A clean heart doesn’t speak with a dirty mouth. Wise eyes recognize evil’s disguise and don’t compromise with its lies. To compromise with lies is to choose deception rather than reality, fables instead of facts.
A compromised conscience collapses into inner chaos. Christ heals compromised consciences.
Christians are called to: meditate on Jesus; do what He says; and facilitate interaction with Him. The best preaching makes people dependent on the risen Jesus, not on a particular preacher. The point of preaching is not to make a point, but to point out the risen Christ so that people can listen to and obey Him.
The Holy Spirit and the Bible never “sugar coat” the Gospel, but preachers often do. What I read in the Bible and what I hear from preachers, are often far apart. Passively listening to sermons can be misleading. (Jesus said that there will be “false prophets.” Be on guard.)
Don’t just revolve around a church or a preacher. Get actively involved with the living Jesus. If you want spiritual traction that grabs the road to peace and joy, you need lots of personal interaction with Jesus. Why should we settle to limp along in life when the Bible says we can “mount up with wings as eagles”?