What good’s an unapplied sermon?

Christians are taught that simply listening to a sermon is good, yet continually hearing truth but not doing it is a bad thing. Sermons can be passively heard but discipleship requires actively doing what we’ve heard.

Sermon-hearing
Without sermon-doing
Has been the undoing
Of Christianity.

Saying “Good sermon,” is a poor response to a sermon. Applying what was said as you live your day-to-day life is a good response.

Christianity, as mere Sunday morning ceremonies that are not applied to daily life, is Jesus Christ denied. Jesus said, “Follow Me,” not a method or a program or a religious organization.

Grace
Doesn’t replace
Jesus’ call
To “Follow Me.”
Discipleship matters!

The New Testament overflows with the idea of self-denial and surrender to God. The concept of self-defense is hard to find there.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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