(Here’s my quote for the day about the frustration of seemingful uneffective/unfruitful preaching in the lives of the hearers. It will work for teachers as well as preachers, so substitute at will.)
“Preaching is like tossing a bucket of water into a crate full of empty bottles. Sometimes it’s just hit or miss.”
Speaking of preaching and buckets, that reminds me, Adrian Rogers once said, “Preaching is not so much about filling buckets as it is about lighting torches.” Amen to that!!!