You have likely heard about how you can pray through a passage of Scripture, but have you ever thought about thanking God through a passage of Scripture. I did this a few days ago as I read Psalm 86. The psalm prompted me to thank God that He is a personal God (v. 1). I thanked God that He is good, ready to forgive and plenteous in mercy (v. 5). I thanked Him for his greatness and His uniqueness (v. 10). I meditated on God's compassion, graciousness, longsuffering, and truth (v. 15). Finally, I gave thanks to Him for His help and comfort (v. 17). The psalms are relatively easy to find reasons for thanksgiving, but you can ‚Äúthank your way through‚ÄĚ most passages of Scripture that you are reading. Perhaps as you listen to your pastor's sermon this Sunday or listen to a message on SermonAudio, you could keep a short list of things in the text that move you to thank God for.
Our broadcasters often express thanksgiving for their partnership with us and share ways they have seen God use the site in their churches. Here are summaries of some recent conversations we have had with them recently.
But first, some other encouragements!
"I love this app! It is excellent for hearing God's word and keeps me close to the Lord"--(anonymous)
"Awesome app. Wide selection of sermons from different pastors. Play, pause, rewind,fast forward as you want. Love it!"--(anonymous)
"I love all of you for sharing God's word so freely. You are a breath of the sweetest & freshest air. God bless you all."--Shirin
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!
Mike Kwok, Fellowship Baptist Church www.sermonaudio.com/fellowship"I just want to really thank you for maintaining and supporting this site. It's a great blessing knowing the the sermons our pastor preaches in a small Australian town are reaching a global audience. May God bless you for the service you provide."
Kenneth Stewart, Glasgow RP Church of Scotland www.sermonaudio.com/glasgowrpcs"SermonAudio is a great service. We are a young church and have been with SermonAudio since we started. We receive quite a bit of feedback from listeners. It is quite remarkable how widely our sermons are distributed. We are really amazed and astonished by who listens to the sermons and where they listen to them. For example, we have received feedback from a group of believers in a mountainous region of Japan. These folks aren‚Äôt even part of our denomination but they gather regularly to listen to the messages since there is no church established near them. It is also very easy for our congregation here to use the site when they have missed a message. This is especially helpful when I am working through a series on a theme or Bible character and members want to keep up with this."
Rev. Philip B. Strong, Grace Reformed Fellowship www.sermonaudio.com/wyopresbuteros"I can‚Äôt tell you how privileged I feel to preach the Word of God and to have someone in Germany, Spain or Japan listen to it on SermonAudio. It is so encouraging to me. The Word is going out all around the world through you. You all are like Gutenberg inventing the printing press in his day. I am so grateful for the techies who had the forethought to create this site. It is a wonderful tool and relatively easy for me to use. I can refer people to the site with confidence because I know you don‚Äôt allow just anything on this site. SermonAudio is a great avenue for people to find solid preaching. I am reminded of Elijah who wondered if there was anyone else out there standing for truth. Sometimes when I minister in this area I wonder the same thing, but then the Lord reminds me that there are thousands of faithful men who are on SermonAudio and stand true to the gospel! Thank you for harnessing the power of technology and harnessing it to advance God‚Äôs kingdom!"
We would encourage you to read through more testimonials we've received over the years from both listeners and broadcasters alike.