Ask Phillip - Preaching from a Script?
To suggest that one type of preaching is more spiritual than another, or that the Holy Spirit works better in one way that the other, shows a serious lack of understanding of the Spirit. Phillip Jensen says that the Spirit can work just as well in the mind of the preacher in the week before when he is studying and writing his sermon, as He can in the pulpit, and warns against confusing an adrenaline rush with 'the leading of the Spirit'. He outlines some advantages and disadvantages of preaching both from a script and spontaneously.
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In "Ask Phillip" Phillip Jensen answers tricky questions in 5 minutes or less.
Phillip Jensen is a leading Australian evangelical and previously ministered at University Church, New South Wales, the St Matthias Group of Churches and Sydney Cathedral. He now works with Two Ways Ministries and also regularly speaks at national and international churches and conferences, where he continues to model preaching the gospel by teaching the Bible. Check out further videos and free resources from Phillip Jensen at phillipjensen.com.