This page will cover some of the basic vision, core beliefs and information about the sermonindex.net ministry. This is being compiled to help as a reference point for those that desire to know more about this ministry and God's dealings with it.
Gospelcom Interview of Greg Gordon
[b]VISION OF THIS MINSTRY[/b]
[i]"The mission of SermonIndex is the [b]preservation[/b] and propogation of classical vintage preaching and the promotion of genuine biblical revival to this generation."[/i]
The work and ministry of sermonindex can be encapusalted in this one word: REVIVAL. sermonindex is not a organisation, buiness, or any attempt by man to build something for God. It is rather a expression of a heart burden to see the Church revived and brought back to holiness, purity, and power with God.
"I was now beholding a precious gem, what my heart had been longing for. The strong preaching that seems to have gone by the wayside has once again been resurrected." - Mike Balog
"The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their own means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" -Jeremiah 5:31
[b]STATEMENT OF FAITH[/b]
That the Bible (66 books) is the inspired and infallible Word of God, the sole and sufficient guide for our life on earth.
That there is one God eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His humanity, His perfectly sinless life, His substitutionary death as an atonement for our sins, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal return to the earth for His saints.
That all human beings are dead in sin and utterly lost and that the only way their sins can be forgiven is through repentance and through faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, whereby a person is born again to be a child of God.
That justification is by faith in Christ alone, the evidence of this being good works that glorify God.
In baptism in water, by immersion, after regeneration, in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
In the necessity of being filled with the Holy Spirit continually in order to have power to be witnesses for Christ - by life and by word.
In the resurrection of the righteous to eternal life and the resurrection of the unrighteous to eternal damnation.
[i](taken from cfcindia.com statement of faith)[/i]
[b]HISTORY OF THE WEBSITE[/b]
This website was created simply out of a burden of 24 year old Greg Gordon to see a biblical genuine revival in the Church. This work began in December 2002 with some sermons by late Leonard Ravenhill being posted on the internet. From there God has seen fit to see the archive grow to over 500 speakers and 14,000 sermons with over 7 million downloads.
Here is a reference thread for more information on the history of the site with screenshots:
[b]4 YEARS OF MINISTRY AT SERMONINDEX.NET[/b]
[b]SERMONS THAT DEFINE[/b]
Here are some audio sermons that really define the heart behind sermonindex and the message it desires to convey and bring to the viewers of the site.
[b]Reality in the Christian Life by Zac Poonen[/b]
[b]Ten Shekels and a Shirt by Paris Reidhead[/b]
[b]An Interview with Leonard Ravenhill (video) by Leonard Ravenhill[/b]
[b]Judgment Seat of Christ by Leonard Ravenhill[/b]
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon