I am often asked what preachers have most influenced me as a young preacher. I can answer immediately-
1. James Boice
2. Bryan Chapell
3. E.V. Hill
Now, I am sure most of my readers will know the first two. They are well known in reformed circles. James Boice is my model for expositional preaching. Bryan Chapell is my model for redemptive preaching and the use of illustrations.
The last preacher will not be known to most of you. I was introduced to him almost 20 years ago while I attended Moody Bible Institute. He is the late E.V. Hill. He is my model for talking to the people in an impassioned, clearly communicated, memorable way. Hill was basically an arminian theologically and aligned too much with some careless charismatic/pentecostal types toward the end of his life, but nevertheless, his witty communication coupled with a refreshingly straight forward belief and promotion of Scripture have inspired me.
The clip needs no explanation, his message is clear. It is his greatest sermon. I was in attendance (1992) to hear the sermon here posted. He even gives a humorous shout out to the Presbyterians in the house in part 4.
Must be listened to in sequence.
Please, no hyper-technical, overly theological critiques of Dr. Hill's sermon. Just enjoy.
This sermon changed my outlook on preaching in a way I can't really put in to words. I will forever be grateful for Dr. Hill.