Friday, July 31, 2015

Preaching From the Overflow

He (the preacher) must not be always trying to make sermons, but always seeking truth, and out of the truth which he has won the sermons will make themselves . . . Here is the need of broad and generous culture. Learn to study for the sake of truth, learn to think forth the profit and the joy of thinking. Then your sermons shall be like the leaping of a fountain, not like the pumping of a pump. Philip Brooks from the 1877 Yale Lectures in Between Two Worlds by John Stott, p. 181

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