Read Matthew 7 today.

Matthew 7:24-27 NLT[24] “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. [25] Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. [26] But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. [27] When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
Listen and follow. The first challenge for a teacher is getting those in attendance from transitioning from mere attendees to listeners. A listener hears the teacher’s words, and is able to quote them. The second challenge is getting listeners to transition listeners into disciples. Disciples can quote their teacher, but also apply what they can quote to their lives and the world around them.
What is your favorite Bible verse? Can you quote it? Have you applied it to your life? Have you applied it to the world around you?