Acts 17:11 “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
Be sure, church member, that what you hear from the pulpit isn’t preferential preaching.
Study to shew thyself approved. There is a difference between conviction and preference. Sermons based on pastoral preference will change from man to man but “thus sayeth the Lord” is the same yesterday, today, and forever.