Best 146 of Preaching quotes - MyQuotes
The Word of God is too sacred a thing, and preaching too solemn a work, to be toyed and played with.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Every living word that gives life was once without form.
When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it's done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human.
Preaching is fire in the pulpit that melts the ice in the pew.
The real truth is that while He came to preach the Gospel, His chief object in coming was that there might be a Gospel to preach.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
There goes the parson, oh illustrious spark! And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk.
if one consults reason alone, one cannot assent to the articles of our faith" it was full of mysteries; "we are fools to try to explain them." This makes preaching Christianity not only a hard task but also dangerous. "Had I know, I should never have been a preacher.
I've always thought preaching to the converted is just kind of futile and silly.
There Is Only One Gospel... But The Preaching Is Different.
Nowhere in Mark 16:15—“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” [KJV] — nor in any similar Scripture did Christ command us to go only into the Western or capitalist world. Nowhere did He say to exclude the Communist world.
But the three hundred and sixty-five authors who try to write new fairy tales are very tiresome. They always begin with a little boy or girl who goes out and meets the fairies of polyanthuses and gardenias and apple blossoms: 'Flowers and fruits, and other winged things.' These fairies try to be funny, and fail; or they try to preach, and succeed.
She became at once more intimate and more exalted.
I'm surprisingly unconcerned with what people in my church believe. Belief is going to be influenced by all sorts of things that I have nothing to do with, so I don't feel responsible for that. I'm responsible for what they hear — and hearing the gospel, the good news about who God is, slowly forms us over time.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Preach Christ ! Preach the gospel Preach Christ; preach His message! A soul is dying; a spirit is slumbering Many are yearning for caring All they need is the gospel of salvation Preach Christ; act like Christ Preach Christ! Preach the gospel Preach Christ! Preach His message Alluring message I envisage The flocks yearn to see action for salvage The real gospel of Christ ’s becoming an adage Who will lead the wandering from his bondage? Preach Christ; act like Christ Preach Christ! Preach the gospel. Preach Christ ! Preach His coming! The master of harvest is coming Jesus Christ is coming For they that thought of His coming And took steps to prepare for His coming Preach Christ; act like Christ Preach Christ ! Preach His coming! Preach Christ ! Preach His redemption Prompt someone’s attention to His redemption They ponder and wander in want Call they that wander and tell them the real matter Show them the Master who can deliver Preach Christ; act like Christ Preach Christ ! Preach His redemption
Charles Grandison Finney
Ministers often preach about the Gospel instead of preaching the Gospel. They often preach about sinners instead of preaching to them.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The Good News of the gospel of salvation must be declared to all nations.
Anything we are preaching to people is what they become
Lailah Gifty Akita
Our sacred duty is to proclaim and preach the gospel of salvation to all people from every nation.
Effective preaching must be biblical preaching, whether it is the exposition of a single word in the Bible, a text, or a chapter. The Word is what the Spirit uses.
Proclaiming “the whole will of God” should be the goal—and the joy—of every church and every preacher.
When a poor soul is somewhat awakened by the terrors of the Lord, then the poor creature, being born under the covenant of works, flies directly to a covenant of works again. And as Adam and Eve hid themselves… and sewed fig leaves… so the poor sinner, when awakened, flies to his duties and to his performances, to hide himself from God, and goes to patch up a righteousness of his own. Says he, I will be mighty good now–I will reform–I will do all I can; and then certainly Jesus Christ will have mercy on me.
There is more evil than good when we preach the miracle centered gospel instead of the kingdom gospel.
As there are two vocations whereunto it hath pleased God to call every one; one general, by virtue whereof certain common duties which are to be performed of all men, are required, [as knowledge, faith, obedience, repentance, love, mercy, justice, truth, etc.] the other particular, by virtue whereof certain peculiar duties are required of several persons, according to those distinct places wherein the Divine Providence hath set them in Commonwealth, Church or family; so ought God's Ministers to be careful in instructing God's people in both kinds of duties; both those which concern their general, and those also which concern their particular calling.
The church that emphasises on miracles are indirectly preaching that merit does not mater.
The churches are preaching miracles and not gospel of the kingdom.
