Thomas Manton was an English Puritan who lived between 1620-1677. Please excuse the slight modification to his picture above, let's face it, the 17th Century style for men wasn't the manliest- put a chin beard on a dude and it all changes.
Manton is known for his excellent and rich expository preaching. Several of his expositional sermon series have been printed with his work on James probably being the best. Additionally I have discovered his sermons on the gospel of John, particularly John 17. He delivered 48 sermons on John 17 alone!
I am preparing to preach on John 17:17 this Sunday-
John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
Here is a wonderful remark from Manton regarding this profound saying of Jesus-
Every true light will not serve the turn, but it must be the light of the word. God hath reserved this honour of sanctifying the heart to the doctrine of the scriptures, to evidence their divine original: James 1:18, 'Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth.' The great change that is wrought in the heart of man is by the word. A moral lecture may make a man change his life, but the word of God roaketh a man change his heart. Regeneration is only found in the school of Christ: 'He hath begotten us by the word of truth.' And the ordinance of preaching the word is consecrated to this purpose: Eph. 5:26,' That he might sanctify them by the washing of water through the word.' There are other occasional helps, but this is the instituted means. God will work no other way in his ordinary and revealed course, and will accept no other obedience and sanctification but by the word. Holiness, or that piety which is proper and genuine, is wrought by a divine truth, otherwise it is superstition, not godliness; civility, not holiness of conversation.
Though men have never so good an inclination, yet because they have not a divine revelation for their warrant, it is but a bastard religion, superstition, or framing a strictness of our own, accompanied with opposition against the truth. The word and Spirit are in conjunction. It is for the honour of the scriptures that God hath annexed them: 1 Thes. 5: 19-20, 'Quench not the Spirit; despise not prophesying.'
Preaching of the word and pouring out of the Spirit go together.