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40 reasons to be part of a local church

CONTRIBUTED BY HENRY AND MARIAN HAMELINK For our last borrowed blog post for April, here is one from Jesse Johnson. Jesse is the Teaching Pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, USA. Jesse writes here about the reasons that we should belong to a local church. 40 REASONS TO BE PART OF A LOCAL CHURCH – BY…

The art of listening … to a sermon – Part 2

Last week we saw the importance of expositional listening. So, how do we become good expositional listeners? The following tips were prepared by David Murray, and are taken from here. (I’ve shortened some of them) Before the Sermon Read and mediate on God’s Word every day: Daily Bible reading whets our appetite for the main course…

The art of listening … to a sermon

In most home-visits the subject of the preaching will be discussed. In fact, if it isn’t, you should be holding your elder to account! Typically a good part of this discussion will revolve around the preacher – his style, strengths and weaknesses. But what about the listener? How good are we at listening to sermons?…