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Preaching Quotes

Updated on August 26, 2013

Looking for quotes dealing with the subject of preaching. Here is a list to inspire, challenge and motivate any preacher to keep doing what God has called them to do.

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:15 KJV

  • Godliness is a requirement for all leaders, but passionate preaching is an added requirement for all preachers. - Preaching with Passion (Preaching With Series) by Alex Montoya
  • There are two kinds of preaching that people will not listen to: poor preaching and good preaching. - Craddock on the Craft of Preaching by Fred B. Craddock
  • The Goal of Preaching: The Glory of God. The Ground of Preaching: The Cross of Christ. The Gift of Preaching: The Power of the Holy Spirit - Supremacy of God in Preaching, The by John Piper
  • The secret to powerful preaching lies with God, not man. Skill alone does not make a preacher; God makes the preacher. - Preaching with Passion (Preaching With Series) by Alex Montoya
  • True expository preaching is, therefore, doctrinal preaching, it is preaching which addresses specific truths from God to man. - Preaching: How to Preach Biblically (MacArthur Pastor's Library) by John MacArthur, Master's Seminary Faculty
  • Preaching Christ means preaching to express and not to impress. - Dynamics of Preaching, The (Ministry Dynamics for a New Century) by Warren W. Wiersbe
  • The hero of our preaching is Jesus Christ, and our goal as preachers is to be Spirit filled and Spirit empowered so that our audience knows the difference between supernatural preaching and superhero preaching! Preaching is not an exhibition of the Superman skills you may have learned in seminary or at a seminar; rather, as Paul says, it is a demonstration of the Spirit's power. - Spirit-Led Preaching by Greg Heisler
  • Moody spoke about the three R's of preaching: “Ruined by the fall; Redemption through Christ; Regeneration through the Holy Spirit.” This is the heart of evangelistic preaching. - The Moody Handbook of Preaching by John M. Koessler
  • “How can I tell whether I am preaching in the energy of the flesh or in the power of the Spirit?” “That is very easy,” Lloyd-Jones replied, as I shriveled. “If you are preaching in the energy of the flesh, you will feel exalted and lifted up. If you are preaching in the power of the Spirit, you will feel awe and humility.” - Preaching Christ in All of Scripture by Edmund P. Clowney
  • Preaching under the anointing of the Spirit deeply touches the hearer, evoking either acceptance or rejection of the gospel. - The Holy Spirit & Preaching by James Forbes
  • ‘To love to preach is one thing, to love those to whom we preach quite another.’ - Preaching and Preachers by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Preaching that does not have the aroma of God's greatness may entertain for a season, but it will not touch the hidden cry of the soul: "Show me thy glory!" - The Supremacy of God in Preaching, by John Piper
  • In John Stott's words, it is the function of biblical preaching both "to disturb the comfortable and then to comfort the disturbed." - Preach The Word: Essays on Expository Preaching: In Honor of R. Kent Hughes by Leland Ryken, Todd Wilson
  • People who listen to our preaching have at least three basic questions: what, which focuses on information; so what, which deals with contemporization; and now what, which relates to motivation. - Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life by Robert Smith
  • Preaching is both cranial and cardiological; it involves head and heart, fact and feeling. It is important to proclaim, “Thus saith the Lord.” This is the prophetic signature of one sent from God; but one cannot proclaim, “Thus saith the Lord” until that person knows, “What saith the Lord.” - Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life by Robert Smith

  • The gospel is simply the most transformative, the most powerful, and the most explosive message there is. If you have a problem finding something to preach, I guarantee that you are not preaching the gospel. - Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching by John MacArthur, R. C. Sproul, James Montgomery Boice, Derek W. H. Thomas, Joel R. Beeke, R. Albert Mohler Jr., R. C. Sproul Jr., Sinclair B. Ferguson, Don Kistler, Eric J. Alexander, John Piper
  • A short sermon is not a sign of shallowness (consider the Sermon on the Mount, nor is a long sermon a sign of depth! - Preaching with Passion (Preaching With Series) by Alex Montoya
  • You must be something (called) before you can do something (preach).- A Primer on Biblical Preaching by Jerry Sutton
  • Don’t just make your point—help the listener experience the point. And that takes preparation. - Craddock on the Craft of Preaching by Fred B. Craddock
  • A good teacher clears the way, declares the way, and then gets out of the way. - Preaching for God's Glory (Today's Issues) by Alistair Begg
  • The preacher, as designed by God, has a different focus; he is burdened to persuade. - Preaching on Your Feet: Connecting God and The Audience in the Preachable Moment by Fred R. Lybrand
  • Most effective sermons include the following: a reading of the text, introduction, text explanation, main points, illustrations, applications, and conclusion.-
    Preaching God's Word by Terry G. Carter
  • Integrity is not essential to leadership, but it is essential if you want to be a leader worth following. - Preaching with Power: Dynamic Insights from Twenty Top Communicators by Michael Duduit
  • I preach because knowledge of God is the most important knowledge a person can have. People cannot live without it. They must learn about God. - Deep Preaching by J. Kent Edwards


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