Mars Hill Church in Michigan offers suggestions on how to listen to a sermon in worship. They offer a simple framework, a discipline for listening for the voice of God through the words of another.

  • What words, phrases, or ideas did you connect with? Why?
  • Was there anything that disturbed you or felt unsettling? Why?
  • What did you hear that you want to know more about?
  • Finish this sentence: If I take this seriously, then that would mean _____________________.
  • What questions does this raise for you?
  • If you had to draw what you just heard, what would you draw?
Keith Anderson in A Spirituality of Listening: Living What We Hear