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Passion is essential to the greatest effectiveness. Deep feeling is contagious. It melts and wins its wa. Sermons from burning hearts set others on fire. One of the best definitions of eloquence is, ‘to have something to say and to burn to say it.’ It the eloquence of art be not the eloquence of the heart, it is of little worth. Sermons fabricated in the furnance are very different from sermons constructed with the cold-chisel and file” (Fish, Power in the Pulpit, p. 18).

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