Nothing can replace the marathon journey that you have with a text when you hear a sermon. Lots of time and effort went into it. Lots of things can come from it.
I've also heard of a person taking home just a phrase or a thought from a particular sermon. But it happens that if only that phrase were said and not the entire sermon, that meaningful phrase probably wouldn't have had the same effect.
A Sabbath Day's journey with the text is a much shorter thing. I am also thinking of it as a point that may not be entirely appropriate within the context of a sermon. It still may be helpful. And, hopefully, it will be so.
This past week I was reminded of the importance of the following: Matthew, Mark, Luke, JOHN, Acts. It is not Matthew, Mark, John, and then Luke-Acts.
If the gospel accounts were strict biographies, then Luke and Acts would probably be together. Matthew through John are gospel accounts, very unique things with a very important message. They were meant to work together. They ARE together. Then comes Acts.
I like the start of Acts where the previous volume is described as what Jesus BEGAN to do. The hint is that this volume describes what Jesus CONTINUES to do. I also like to think of Luke as a dictionary for Acts. So many people have twisted what happens within Acts and have easily lost sight of what Jesus continues to do.
He wants to stay with us all the way with the text.