Now There’s a Pro Tip

“If you want to attain simplicity in preaching, take care that you have a clear view of the subject upon which you are going to preach . . . If you yourself begin in a fog, you may depend upon it you will leave your people in darkness . . . Never choose a text of which you do not quite know what it means” (Ryle, Simplicity in Preaching, p. 7).

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Preach — vs the currently popular Teach through the Bible method that intentionally forces the speaker to address Scripture areas for which he might be less informed?

Is what’s at stake here the ability and capacity of a man to “own” his congregation?
That is, the Teach method = lends itself to a more passive, ivory-tower disconnect, while the Preach method allows apostolic type shepherding of a particular flock in a tailored, particular plan of attention and call to action?