No other preacher has had a bigger impact on me. Not only theologically but also in terms of what preaching actually is.
The sermon invariably begins 'In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.' The preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God.
Immediately he states the passage. It's the Scriptures that define the event.
The conclusion is always "Therefore to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit be ascribed all the glory, all the power, all the majesty, all the honour, all the praise and all our love, now and forever, Amen." The whole thing is worship.
In between, the content is exposition (most often verse by verse) and the manner is strongly declarative, strongly devotional and strongly Christ focused. Perhaps most refreshing of all, the over-riding tone of the sermon is a child-like enthusiasm for Christ and the Scriptures that is far removed from the world-weariness of many military-briefing-style preachers.
I've linked to some of my favourite Blackham sermons on my new "Other Sermons" page. (It's a tab at the top). I've also put "My sermons" on a page, but do yourself a favour and work your way through these other sermons - awesome stuff.
Some Favourite sermons:
Other talks and lectures: