I noticed a similarity between Ed Young and Matt Chandler. Ed Young yesterday had a certain level of command over his delivery. Could it be the grounding of his voice or the cadence of his clauses? It made me think. Chandler also has a way of reaching the heart, coherently and with conviction.

I think of Charles Spurgeon speaking on this matter:

We must cultivate a cogent as well as clear style; our speech must be forceful. Some imagine that this consists in speaking loudly, but I can assure them they are in error. Nonsense does not improve by being bellowed. God does not require us to shout as if we were speaking to ten thousand when we are only addressing three hundred.

In order for anyone to convey weight to words aired out in the open, surely conviction is a must for those voicing those words.

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