A Season of Release
Church family, the sermon continues our Season of Release. Some things have got to go. One of those things is half-listening. The scripture from James 1:19 says you must be “quick to listen.”
I want to focus our thoughts on listening to each other and listening to God. If we are honest, we will admit that our listening skills are dull. We are multi-tasking, on the move, and half-hear what is being said to us. This is problematic for church growth.
If we dig deeper, there are more serious reasons why we are not listening to each other.
- We are self-centered and do not care what others have to say.
- We fear criticism and become defensive when others speak to us.
- We mistrust others and assume they want to hurt us.
- We have a problem with being supervised and resist following instructions.
If any of this describes you, I have good news! Jesus can fix it. Confess and be blessed!
Dr. Sheron C. Patterson