Power Needed

Who has not seen the Volunteers at drill? They have good guns, they aim well, they shoot, you see the fire, and hear the noise, but it is only a blank cartridge. It is powerless. Is it not possible for preachers to use the bulletless cartridge? We may have a good sermon, mean well, and have a grand delivery-both loud and fiery-yet entirely powerless to slay the enmity of the human heart against God. Without the power of the Holy Ghost the sermon is only a blank cartridge (1Co_4:19-20).