Matthew 7:21 (ESV)
A couple bits from one of the best lectures I have heard this semester (year?). In my limited experience, the best professors have to first master the pastorship. The expository, Biblical preaching then comes as a beautiful supplement to true Christian academia. Taken from Dr. Bruce Baloian:
"You have to love someone in the currency in which they wish to be loved."
In dating, in marriage, in life, when you love someone, you do it through showing them the love they desire. This could be through buying nice candies, physical touch, communication, deeds, etc. Similarly, God wants us to obey and love Him the way he wants us to. We don't say, "here God, I want to love you on this day (sunday?) for this long." But rather, we are called to always obey. We are called to always love the One who created us. Going to church every sunday isn't half the deal.
"Real religion, real Christianity is loving and obeying God."
...Not just on that sunday. Not just during chapel, but ALWAYS "doing the will of my father who is in heaven."