SermonIndex celebrates an upcoming 10 years of ministry and over 20 million sermon downloads
With almost 10 years of Ministry SermonIndex is excited to celebrate this time of ministry by giving glory to God for the great things He has done. "This site is just what the body of Christ needs to prepare us for our Lord's return." - K.P. Yohannan.
- (1888PressRelease) March 02, 2012 - In the Evangelical Christian world there are few things that remain hidden to many as a great resource and treasure to the church. One of these hidden treasures to some is the website ministry of SermonIndex.net. This online ministry began very humbly just about 10 years ago when the founder Greg Gordon in his parents home ran across a book of Leonard Ravenhill's and when impacted by the message started to get this late preacher's sermons online. "I never really considered the website a ministry for the longest time; it simply began as a hobby," states Greg, "Only after the first million sermons where downloaded and many testimony letters came in that I realized God is powerfully using this website for His glory."
This "hobby" has now become one of the premier websites on the entire internet to receive free audio sermons by some of the best classic preachers from the past. Currently to date you can access literally hundreds of sermons from the famous preachers such as: A.W. Tozer, Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, Carter Conlon, George Verwer, Art Katz and many more. After almost 10 years of ministry, the website has expanded not only to host sermons but to run over 10 international conferences on revival where the attendance was free. Greg feels the style and burden of ministry is different than many other Christian organizations in the West: "I felt since the beginning to try and run the ministry for the lowest amount of resources while still maintaining the great impact for the kingdom." Perhaps unorthodox in some ways, Greg states some of the goals and principles of the work: "God told me never sell any of the sermon materials and to allow them to be copied for free personal use and free distribution." He continues, "We have never begged for money and have rarely made our needs known trusting God for all that is required to run the website and its outreaches."
To-date the website gives access to over 20,000 audio sermons in the mp3 format which can be downloaded to your computer or any modern media player. SermonIndex also offers materials in video, text and even some old vintage images of some of the classical preachers listed. Greg shares on the impact he has felt the website ministry has had over these years: "It is really hard to even gauge how God has used this ministry, we know roughly how many downloads are from the main site but we cannot even begin to estimate how many have been downloaded and listened to world-wide through other sites, radio, T.V. and other media outlets. Thus we give God 100% of the glory for His work and the way He is spreading these vital sermons to others."
Many famous leaders in the Church have commended this work and its almost 10 years of ministry now:
"This site is just what the body of Christ needs to prepare us for our Lord's return." - K.P. Yohannan (International Director of Gospel for Asia)
"How I thank the Lord for this great website and ministry." - George Verwer (Founder of Operation Mobilisation)
"Sermonindex.net has done the Body of Christ a great service by compiling and cataloguing thousands of sermons related to revival." - Byron Paulus (Executive Director of Life Action Ministries)
"What a gift from God to this generation is SermonIndex!" - Dr. Michael L. Brown (President, FIRE School of Ministry)
"I enjoy using sermon index because it allows me to listen to messages from preachers who have gone on to glory." - Michael Catt (Pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church)
"We are in desperate need of revival in our time and Sermonindex is being used by God to awaking the church to this need." - Clayton Dougan (Preacher/Evangelist, Evangelism International)
We end with a comment from the founder in which he wrote down many years ago and states that he has continually come back to read this to himself to remember that SermonIndex is a work of the Lord:
"Remember it is the work of the Lord! God began it and He will be faithful to finish it for His testimony and glory. You are just a little boy with a few loaves and fish to give to Jesus. Depend on Him, not on yourself nor your abilities, ministry experience or self-confidence. Remember! It is still: Not by might, not by power but by His Spirit. A time is coming when you will stand before God. Everything done for self-promotion, praise of men or success will be burnt away, just a heap of ashes! The will of your Heavenly Father should be your only concern."
(For more information or to set up a radio/blog/magazine interview with the founder of SermonIndex.net Greg Gordon, contact us at 778-779-0097 or email: sermonindex ( @ ) gmail dot com) dot
Contact: Greg Gordon, Founder of SermonIndex.net, 778-779-0097, sermonindex ( @ ) gmail dot com