This could actually be a Part II of an earlier post entitled “The Art Of Listening”. The article was concerning how to be an “active listener.” This is adapted from the same information, but it is concerning taking notes. I think that it is worth reading and making application. Consider with me:
Why take notes during a sermon or lesson?
- The spoken language is 90% forgotten within a week, but you will retain about 50% of what you write down.
- Taking notes during a sermon provides a written record for review.
- It forces you to listen carefully and to pay attention. It forces you to become an “active listener.”
- It requires organization, which involves active effort on your part.
- Taking notes aids in understanding because you must condense and rephrase what is being said.
- 1 Peter 4:11 says to people who teach “let him speak as the oracles of God” This being true, to do anything less than listen with a whole heart is missing the very words of God for us on a given day. There is no such thing as an “ordinary sermon” if the speaker is a man of God.
- Taking notes during a sermon or lesson will help you grow as a follower of Christ.
~Taken from Family Christian Press, Sermon & Lesson Organizer