A Practical Guide to Listening to Sermons
“We give a copy of Listen Up to all our new members”
— Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington D.C.
Why on earth does anyone need a guide on how to listen to sermons? Don’t we simply need to ‘be there’ and stay awake? Jesus said: ‘Consider carefully how you listen.’ The fact is, much more is involved in truly listening to Bible teaching than just sitting and staring at the preacher.
In this short and practical guide, Christopher Ash outlines seven ingredients for healthy listening. He then deals with how to respond to bad sermons – ones that are dull, or inadequate, or heretical. And finally, he challenges us with ideas for helping and encouraging our Bible teachers to give sermons that will really help us to grow as Christians.
The author’s aim is to help us learn how to listen better, so that through His word, God will make us more and more Christlike.