The Preachers Task ...

"God is not a pantomiming or playacting God. His fundamental product is a body of verbal revelation and the human body of Jesus Christ, the word made flesh. The word of the preacher is found not in walking through the Bible as in a how-to seminar, but in expositing the biblical text, applying it, and exhorting the people to live according to it, in union with Christ and by the power of the Spirit." (Owen Strachan, "Of Prophets, Priests, and Kings", in The Pastor As Public Theologian, pg. 59)