American ministers in the colonial era delivered around 8 million sermons, each lasting one to one and a half hours. The average 70 year-old would have listened to roughly 7,000 sermons – about 10,000 hours. “So Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly which included men and women and all those able to understand what they heard. So he read it before the plaza in front of the Water Gate from dawn till noon before the men and women and those who could understand. All the people were eager to hear the book of the law.” (Neh. 8:2a, 3) Do you love the word? Are you listening?