It seems to me there is a danger in limiting one self to the role of a student by sitting under teaching/preaching only without going on to self-instruction, meditation and contemplation. As long as we stay didactic (educational, improving, under teaching), we are more apt to stay as students and not mature into sons and daughters of God. We not only risk staying as servants/students, but we will also stay convinced that it is someone else’s responsibility to teach and mature us. This is why we so often hear goofy things like, “I am going to another church, because I am not getting fed here.” Good for you… you will not get fed there either. Feed yourself.
The apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Hebrews, “Let us go forward, then, to mature teaching and leave behind us the first lessons of the Christian message. We should not lay again the foundation of turning away from useless works and believing in God; of the teaching about baptisms and the laying on of hands; of the resurrection of the dead and the eternal judgment. Let us go forward! And this is what we will do, if God allows.”
We need to move on and it is our job to do the moving.
“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.” Jesus