Listening well is an art. This article stresses the importance of listening to your neighbour in conversation.
A sermon is "an applicatory declaration, spoken in God's name and for his praise, in which some part of the written Word of God delivers through the preacher some part of its message about God and godliness in relation to those whom the preacher addresses." This way of understanding preaching is based on a certain view of the nature of Scripture and the task of the preacher. This is what the article explains, and then it shows how this has implications for listening to sermons.
The prominence given to preaching in our congregations is a testimony to our conviction that the proclamation of the Word of God is primary in the church. This article is about listening to the preaching, the preacher as the herald of God (2 Corinthians 5:20), and sermon listening and spiritual warfare.