I am very thankful for technology. I am very thankful that God always men to learn and develop new and inventive ideas. Today, I am very thankful for the internet, downloading capabilities, and CDs. As a stay at home mom of a 3 month old, I often don't have the time, energy, or resources to read and study the Bible in the way that I would like to. However, I do have access to men of faith who do have that time. And with a few quick clicks of my mouse, I can listen to these men for 30-60 minutes and learn so much and be refreshed and encouraged in my faith. So while I am doing laundry, or making dinner, or cleaning up the house, I can be "studying." And if I don't catch but half of it the first time around, then I can listen to it again. Because half is better than none. I used to think that I really had to sit and focus on the sermon if I was going to listen to it, which meant that I never listened to any because I didn't have the time or patience to do that. But I am learning that listening to the Bible on CD or sermons even as background noise during the day greatly increases my affections for God, and I'm surprised at how much I catch. And I think it's a great witness for my Charissa as she grows - her mama would rather listen to sermons as background noise than the TV. Maybe if I do it enough her first word will be "justification." :)
If you're looking for a good tool for finding sermons online go to The Alliance Counsel.