“Biblical preaching means declaring God’s truth the way He declared it, and that means with imagination” (Wiersbe, Preaching and Teaching With Imagination, p. 9)
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“Preachers, especially the educated, have too often regarded instruction and conviction as the aim of their labors, when they are but means of leading men to the corresponding feeling, determination, and action” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 263).
“So many sermons follow the beaten track, in which we can soon foresee all that is coming, as to make it a weary task even for devout hearers to listen attentively. One feels inclined to utter a plaintive cry, ‘Worthy brother, excellent brother, if you could only manage to drive us sometimes over a different road, even if much less smooth, even if you do not know it very well — I am so tired of this!’” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 259).
“Whatever savors of display is exceedingly objectionable in a preacher, and particularly at the outset” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 255).
“If the preacher is greatly excited at the outset, the audience usually are not, and he had better restrain himself, so as not to get beyond the range of their sympathies” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 255).
“The introduction should generally consist of a single thought; we do not want a porch to a porch” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 254).
“Beauty and eloquence should be added to make things even more clear, not more impressive” (Galli & Larson, Preaching That Connects, p. 144).
“It’s especially frustrating for a congregation to hear a second finally” (Galli & Larson, Preaching That Connects, p. 129).