I. THE PREACHERS ETHOS
The preacher must apply the text to his life first.
Brooks-truth through personality. Truth must come through the character & intellect of the preacher.
Bishop Quayle-"Preaching is the art of making a preacher, and preaching that."
Quayle went too far & held that the preacher was to be the "great-souled man." "The sermon is the preacher up to date". That is going too far. It reflected the stylized idea of the "great souled man" of the time.
We can become so acquainted with the doctrine of repentance that we never see our need to repent.
Richard Baxter-They offer the bread of life to others that they themselves have not eaten.
C.S. Lewis: "Sacred things can become profane by become a matter of the job [jaw?]."
What we preach MUST come through our souls.
"His sermon was like thunder because his life was like lightning."