The Church Sofa Guide To Church: Getting Something Out of a Boring Sermon

Now I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but sometimes, every now and then… What’s the best way of putting this… A sermon may not speak to you personally… I’m not saying its a bad sermon… Just that you yourself may find it kinda boring. (Done, trying to be nice about rubbish sermons now are we? – Editor)

Well, here are some practical tips to help you get the most out of a boring sermon:

  1. Write a letter to God.
  2. Got access to Bible study notes on your phone? Read them.
  3. Read the Bible passage that’s being preached on.
  4. Pray. Then try listening just a bit at a time. Maybe something will jump out at get your attention. If its less then 140 characters try sharing it on Twitter with the #Sermon hashtag.
  5. Choose a book of the Bible; maybe one of the smaller ones, then read it.
  6. Someone come to mind That you’ve not touched base with for a while? Try dropping them a text?
  7. Gaze around. Whose sitting by themselves? Plot what you’re going to say to them after the service.
  8. Work out what you’re going to say if someone compliments the sermon to you, or even worse, asks what god said to you during the sermon.
  9. Get out. See if anyone needs company outside the church hall.
  10. Grab a pen. Grab some paper. Get started on that shopping list for that trip around Tesco’s you need to do after the service…

Do you have any tips to share?

Comments

  1. Stephen Biggs

    I’m sure point 10 is a wind up. Would anyone really contemplate leaving a Holy Huddle and marching into the evil den of consumerism?
    Doesn’t the good book teach that those who are friends of Tesco are at enmity with God?

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