John Stott didn’t become one of the most influential evangelical leaders in the twentieth century by happenstance. Like so many preachers before him, he was always looking for ways to strengthen his preaching and ministry. Beginning in the 1940s, when Stott came across something he thought he could use, he captured it on a note card, labeled it according to topic, and filed it away in his study. In The Preacher’s Notebook, Lexham Press collects 60 years of the quotes, illustrations, anecdotes, and prayers Stott collected—so you can incorporate them into your own life and ministry. In this excerpt from…