How Does a Belief in the Doctrine of Inerrancy Impact One's Preaching?

The responsibility of every preacher is to communicate truth. Each week he stands before a people that are weak, needy, and desperate - although some are not even aware of that reality - and his chief calling is to preach the Word. As Paul writes to Timothy, the role of the preacher is simply to "Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching." When speaking to a congregation, each teacher will rely on what he believes is the most powerful weapon at his disposal. If the preacher is convinced that his own personal charm and wit is the greatest ammunition he possesses, the sermon will reflect that belief. Sadly and far too often, this is the case in the American pulpit today.