151 Quotes About Preaching

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Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
- John Wesley
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A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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Other men may preach the gospel better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel.
- George Whitefield
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But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?
- William Booth
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God has ordained that our preaching become deeper and more winsome as we are broken, humbled, and made low and desperately dependent on grace by the trials of our lives.
- John Piper
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To love to preach is one thing to love those to whom we preach, quite another.
- Richard Cecil
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I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.
- John Knox
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A minister, without boldness, is like a smooth file, a knife without an edge, a sentinel that is afraid to let off his gun. If men will be bold in sin, ministers must be bold to reprove.
- William Gurnall
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My grand point in preaching is to break the hard heart, and to heal the broken one.
- John Newton
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If Jesus preached the same message minister's preach today, He would have never been crucified.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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The preaching of Christ is the whip that flogs the devil. The preaching of Christ is the thunderbolt, the sound of which makes all hell shake.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The task of the preacher is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
- Vance Havner
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Only once did God choose a completely sinless preacher.
- Alexander Whyte
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You cannot preach conviction of sin unless you have suffered it. You cannot preach repentance unless you have practiced it. You cannot preach faith unless you have exercised it. True preaching is artesian; it wells up from the great depths of the soul. If Christ has not made a well within us, there will be no outflow from us.
- Charles Spurgeon
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One reason why women are forbidden to preach the gospel, is, that they would persuade without argument and reprove without giving offence.
- John Newton
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I can forgive a man for a bad sermon, I can forgive the preacher almost anything if he gives me a sense of God, if he gives me something for my soul, if he gives me the sense that, though he is inadequate himself, he is handling something which is very great and very glorious, if he gives me some dim glimpse of the majesty and the glory of God, the love of Christ my Savior, and the magnificence of the Gospel. If he does that I am his debtor, and I am profoundly grateful to him.
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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When intimidated by who's sitting in the audience, we should remember the King of Kings is also here, and it's his message.
- Chuck Swindoll
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The three essentials for great preaching are: truth, clarity, and passion.
- G. Campbell Morgan
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A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God. A word spoken by you when your conscience is clear, and your heart full of God's Spirit, is worth ten thousand words spoken in unbelief and sin.
- Robert Murray McCheyne
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Christ never preached any funeral sermons.
- Dwight L. Moody
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Many a preacher misses the mark because, though he knows books, he does not know men.
- James Stalker
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Preaching is the moral conscience of a nation.
- Jack Hyles
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You preached well," said a friend to John Bunyan one morning. "You are too late," said honest John, "The devil told me that before I left the pulpit.
- Charles Spurgeon
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I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men.
- Richard Baxter
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Christ in you, on the grounds of redemption this is the Gospel! To preach anything less than this must inevitably produce "Evan-jellyfish" folk with no spiritual vertebrae, whose faith does not "behave!"
- Major Ian Thomas
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The reason why congregations have been so dead is because they have dead men preaching to them. How can dead men beget living children?
- George Whitefield
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I believe I never was more acceptable to my Master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fields now preach to ten times more people than I would if I had been confined to the churches.
- George Whitefield
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The preacher who will proclaim this glorious truth and magnify the cleansing power of the blood of Christ will find that his message of full deliverance touches life at every point. He is doing a disservice to his hearers and is dishonoring his God if he substitutes any other theme.
- Duncan Campbell
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Humility is a virtue all preach, none practice, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.
- John Selden
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I would have every minister of the Gospel address his audience with the zeal of a friend, with the generous energy of a father, and with the exuberant affection of a mother.
- Francois Fenelon
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I cannot preach on hell unless I preach with tears.
- Dwight L. Moody
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The sermon which does not lead to Christ, or of which Jesus Christ is not the top and the bottom, is a sort of sermon that will make the devils in hell laugh, but make the angels of God weep.
- Charles Spurgeon
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It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
- George Whitefield
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Unfortunately, preachers who distort God's Word are all too common today. Sometimes this springs from a sincere desire to soften hard hearts, but hearts aren't changed by compromise.
- Alistair Begg
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It's true that (many) are praying for a worldwide revival. But it would be more timely, and more scriptural, for prayer to be made to the Lord of the harvest, that He would raise up and thrust forth laborers who would fearlessly and faithfully preach those truths which are calculated to bring about a revival.
- A. W. Pink
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We preachers cannot expect to communicate verbally from the pulpit if we visually out of it contradict ourselves.
- John Stott
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Whatever subject I preach, I do not stop until I reach the Savior, the Lord Jesus, for in Him are all things.
- Charles Spurgeon
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No sort of defense is needed for preaching outdoors, but it would take a very strong argument to prove that a man who has never preached beyond the walls of his meetinghouse has done his duty. A defense is required for services within buildings rather than for worship outside of them.
- William Booth
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If you want to be popular, preach happiness. If you want to be unpopular, preach holiness.
- Vance Havner
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Lord, help me to preach today as if it were the last sermon I would ever preach.
- Jack Hyles
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Study universal holiness of life. Your whole usefulness depends on this, for your sermons last but an hour or two: your life preaches all week. If Satan can only make a covetous minister a lover of praise, of pleasure, of good eating, he has ruined your ministry. Give yourself to prayer, and get your texts, your thoughts, your words, from God.
- Robert Murray McCheyne
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Word and worship belong indissolubly to each other. All worship is an intelligent and loving response to the revelation of God, because it is the adoration of His name. Therefore, acceptable worship is impossible without preaching. For preaching is making known the name of the Lord, and worship is praising the name of the Lord made known.
- John Stott
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Once the necessity and the fruitfulness of the method is recognized, however, no worthy workman in the Word can refuse the effort it requires. He is called as a scribe of the kingdom to bring forth treasures new and old, and any labor that issues in a fuller preaching of Christ has its reward.
- Edmund Clowney
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Preach from the rights of God rather than the needs of man.
- Winkie Pratney
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I want to assist churches and to assist pastors in training pastors. But, after fourteen years of service in this capacity, I am absolutely certain that the finest theological seminary on earth is absolutely incompetent at replicating the actual life of a Gospel congregation. I want to train a generation of pastors who will train pastors, and I want to help them in that task.
- Albert Mohler
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The book of Acts is the best aid in approaching our work. We do not find there anyone consecrating himself as a preacher nor anyone deciding to do the Lord's work by making himself a missionary or a pastor. What we do see is the Holy Spirit Himself appointing and sending men out to do the work.
- Watchman Nee
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There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by old-fashioned preaching.
- Jack Hyles
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I am an old-fashioned preacher of the old-time religion, that has warmed this cold world's heart for two thousand years.
- Billy Sunday
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Genius is not essential to good preaching, but a live man is.
- Austin Phelps
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Many men affect to despise fear, and in preaching resent any appeal to it; but not to fear when there is occasion is as great a weakness as to fear unduly without reason. God implanted fear in the soul as truly as He implanted hope or courage.
- James H. Aughey
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