Ray Ortlund, a pastor in Nashville, wrote this about preaching:
Tomorrow some of us will preach the gospel. May we announce to the people one utterance, at least just one, that has the power to make a reasonable, thoughtful, respectable adult want to stand up and shout for joy. Not that they will. But they should be thinking, “Hold on here, buddy. I know how you feel, but don’t let this joy carry you away.” If we never say anything that has that effect on a reasonable adult, are we preaching the gospel?
Let’s preach to sinners the news so good that we ourselves must struggle against the joy of it.
Lord, help me preach gospel like that!