Do you expect God to speak?

Yesterday, I wrote about how our preaching could be simply improved if we focus on what the passage says and what the passage means for those listening to the sermon. You can read that here.

But your pastor could be the most enthralling speaker in the world, he could explain the passage clearly and simply, he could even apply it all pointedly to your life and the sermon do you no good. Whilst we rightly emphasise the work of the preacher in the preaching of the Word, we must also take seriously our responsibilities as hearers. Are we preparing ourselves to hear the Word taught as we ought?

In this short clip, listen to how we ought to cultivate our role as hearers of the Word. Do you walk into church ready to hear God speak? I think, if we’re honest, most of us don’t.