Preaching: Mastering Technique or Being Mastered by Certain Convictions?

Great quote from John Stott:

“The essential secret is not mastering certain techniques but being mastered by certain convictions.  In other words, theology is more important than methodology… Technique can only make us orators; if we want to be preachers, theology is what we need.  If our theology is right, then we have all the basic insights we need into what we ought to be doing, and all the incentives we need to induce us to do it faithfully”[1]

[1] Stott, John. , Between Two Worlds.  Grand Rapids/Cambridge, U.K. – Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Hodder & Stoughton, London 1982 p. 83

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