Did You Get Anything from the Sermon or Bible Class?

As a minister, one question I think about during the week is, “What will people get out of this lesson?” Or “What did people get out of last week’s lesson?”  Also, as a minister, I know some lessons are better than others and people listen and respond differently, but…did you get anything out of the sermon or the Bible class?

Allow me to offer a few suggestions that might help you to get something from a lesson:

  • What did you put into the lesson?
    • Did you prepare your mind before Sunday?
    • Did you open your mind to the message or be as a Pharisee (Matthew 15.1-9) or a mocker (Acts 17.32)?
    • Did you open your Bible and follow along?
    • Did you take notes on the message to review later?
    • Did you bring a proper attitude to worship?
    • Just another thought: The old saying rings true, “you get out of something what you put into it.”


  • Why Did You Come to Worship?
    • Do you not come to join with the saints in mutual fellowship and mutual worship to God the Father?
    • Do you not come to support the preaching of God’s Word or do you always look to see what you get from it?
    • Do you glorify God or seek self-glorification?


  • Where was your mind during the lesson?
    • Were you thinking of how to apply or know the message or were your thoughts on how much time you are wasting? (Attitude determines altitude)
    • What were two points listed during the message?
    • Can you recall three passages of scripture during the message?
    • Can you recall the title of the message?

These questions will not solve all the issues with listening to a sermon, but they provide a good start. Many times, people need to look internally before looking externally.

Just a thought,

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