Preach natural

We must preach, not after the manner of doctors of divinity, but after the manner of those unlearned and ignorant men in the olden time who had been with Jesus, and learned of him. Brethren, some of you have too much armor on. Put it off: be simple, be natural, be artless, be plain-spoken, be trustful in the living God, and you will succeed.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon – English Baptist pastor (1834-1892), from his sermon N° 1.253 “The Lion-Slayer – The Giant-Killer” about 1. Samuel 17:36,37 (September 5, 1875), Quotations book 2024