I used to preach. Seems weird to me now because those sermons, talks and exhortations all exist beyond the scrim of discovering that my children (and their friends) had been, were being sexually abused by my adopted son, Charles.
By the time the abuse was revealed I had already quit because Em was having lots of problems. Charles just finished the deal.
All this to say that following Jesus is not about hearing or preaching sermons. It is about living the life of God in His wake and in His love.
Harder than a sermon, as elemental as a preschool lesson–
1. Ask Him to pour out
His love all over you
2. Pour it out on others