We live in uncertain times when those of us in the West, who have benefited from a culture saturated with the light of the Gospel of Jesus, are fearing the effects of secularization on the foundations of our society and family life. But is fear the correct response? As Christians, we are to engage our culture with the light of Christ, the only and best response to the darkness surrounding us.
Jesus commanded his apostles to go into the world and make disciples. The night before he went to the cross, Jesus prayed for their mission:
“I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world,just as I am not of the world.I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.”—John:17:14-19 (ESV)
It cuts through, and this sermon seeks to point the listener to that light and the life He gives. Listen, and share!
Spurgeon Audio is Dave Seip and Jon Ladner. Dave Seip lives in Denton, Texas. Great modern preachers like John Piper and Matt Chandler were used by God to preach truth and lead him into maturity, and it is his desire to take the words of another man used mightily by God, Charles H. Spurgeon, and give him a sermon podcast stream alongside those in the hope that they will go on to bear fruit in the ears of others. Visit his blog at: http://davethehedonist.blogspot.com.
Jon Ladner lives in Denton, TX with his wife, Rachel. He is a high school English teacher, a writer, a musician, and he has been doing audio production in varying capacities for several years. Through the Spurgeon Audio Podcast, he enjoys digging into the compelling writings of Charles Spurgeon. Visit his blog at jonladnertheturingtest.blogspot.com. Follow them on Twitter at @SpurgeonAudio, on Facebook at Facebook at Spurgeon Audio, or visit their website at https://spurgeonaudio.org.