If the audience does not remember what you said,
what was the purpose of your preaching?
#2 – EFFECTIVELY communicating what the passage teaches is where the work is located!
#3 – Part of that effectiveness involves stating the truth or the argument of the passage in a simple and memorable way.
Elisha and the prophets of Baal at Mt. Carmel:
God shouts louder by humanly increasing the difficulty of the task.
God shows the brightness of His glory by humanly increasing the difficulty of the task.
Increasing human difficulty is God’s means for shouting His uniqueness.