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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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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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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A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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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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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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Christ never preached any funeral sermons.
- Dwight L. Moody
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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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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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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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I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.
- John Knox
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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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To love to preach is one thing to love those to whom we preach, quite another.
- Richard Cecil
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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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Preach from the rights of God rather than the needs of man.
- Winkie Pratney
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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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To leave this matter of saving souls to preachers is not only heartless; it is inexcusably wicked.
- John R. Rice
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The task of the preacher is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
- Vance Havner
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Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches.
- George Whitefield
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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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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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There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by old-fashioned preaching.
- Jack Hyles
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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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Many a preacher misses the mark because, though he knows books, he does not know men.
- James Stalker
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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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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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There was one thing I was never going to do--no way: preach at a crusade!
- Franklin Graham
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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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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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Preaching is the moral conscience of a nation.
- Jack Hyles
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Hundreds of men are hoarse from continual speaking, and are wearied out with running here and running there. If things slow down, we evolve yet another type of meeting. And when this new and added wheel is spinning merrily with all the other wheels, there may be no spiritual outcome whatsoever, but there is a wind blowing in our faces; and we hot and sticky engineers have a comfortable feeling that something is going on.
- A.J. Gossip
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Now they always accuse me of carrying around a sledge hammer with which to pound the church members. Yes sir, I do pound them, every time I come down, I knock one of the halfway fellows out of the doorway, and every time I knock one out I get a sinner in.
- Mordecai Ham
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Preaching is teaching with a tear in the eye.
- Jack Hyles
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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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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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It was said of one who preached very well, and lived very ill, "that when he was out of the pulpit it was pity he should ever go into it; and when he was in the pulpit, it was pity he should ever come out of it."
- Thomas Fuller
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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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I cannot preach on hell unless I preach with tears.
- Dwight L. Moody
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Some preachers never appreciate the compliment given them when a saint disagrees with the pastor's exposition of a text. At least the Christian under his care is devoted more to Scripture than to the man in the pulpit. Under his ministry the child of God has reached a maturity to think through issues for himself and has imbibed a Berean spirit (Acts 17:11).
- Walter J. Chantry
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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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Preaching is sin's greatest adversary.
- Jack Hyles
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A sermon is not like a Chinese firecracker to be fired off for the noise it makes. It is a hunter's gun, and at every discharge he should look to see his game fall.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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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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I wonder what would happen if the preacher stopped in his sermon next Sunday morning and said, "Have you paid your debts this week?" "In what sort of a temper did you come down to breakfast this morning?
- Gipsy Smith
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Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
- G.K. Chesterton
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Only once did God choose a completely sinless preacher.
- Alexander Whyte
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