The art of listening … to a sermon – Part 2

CONTRIBUTED BY OWEN MULDER 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…

The art of listening … to a sermon

CONTRIBUTED BY OWEN MULDER 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…

Leading children to God

CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW HART Every few weeks our Men’s group meets to discuss topics raised in a brilliant book called “The Masculine Mandate”, by Richard Phillips. A recent chapter had us discussing the topic of disciplining children, and the differences between discipline and punishment. The chapter identifies the differences between what parents intend to achieve, compared to…

Welcome

Welcome to the blog of the Free Reformed Church of Melville. We are a church that delights in belonging to Jesus, and being governed by him and his word – the Bible. This blog presents an opportunity to address a wide range of topics related to God and our service of him. The posts on…