area and average about 50 people every Lordâ€™s Day. If you would have told me ten years ago that it would be possible for us to have over 100,000 downloaded sermons on SermonAudio, I would have laughed and thought that to be absolutely crazy. Now we have more downloads each week than we do people in the actual service. Those downloads come from all over the world and we have received feedback from all over the world. Because some of our people drive over one hundred miles to church each Sunday, Iâ€™m not able to spend a lot of time with them. I probably spend more time via Skype, Facebook Messenger, etc. interacting with people who listen to our messages on-line than I do with our church people. We get a tremendous response from SermonAudio listeners. If I donâ€™t have the Sunday message uploaded by Tuesday or Wednesday, I often get a phone call from someone asking when I am going to put it on SermonAudio. Some listeners donate to our church. One day when I came to church I noticed there was a new car in the parking lot. When I entered the building, a man came up to me and said, â€śYou probably have no idea who I am, do you?â€ť I did not but the man introduced himself. We had actually gone to school together (kindergarten through high school). Even though we were in the same grade, we hardly interacted at all in all those years. some thirty years later, he had found that I was preaching on SermonAudio. He located where I was preaching and he and his wife and sons started driving 100 miles one way to church every Sunday. He brought another couple with them (who also live miles away) and all of them have been coming to the church now for over 5 years. In fact, this friend now fills the pulpit when I am away and preaches as well if not better than I do! We love the service you offer and are grateful for the opportunities it offers us."
Pastor Michael Hildebrandt, Grace Baptist Church of North Tampa Bay www.sermonaudio.com/gbcntb"We love your site and promote it to others. Our families know about SermonAudio and use it regularly. I enjoy the news feed that you have and access it daily. You have a great app and website. We really appreciate your ministry and the good men that you have represented on it."
Jorge Elias, Elder, Grace Bible Church of Moorpark www.sermonaudio.com/gbcmpk"SermonAudio has been wonderful for us. It has given our church a lot of exposure. We appreciate the data from the monthly download reports you make available to us. I have used SermonAudio personally for years and have been enriched by it."
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.