Have you ever been sitting in church listening to the preacher go on and on and wondered when the sermon would be over? We've all been there, but in Nehemiah chapters 8 and 9, we see Ezra stand up and read from the Bible for four hours (possibly more)! While I don't recommend our preachers start knocking out Lord of the Rings lengthed sermons like Ezra, I think we can learn from the response of the people. Here are four tips to help you respond to God's Word whether you are listening to a sermon or reading on your own.
Mark has been happily married for five years, has a year and a half old daughter, and serves as a youth and children pastor in Oak Park.