151 Quotes About Preaching

  • "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
    Topics: Preaching


  • "Shall I give you yet another reason why you should pray? I have preached my very heart out. I could not say any more than I have said. Will not your prayers accomplish that which my preaching fails to do? Is it not likely that the Church has been putting forth its preaching hand but not its praying hand? Oh dear friends! Let us agonize in prayer."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer, Preaching


  • "The defects of a preacher are soon spied. Let him be endued with ten virtues, and have but one fault, and that one fault will eclipse and darken all his virtues and gifts, so evil is the world in these times."

    - Martin Luther
    Topics: Preaching, Virtue


  • "Praying gives sense, brings wisdom, and broadens and strengthens the mind. The prayer closet is a perfect schoolteacher and schoolhouse for the preacher. Thought is not only brightened and clarified in prayer, but thought is born in prayer."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Preaching, Teachers


  • "Our preaching often lacks the punctuation of the exclamation point of praise. Unlike the Scriptures, our sermons are so centered on men that they neglect to bless God."

    - Edmund Clowney
    Topics: Preaching


  • "Underlying the preaching of the Puritans are three basic axioms: 1. The unique place of preaching is to convert, feed and sustain, 2. The life of the preacher must radiate the reality of what he preaches, 3. Prayer and solid Bible study are basic to effective preaching."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Preaching


  • "I don't like those mighty fine preachers who round off their sentences so beautifully that they are sure to roll off the sinner's conscience."

    - Assorted Authors
    Topics: Preaching


  • "You occasionally hear a preacher who can quote a text so that it becomes transfigured and shines in his argument like a gem. What gives this power? It comes when the mind can go down and down through the text till it reaches the great lake of light that lies beneath all the texts, and a jet from that fiery sea comes up and burns on the surface."

    - James Stalker
    Topics: Preaching, Power


  • "The devil had as good have let Paul alone, for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching, at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open, and poor sinners come forth."

    - William Gurnall
    Topics: Satan, Preaching


  • "Many a preacher misses the mark because, though he knows books, he does not know men."

    - James Stalker
    Topics: Preaching, Books


  • "If I preach to please men, I am not the servant of Christ; and woe unto me, if I preach not the gospel!"

    - William Tiptaft
    Topics: Preaching


  • "The Word of God can grow to be only a hunting-ground for texts; and we can preach, meaning intensely every word we utter, and yet in reality only lost for the moment like an actor in his part, or at least leaving it to the folk to live it out; for us, bless me, we have no time for that, but are already immersed, poor harried souls, in determining what we shall preach on next."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Preaching


  • "I never preached a sermon yet that I could not pick to pieces, and find fault with. I feel that Jesus Christ ought to have a far better representative than I am."

    - Dwight L. Moody
    Topics: Preaching


  • "Will the sin of this nation stir us? We are a part of this day and time. We have a job to do. We ought to be stirred in our souls against sin and condemn it in every sermon. In every way possible, let people know your attitude."

    - Lee Roberson
    Topics: Preaching, Sin


  • "He that can toy with his ministry and count it to be like a trade, or like any other profession, was never called of God. But he that has a charge pressing on his heart, and a woe ringing in his ear, and preaches as though he heard the cried of hell behind him, and saw his God looking down on him--oh, how that man entreats the Lord that his hearers may not hear in vain!"

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Preaching



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