Thursday, April 29, 2010

Do you prepare to HEAR? If not, maybe that's why the sermon doesn't reach you

Expository Listening | Challies Dot Com

Short, simple and challenging book review at the link. I'll have to get this book into my stack.

I blog now and then with challenges and encouragements for preachers - so this one is for hearers.

...preaching is a joint venture in which the listener partners with the pastor so that "the Word of God accomplishes its intended purpose of transforming your life. Nothing creates a more explosive, electrifying, life-changing atmosphere than when the lightning bolts from a Spirit-empowered preacher hit the lightning rods of a Spirit-illuminated listener. There is no telling the dynamic impact the Spirit of God will make through the Word of God any time someone who faithfully explains and applies God's Word comes into contact with someone who faithfully listens to and obeys God's Word." This powerful synergy is at the heart of so much lasting spiritual change.

h/t Treading Grain

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

It helps to be grounded especially when the revisionist preacher starts throwing lightning bolts.

Signed,

Rubber Souled er, I mean Soled, U.P.