I fear that our “cerebral preaching” has created a church composed of people who have big heads but small hearts. The sanctuary has become a lecture hall and too many people are more concerned with filling their notebooks with outlines than filling their hearts with God’s love. How many believers have said to me, “Our pastor preaches the truth, but his sermons lack something. There’s nothing in it for our hearts.”

Warren W. Wiersbe, Preaching and Teaching with Imagination: The Quest for Biblical Ministry (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994), 312.