The preacher can produce no lasting work apart from total dependence and submission to the Holy Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can cause men to understand and believe the Gospel. I [Adrian Rogers] may preach truth, but only the Holy Spirit can impart truth.
It takes more than the power of persuasion to be a good preacher. The preacher is completely dependent upon the work of the Holy Spirit for power in the ministry. Not only is Jesus the person of truth, but the Holy Spirit is the power of truth.
*This question and answer were extracted from "Love Worth Finding: The Life of Adrian Rogers and His Philosophy of Preaching.”