I want to share a great quote from Warren Wiersbe concerning the critical balance between doctrinal truth and relevant application:
A sermon that explains Bible truth but makes no personal and practical application is only a theological lecture. At the same time, a sermon that exhorts and encourages Christian duty, without basing that duty on doctrine, could well be only a piece of religious propaganda. Likewise, a “devotional sermon” that aims only to “warm the heart” will do no lasting good if it has no doctrinal foundation or practical application. The preacher aims at the heart (devotion), the mind (doctrine), and the will (duty).
Let’s ask the Lord to help us maintain balance in our preaching as we seek to inform minds, enflame hearts, and move people’s wills with the truth of the Word of God!