When I preach, I relate the Scriptures to the lives of the congregation. There is a connection between what we believe and what we do. So I will frequently ask, “how does what you believe shape your actions and how do your actions reflect your beliefs?” I believe God makes a difference in our lives, that our Creator loves us deeply and completely. When we allow the grace of that love to sink into our beings, it makes a very real difference in our lives. I think preaching and worship should remind us of that grace and love so that our everyday lives are enriched and transformed.