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What is this all about?

I have never been good at listening to sermons.  When I was a kid, I couldn't stay quiet. As I got a little older, I couldn't sit still.  When I finally arrived at the place where I was able to quietly sit still and listen to the sermon, I started falling asleep. Fueled by coffee, I solved one problem and caused another. I could stay awake but my mind would wander.  It was my cross to bear.

These days, I am a pastor.  I have the wonderful privilege of preaching God's Word each Sunday.  My how the tables have turned.  Like a cruel joke, I pour my heart into a sermon and watch a crowd of people struggle to pay attention, stay awake, sit still, and stay quiet. Its funny how life turns out...
All joking aside, Christians hear a lot of sermons throughout the year. Some are terrible, but others are truly good. I have walked away from great sermons feeling encouraged, challenged, convicted, and enlightened.  But the struggle was always implementing the points of the sermon into t…