I write this mainly to encourage my brothers in the pulpit. But as I think about it now, it will be helpful for the listener to the sermon as well, by way of understanding what the preacher is on about as he stands before you on behalf of God.
“A preacher . . . should strive most earnestly to say nothing but what he now really thinks and now truly feels” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 446).
“And always remember that you are not engaged in a tournament, but in a battle — that your great concern is not to keep within rules, but to conquer” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 467).
(from Douglas Wilson)