Jesus’ preaching is challenging to use as a model.
Many did not understand what they heard. Jesus did not seem to spend time clarifying himself.
And there were many who may not have understood exactly what he was saying, but their reaction demonstrated the point they believed he was making meant that they were implacably opposed to him.
Jesus’s preaching often attracted multitudes, at other times mockery and scorn, but it was effective enough to get him tried, tortured, and horribly, publicly, humiliatingly executed. Though his metaphors were sometimes obscure and his parables card to follow, he spoke clearly enough to for even the governmental and religious authorities to get his point. They crucified him to shut him up.
For three days silence was deafening.
Preachers Dare, Will Willimon, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2020, pg 58.