Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Quotes About Preaching

Every day of my life I am grateful God called me to be a preacher. I am honored to say with the Apostle Paul, "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!"

I came across the following interesting quotes concerning preaching:

“The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, 'What a lovely sermon!' but 'I will do something.'”
Billy Graham

“Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God.”
John E. Hines

“A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach; he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.”
Martin Luther

“Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.”
Harry Emerson Fosdick

“To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment, because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling; it requires that the speaker should expect a response.”
Roland Allen

The hope of America is not found in politics or economics but rather in her pulpits. May God raise up men who fear no potentate save Jehovah God, who bow no knee before rulers save the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and who passionately preach the good news of God’s love to a lost and dying world. God grant it to be so.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

“When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.”
Abraham Lincoln


Blogger Tom Bryant said...

Good quotes... but quoting Fosdick??? you'll have to turn in your "fundamentalist" card. :-)

December 2, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

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