A word in season to those of us figuring out how to preach.
Among the things that hinder spiritual results, fine preaching must have place among the first.
Fine preaching is that kind of preaching where the force of the preacher is expended to make the sermon great in thought, tasteful as a work of art, perfect as a scholarly production, complete in rhetorical finish, and fine in its pleasing and popular force.--E. M. Bounds, Powerful and Prayerful Pulpits (Baker, 1993), 55
In true preaching, the sermon proceeds out of the man. It is part of him, flowing out of his life.