Every day of ministry brings with it a battle for our minds. And this battle has much higher stakes than that of playing a game. If you lose this battle you are likely to lose your ministry.
The power of an effective pulpit ministry is not determined by the rhetorical ability with which one preaches. Nor is it authenticated by the size of the congregation to which one speaks. The power of an effective ministry is determined by the faithfulness with which one seeks clearly, consistently, and courageously to proclaim the whole counsel of God.