15 Awesome Quotes on Preaching

I came across these today on www.sermoncentral.com and had to share them with you…

“If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

“The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not ‘What a lovely sermon,’ but ‘I will do something!’” ~ Francis de Sales

“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

“If Jesus preached the same message minister’s preach today, He would have never been crucified.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill

“The gospel we preach must not be just something we hear from men or read from books or even conceived through our meditation. Unless it is delivered to us by God, it can serve no spiritual utility.” ~ Watchman Nee

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” ~ Francis of Assisi

“I’d rather be able to pray than to be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught his disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.” ~ D.L. Moody

“We complain today that ministers do not know how to preach; but is it not equally true that our congregations do not know how to hear?” ~ J.I. Packer

“What is the chief end of preaching? I like to think it is this: It is to give men and women a sense of God and His presence.” ~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“Only once did God choose a completely sinless preacher.” ~ Alexander Whyte

“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

“The Bible does not say we should aim at numbers but rather urges us faithfully to proclaim God’s message in the boldness of the Holy Spirit. This will build God’s church God’s way.” ~ Jim Cymbala

”The preacher is not a chef; he’s a waiter. God doesn’t want you to make the meal; He just wants you to deliver it to the table without messing it up. That’s all.” ~ John MacArthur

“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

“If preachers decide to preach about hope, let them preach out of what they themselves hope for.” ~ Frederick Buechner


About Chris Jordan

Husband. Father. Author. Pastor. High School Bible Teacher. Follower of Jesus. And I enjoy a good cup of coffee!
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13 Responses to 15 Awesome Quotes on Preaching

  1. This is what I think is really unfortunate – that you post all these great quotes and not one comment in 2 days. Brother, just reading those quotes preached to this preacher, especially the one by Moody.

    If you don’t mind, I am gonna go right now and re-post this on my blog (giving you the credit, of course). Then I am gonna put it on Facebook (I know some preachers, and some actually call me “friend”).

    But here’s another from Wesley, I believe, “Put fire in your sermons, or put your sermons in the fire.”

    • Chris Jordan says:

      Thanks for the feedback Anthony, and thanks for sharing the quotes with others. I like the Wesley one you added! Bless you today…

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  3. awesome quotes, sir. like anthony said, two days and no commenys, gonna reblog this on my place too. God bless you.

  4. Reblogged this on The Critical Eye and commented:
    excellent post, great quotes on preaching, I assure you, some of them will challenge you if you preach the gospel.

  5. Ditto the wise men above.

  6. Reblogged this on a simple man of God and commented:
    I do not know Chris Jordan, and I only found his blog through a great blogging brother, but check out this. Whether you are a preacher, a listener, or a doer, this list of 15 quotes on preaching should convict you.

  7. Some great quotes. Especially love the Francis of Assisi one.

  8. Reblogged this on bonitasmile13 and commented:
    Enlightening !

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