Stories in Sermons

If the preacher tries to spend too much time on [secular stories], he will cause his hearers to hear the Word of the living God with sleepy, lazy ears until some silly story allures their ears and entertains their mind.

–Johann Gerhard, Method of Theological Study (p. 202)

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