| Q. Who run SermonIndex?|
Q. Who runs SermonIndex?
Answer. The body of Christ. Since its inception volunteer support has made it possible to archive thousands of audio, video and text sermons and other resources on the website. The true ownership of the website belongs to God and His people who have made it a inter-denominational expression of the body of Christ world-wide. The ministry founder is currently running the website ministry by faith.
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| Re: Q. Who run SermonIndex?|
From the beginning God has always operated through leadership. He anoints men and women to guide and direct the people in the pursuit of spiritual justice, always raising from the people those with a heart to lead.
Sermon Index is an incredible ministry, a blessing to the Body of Christ, a force for goodness and truth in a world committed to despair.
But it's leadership and authority must not be taken lightly, and those who participate should do so in a spirit that is consistent with the founders' vision from God. We are welcome to enhance the vision, but not to alter or damage it. As in every Christian endeavor, there is an element of submission that must be learned and practiced before one rises to a leadership useful to the Kingdom.
Those who ignor this and seek to set in place their own authority will never really have it.
My observation of Sermon Index's leadership is that tough love is exercised, the honor of the mission is protected, and the integrity stands.
| 2014/10/19 13:54||Profile|
| Re: Q. Who run SermonIndex?|
" The earth is The Lord' ,and the fullness thereof."
Are we not ALL just stewards in this earth? We will pass through just ONCE...Not another jot or title....we will leave.Then it will be left to the next.
" The earth is The Lord' and the fullness thereof"
Who knows,as in the book of Ester,..We were placed in different pasitions
in this earth,for times like this,or for a special purpose ?
In the book of Ester,...as she,Ester,if we do not fulfill God' purpose,then He will raise up someone else in our stead.Thank God,she was failtfull !
Bro. Greg has been given a great responcability,...What if The Lord wants an inlightenment to cone forth,or what if He wants a discussion to stop ?....Much prayer is needed both ways,..and I am not saying,that the seeking God in prayer is not happening,...I am saying,It is much needed....
I believe,in ALL KINDNESS,I have seen things happen here both ways,and possibly not in the way that our Lord would have it.
Do I also see in the hearts of some of my DEAR brothers here,that I have the love of God for,...some continuous spirit ? Or Strife ?
And there is another dear bro as well,...bro Neil,..You can readily tell,he is not trying to get ' the approval of men,...he speaks from his heart.He is not ashamed to show much love,and is readily to ask forgiveness should hme see he has done wrong to someone,....but do I dare say,he and us all,must remember the fruits of the spirit " in our suffering....ETC.....?
This ministry belongs to God,and Bro Greg is just a Stewart,as long as God is in it and God directs.We know God must always be The Head,...and our Head,...it is He who we look to.We must never forget.
Do I say all of this with much fear / trembling? VERY MUCH SO !
" this gospel of the kingdom of God must be preached in the whole world,
and THEN shall the END BE." ...( This has always,as I have expressed
Before,..my hopes for this web-site,that it would be a part in getting
" This gospel of the kingdom of God preached in the whole world." )
* What an opportunity !
| 2014/10/20 16:16||Profile|
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I'm very thankful that I discovered SI and especially in difficult times I found a lot of encouragement, strength and corrections from the Sermons. This doesn't mean that i always agree with everything. I think the Bible tells us that we are all still growing and learning and there are several examples of believers who disagreed, even Paul and Barnabas. But i think the Bible is very clear that we have to submit to the leadership, elders etc. Sidewalk makes some very good comments in his post. So may I say to Greg and all the leaders of SI thank you for all the work, stay strong and continue the work as the Lord directs you! He uses you in mighty ways to strengthen and equip other believers around the world!
A few scriptures:
Ephesians 4:11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
Matthew Henry: "Not a mere head knowledge, or bare acknowledging Christ to be the Son of God, but such as brings trust and obedience. There is a fulness in Christ, and a measure of that fulness given in the counsel of God to every believer; but we never come to the perfect measure till we come to heaven. God's children are growing, as long as they are in this world; and the Christian's growth tends to the glory of Christ.
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
May the Lord be glorified and may His Kingdom be established...
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