Some of us listen to the speech and forget it the moment the function ends. Some of us retain part of what the speaker says. Some of us take a pencil and paper and note down all the important points. Why? It is because we know that the points will be useful in our own lives at one time or the other. We are serious in focusing on the points and implementing them in our own lives, so that one-day we can be famous too. Notes are very effective when readymade solutions are needed to solve the numerous problems that we face today.
Suppose we are listening to a speech delivered by an eminent person on how to become famous. What do we usually do?
In high school and college classroom settings, some kids always excel in their class tests and exams because they listen to their teacher, take notes seriously and concentrate on them before class tests and exams.
Sermons, which are the Word of God, are far more important than classroom notes, as they help the churchgoer not only to write his day-to-day “tests and exams”, as well as to prepare him for promotion to eternity so that his soul finds peace. For example, 1 Timothy 4:7 tells how a person can change for the better. Mathew 6:25-34 contains valuable guidelines when we are worried. Romans 13:14 shows us how to be careful from bad elements.
Just like a diligent student who keeps all his notes intact, people who aspire to a good life and entry to heaven should keep a good collection of sermons. They can use these sermons whenever they encounter problems. After all, sermons are the Word of God, our best friend, our friend in need.