If you can't apply it on Monday, you won't hear it on Sunday.
You'll probably see the above promise on the seeker portions of church websites. It is an expression of a popular principle for Christian sermons: they should be applicable. More than that, they should also contain specific and concrete recommendations of how to apply the sermon. Inapplicable sermons are apparently less popular among church goers. I have a problem with that: I don't particularly like applicable sermons. I prefer esoteric, theological, ivory tower type sermons. Probably my all-time favorite sermon series was a four week exposition of the Nicene creed. Excellent! To be honest, I'd rather be left to my leisure to figure out how to apply what I hear. In the meantime, I'd like to hear interesting sermons.