Even the preachers get preached by life
When I preach—no matter where it is in the world—I can always count on five areas of human need that afflict all peoples. Emptiness, loneliness, guilt, fear of death, deep-seated insecurity.
Many pastors think their greatest impact comes from preaching to many. Not true. Our greatest impact is in discipling a few. Jesus did life with the disciples in close proximity. You won’t create radical disciples from a pulpit; you’ll only create an audience. You must walk closely with people.
The book-learned preacher who carries the badge of authority, is by no means religious.
Preaching is not a profession, it’s a passion
Ye know, doan't ye, what it feels like when ye burn yer hand in takin' a cake out of the oven or wi'a match when ye're lightin' one of they godless cigarettes? Ay. It stings wi' a fearful pain, doan't it? And ye run away to clap a bit o' butter on it to take the pain away. Ah, but' (an impressive pause) 'there'll be no butter in hell!
I am counting totally and completely on the Lord Jesus Christ, and not on Billy Graham. I am not going to heaven because I’ve read the Bible, nor because I’ve preached to a lot of people. I’m going to heaven because of what Christ did.
Here is where most preachers make their mistake. They are afraid that by preaching the gospel to clearly, it will be their fault if people ask them to send. They imagine that the gospel is food for the Carnel-minded. True enough, too many of the gospel does not become the smell of death and death but that is not the fault of the Gospel. That happens only because men do not except-do not believe-the Gospel. Faith is not merely thinking, "I believe." Your whole heart must be seized by the gospel and come to rest in it. When that happens, you were transformed cannot help but love and serve God.
A church leadership that cannot provide members with business ideas should stop demanding tithe from them. Plant greatness in the members and they pay greatly; Plant zero in them and they pay in negatives!
Martin Luther called the church building the “Mundhaus” (lit. “mouth house” or "speech house”) because he believed that the Graeco-Roman “pagan lecture” of the sophist entertainers who took over the Catholic church should be the focus of “the service”. Sermons might have been helpful in the later Middle Ages when even many Catholic priests couldn't read. However, modern research has repeatedly proven that lecturing is the worst possible way to educate others because it’s so boring. Might traditional, so-called-inspired preaching still be the best way to communicate God’s Word?” ~ © gfp '42™
Preaching, power, and persecution are all apart of who we are.
'Tis hard preaching a stone into tears, or making a rock to tremble.
An advice is truly valuable when people not just give it their ears but also their obedience.
The devil can get you through your flesh. He knows the button to press on your flesh and have a way into your mind. The flesh becomes a transport medium for evil things if not killed for God. If Christ makes a home in your mind, satan can't get there.
When God breaks in, the only thing you can do is believe it or not. YOu cannot ask for a receipt of the transaction or a sign for the dubious. God does not offer to cover your backside.
Wisdom Kwashie Mensah
All that you need to WIN OTHERS for LORD (Fulfilling The Great Commission) is embedded in whatever Gifts, Talents, Capabilities, Callings, Assignments, Dreams, Visions, Missions and Aspirations you have. Just use them.
Thomas De Quincey
The pulpit style of Germany has been always rustically negligent, or bristling with pedantry.
James D Wilson
You need to do more than practice as only when you do will you have the right to preach it
When you are posessed by evil spirits, it is crafty manipulations that you follow; but when you are posessed by the Holy Spirit of God, it is wise discretions you pursue!
After seventy years of expository preaching, I have yet to touch the hem of His garment.
No man ever yet thought whether he was preaching well without weakening his sermon.
It does not answer the aim which God had in this institution, merely for men to have good commentaries and expositions on the Scripture, and other good books of divinity; because, although these may tend, as well as preaching, to give a good doctrinal or speculative understanding of the word of God, yet they have not an equal tendency to impress them on men's hearts and affections. God hath appointed a particular and lively application of his word, in the preaching of it, as a fit means to affect sinners with the importance of religion, their own misery, the necessity of a remedy, and the glory and sufficiency of a remedy provided; to stir up the pure minds of the saints, quicken their affections by often bringing the great things of religion in their remembrance, and setting them in their proper colours, though they know them, and have been fully instructed in them already.
Preaching means to awaken the real inclination to serve God.
Prayer must carry on our work as much as preaching; he preacheth not heartily to his people that will not pray for them.