How to Listen to a Sermon

christian standardOne hundred times more people will hear a sermon this week than preach one.  So why are there thousands of articles, books, and classes on how to preach a message, but virtually none on how to listen to one?

It’s because most people think listening just comes naturally. But that’s not what Jesus thought.

Jesus said to “consider carefully how you listen” (Luke 8:18). The state and fate of your life depends on how you listen. Teachers are responsible for teaching well, but you are responsible for listening well. Jesus wants you to listen in a way that will change your life.

That’s how this interesting magazine article by Brian Mavis in Christian Standard begins.  Click here to Read the rest of it.

It was a great read for me as I actually listen to a lot more sermons than I preach (thank you, podcasts).

~ by Greg Lee on June 17, 2009.

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