Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Message and the Messenger

“The message and the messenger cannot be separated. The proclamation and the proclaimer intertwine. There is a sense in which true preaching requires the message to be incarnated in the man. The great violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, was once asked the reason behind his genius. He offered a one-word explanation—surrender. The violinist surrenders to the violin. Thus, the preacher surrenders to the message. The delivery becomes the only thing in the world for him at that time. This sort of preaching, though prepared in the head, has, on delivery, to flow from the heart.” –from The Sacred Anointing: The Preaching of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (p.121). Hat tip:


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