Furthermore, true exposition demands a hearing from God’s people and presents all hearers with a decision. As John MacArthur explains, “I believe the goal of preaching is to compel people to make a decision. I want people who listen to me to understand exactly what God’s Word demands of them when I am through. Then they must say either, ‘Yes, I will do what God says,’ or ‘No, I won’t do what God says.'” Every sermon presents the hearer with a forced decision. Will he either obey or disobey the Word of God. The sovereign authority of God operates through the preaching of His Word to demand obedience from His people.
– R. Albert Mohler, Jr. He is Not Silent (Chicago: Moody, 2008), 69.