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.
Has been the undoing
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.
To “Follow Me.”
The New Testament overflows with the idea of self-denial and surrender to God. The concept of self-defense is hard to find there.