Jesus himself said that we should be careful how we listen to what God has to say (Luke 8:18) and so it’s worth giving some thought to how we approach the sermons we listen to.
Christopher Ash’s book “Listen Up! A practical Guide to Listening to Sermons” is excellent and we used it at Lymington Baptist Church some years ago as study material for small groups.
And this week’s edition of Mortification of Spin speaks really helpfully to the same issue. Worth a listen – it’s about 15 minutes. (MOS isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and much of the time, theologically, it isn’t where I am but I absolutely love it!)