I attended the great triennial missions convention sponsored by Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship as a freshman in 1967. John Stott was the expositor that particular years. He was stunningly biblical, insightful, careful and yet expressing a fire that was at a hot burn.
Here is a link to the transcripts of those messages. Over the years Stott has been a first performer in matters of preaching, faithfulness to the fullness of God’s Word and sophisticated cultural engagement. On a couple of issues I continue to wonder “where in the world did he get that?” but on the whole Stott expresses the best of evangelicalism in the deepest part of its stream.
If I had the gifts and could choose a preacher whom to model, it would be Stott. I have come to terms long ago with my own style and gifts, but in my mind the blend that Stott represents is a “best practices” kind of model.