A lot of people go to church every Sunday and listen to sermons made of junk. The preacher talks about Democrats and Republicans, how to fix the school system, the holidays, talent shows, money, etc.
Such might be alright in other circles, but it is not alright when it comes from the pulpit. The sermon is to be a message from God’s word (2 Timothy 4:2, 3:14-17).
The Bible is filled with information designed to save man’s soul and to educate on the history of God’s dealings with man (1 Tim. 4:16). This is what people ought to be listening to (Jeremiah 23:22; Ezekiel 44:23). But that doesn’t happen because many preachers don’t know the Bible, and their congregations also don’t know the Bible, and they are just playing church. This is a tragic example of the blind leading the blind (Matthew 15:13-14; Isaiah 9:16).
When a person listens to a sermon, they should hear the preacher encouraging everyone to pick up their Bibles and follow him—not sit in their seats and just accept what he claims, but the listeners should see and read what he is saying from the Bible itself (Acts 17:11).
Many church people have never heard of the phrase, “book, chapter and verse.” Or the phrase, “speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent. To do things in bible ways and call things by bible names” (1 Peter 4:11; 2 John 9-11; Galatians 1:8-9).
Ask yourself this question: Have I been listening to a sermon or a guy just talking?
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.