This past Sunday I got to be in the pew for a change. I see a lot of people being passive in worship. Here are 6 strategies I use when I am priviledged to be in the pews to insure that I am responsive to what is preached.
- BYOB. Bring your own Bible. Follow the readings and when appropriate underline, mark or otherwise annotate the text. If you read the Bible with a pencil in hand you will pay more attention to the text.
- Take Note. Bring a pad or scribble on your bulletin the thought flow of the sermon. This past Sunday when I was in worship I made a mind map of the sermon on the back of my bulletin. Mind mapping is a graphical method for taking notes.
- Rehearse your notes.