On Sunday morning, the pastor spoke about the importance of reading the Bible.
Throughout the service, the sermon was punctuated with lots of ‘amens’ and grunts of approvals from the congregation.
It got me thinking…
The first recorded public sermon of Jesus ended with the congregation trying to throw him off a cliff (Luke 4).
Why aren’t there more sermons like that? When was the last time you disagreed so passionately with a sermon that you wanted to throw the speaker off a cliff? When was the last time a sermon forced you into action?
Is a good sermon really measured by how much we agree with it?
Do we go to a church service just to hear things we agree with? Is that really the point?
Or am I missing something?