Saturday, December 20, 2008

Professional Listening

Listening to the "Calvary Chapel Live" broadcast (from Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale) with pastor Bob Coy, brought up an interesting thought.

As Christians we are surrounded by Christian teaching. We have radio stations, tv stations, live church services to go to. We have access to all this Christian information. Due to this fact, most Christians have become professional listeners.

We can tell you what each preachers teaching style is like, we can tell what their favorite topic to preach on is, we can tell you how long they preach, what words they use the most, whether their more of a topical preacher or an expositor. We are professional listeners.

James 1:22 says this, "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves."

Christianity requires more than just listening it requires action. It is a wonderful thing to be surrounded by all these sources of Biblical knowledge. This is what we need as Christians, this is how we are exposed to the light of His Word. But, we must not only listen to the information, we must act upon it.

Be more than a professional listener. Take action, be a doer!

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