There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

making the most of your 11 o’clock hour

We explored the nature of the Word and the nature of receiving its wisdom yesterday. One source I found helpful in getting my mind and heart around the subject was none other than the reknowned preacher of the 18th century, George Whitefield. Even the philandering deist, Benjamin Frankin, wept contritely at his open-air sermons that would draw thousands. He lines out here in this treatise how best to listen to sermons. If you consider how much time you’ve spent sitting in various settings hearing innumerable messages, and then you wonder how much good all that listening has really done (or not done)…it might be in your best interests to reconsider your modus operandi for receiving the Word. Bon Appetit.

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