Blessed is that Bible student who comes to God’s Word with an open mind, a loving heart, a submissive will, and a sensitive imagination.
I agree with A.J. Gossip: “Of all possessions, few are more serviceable to the preacher than a wise and schooled imagination.”
And Henry Ward Beecher told the preachers at Yale that “the first element on which your preaching will largely depend for power and success, you will probably be surprised to learn, is Imagination, which I regard as the most important of all the elements that go to make the preacher.”
Warren W. Wiersbe, Preaching and Teaching with Imagination: The Quest for Biblical Ministry (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994), 29.