Toward that end, I'd like to offer some evaluation questions to use as a mirror. I really don't think faithfully hearing sermons means being able to answer all of these questions, but they should give a good idea of how we're doing. These questions are designed to lead to living Scripture; this is on purpose, because Jesus wants us to be those who hear God's Word and do it. (Luke 8:21)
- What passage was the sermon from?
- What was the story or main thought of the passage?
- What was the main point of the sermon?
- What subpoints, illustrations, exhortations struck me most?
- What applications did the preacher draw from the text?
- Is there any reason to think this application is a bad idea or somehow unbiblical?
- If not, what is my plan for implementing this application? How will I know when I've done it or at least in process of doing it?
- How can our church family live out this application together?
- What other applications should I draw from the sermon? What is my plan?
- How should this part of Scripture change the way I pray?
- How can I use the sermon and its applications in discipling my children this week?
- How will living out what I've heard change how I treat my wife, husband, children, friends, parents, etc.?
Would you add any questions to this list?