This episode is a brief break from the Unity in Christ series. I recently filled in for Jarod preaching for the middle school chapel at Denton Calvary Academy. I was able to record it on my phone, and I spoke to them about what it really means when we say “Jesus paid for my sins on the cross.” There is so much to learn from digging into the Old Testament, and my hope is that they will begin to explore what is, for a lot of Christians in the West at least, an often unknown section of their Bibles.
50 episodes: reflections and hope
In just a couple days, episode 50 will drop. It’s hard to believe Spurgeon Audio has come this far from those first few raw episodes I recorded in Jon’s studio. I had no real idea what, exactly, I wanted this to be, other than a chance to share with others the words that were inspiring me in my walk. In that time I have passed through some deep, deep valleys as well as witnessed beautiful heights.
And so many of you have passed through those times with me, at a distance. The encouragement I’ve gotten from so many as I’ve developed this platform by God’s grace and through His wisdom has been incredibly gracious and kind. I continue to covet all your prayers and I am hoping to continue to build relationships with the brethren as I seek to bless you in any way I can.
A few stats
I have purposefully not dwelt on numbers much with this podcast, because I don’t want to be sitting around obsessing over download numbers and Alexa ratings. But I did want to share a few numbers that make me very happy:
- The number one streamed and downloaded episode is Episode 35: The Glorious Gospel. If there is any episode that I hope will hold the theme of this podcast, it is that one both in title and in substance. I hope that as long as I am able to produce this, that I will never waver from that.
- The third-most is Episode 34: Earthquake but not Heartquake. I recorded this one shortly before the beginning of one of my darkest times, and certainly God led me through the truth of the words I read that day. I hope it has strengthened others in their own struggles.
- The list of countries that I have seen listeners coming from is mindboggling. It is incredibly humbling to know you have given your time to listen to this podcast, and I hope you will continue to join in.
My desire is to begin to release this podcast more regularly. I have not been as disciplined as I could be in this effort and I want to become more focused on producing content here, both original work and more Spurgeon sermons.
There are a couple things I would like to ask for input or advice on before I sign out here:
- I have steadfastly refused and will continue to refuse to ask for donations. I believe that if you are desiring to give money to support a ministry, it’s best given to your own local body. I am, however, considering monetizing either through ads or sponsorships of some kind. If you have thoughts or helpful input on this I welcome any and all advice and direction.
- I have been using the same music for a while, and I’m hoping to find more to share. If you are an artist looking for platforms to get ears on your tunes, or if you’re just interested in collaborating, I would love to hear from you. I’m not looking for free handouts, and I hope you will consider dropping me a line.