It is a matter of life and death.
I believe that the central problem in our crisis of preaching today is that somehow we believe that this has changed. We no longer believe that hearing and responding to the Word of God is a matter of crucial importance. That is the only plausible reason I can offer for why expositional preaching is in decline, or even absent, in so many pulpits. Before the decline in expository preaching, there was the abandonment of the conviction that the Word of God comes as a matter of life and death.
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. He Is Not Silent