“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love.” –Paul of Tarsus (The Lord, not a preacher.) Biblical Christianity is built on awareness of and obedience to the presence of the living Jesus.
When Christ is living and actively working in your life, theories of how He works aren’t necessary. Sermons should never substitute words about Jesus for His actual presence and power.
Church is too often like a fire plug (hydrant) — shutting down Christ’s living water and saving it for an emergency. A friend, Tim Spencer, puts it this way: “Emphasis should not be on the coaches but on the players. In the church the players never get in the game.”
Dare to be aware of the presence of the risen Jesus — everywhere! To be unaware of the risen Jesus in daily life is to miss out on what Christianity’s about. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
I think our contemporary culture has become sermon-proof. Nowadays, people need to see demonstrations of the risen Christ in action, not hear talks about Him.