One practice that Christians should be engaged in, week in and week out, is the practice of coming to their church’s Sunday service to hear the Word of God. In a recent Sunday sermon, we looked at a passage where Jesus spoke about hearing and doing all that Jesus commanded--not just to hear, but also to do. However, many of us (myself included) have probably experienced how easy it is to hear a sermon and then forget what the sermon was about, even the very next hour.
In this month of June, we are having guest speakers throughout the whole month and I will join all of you in practicing the discipline of listening to sermons in the best way possible:
“…with a soul that is prepared, a mind that is alert, a Bible that is open, a heart that is receptive, and a life that is ready to spring into action.”
I encourage you to read some of the links below and be prepared for a wonderful month of sermons from guest speakers. (A good place to start would be link #1, an article by the President of Wheaton College, Philip Ryken, from which the quote above is taken.)
2) https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/7-ways-to-become-a-better-sermon-listener/ for a more advanced approach.
3) https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/how-to-listen-to-a-sermon/ for additional resources.
Here are the guest speakers who will bring us God’s Word during the month of June:
June 9 - Vern Poythress
June 16 - Peter Wang
June 23 - Ken McAlpin
June 30 - Peter Brown