We do it all the time. Listen to sermons, that is. Yet are we listening as we ought? Most preachers behind the pulpit spend a great deal of time preparing to deliver their messages. But what about the other side of the pulpit? How should a congregation listen to those messages?
Starting with James’ admonition to be “doers of the Word” with further instruction from the larger catechism, Barry and Scott discuss the duty of hearing the Word of God. From preparing to come to church, to examining the content of a sermon, to responding to it in faith and obedience, the preaching professor and practicing parishioner talk about the ins and outs of hearing God’s Word. Avoiding the self-deception James warns against, that of listening to a sermon but failing to truly hear it, is emphasized.
So take a listen to this episode of 3GT and, well, learn how to listen!