Does My Preaching Demand a Decision?

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.


About Eric Smith

Sinner saved by the grace of Jesus, husband of Candace, father of Coleman and Crockett, West Tennessean, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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