You can almost smell the pages of Scripture as you turn the pages of Bernard’s sermons.
Few preachers handle well both the temporal birth and the eternal begetting of the Son of God. One of them wrote in Latin in the middle of the fifth century, yet without passing along his name.
We can go wrong by not preaching against things. Most preachers (and I include myself in this category) are cowards.
Do you really want to know about the state of preaching? Ask the laity — we know better than anyone just how bad contemporary preaching is.
There are only three types of sermons.
Let’s be honest, most sermons today are terrible. They are boring. They ramble. They sound like bad imitations of high school book reports.