A rĂ©ponse to a sermon that states it was just want the listener wanted to hear, can mean that the listener hasn’t really comprehended God’s Word. An encounter with the word of God that is truly heard evokes a response that it was just what the listener needed to hear. From Will Willimon: When the …

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A lot of churches are used to discomfort on Sunday mornings. But it’s usually their pews causing the pain. It should be the word that unsettles you. From Will Willimon: In preaching, you’ll know it’s not the gospel if it purports to offer a formula for living with and loving Jesus without discomfort. In the …

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Don’t rush through a book by Will Willimon. (Even though he seems to produce a lot in print, especially lately) That way you delay the feeling of mild sadness that there’s no more left when you finish reading. From Leading With The Sermon, Willimon provides another proposal about how disciples of Jesus can train themselves …

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God primarily grows Christians through his word, proclaimed to his people in corporate gathering. While God’s intent is consistent, disciples of Jesus develop a capacity not just to listen, but to truly hear God’s Word. From Leading With The Sermon, Will Willimon enumerates how the Christian trains themselves to be a hearer. One of those …

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