An interesting article from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s Ordained Servant
True passion on the part of the preacher is obvious to his hearers, and it conveys to those hearers something of the importance of what he’s preaching. But polished language may well be the enemy of passion. No doubt undisciplined passion can lead to infelicitous speech, but passion affects hearers beyond what mere eloquent words can do.
Those of you who preach, do you use a full manuscript? None? Or something in between? Why?