Quotes and Sayings about Preaching
"If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Religion, Morality, Christ, Consideration, Duty, Preaching)
"It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Preaching, Walking)
"Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Life, Argument, Practice, Preaching)
"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
(Related: Men, Attention, Preaching, Struggle)
"Do you think it's possible to discuss politics without preaching?"
- Steven Brust
(Related: Politics, Preaching)
"When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Help, Preaching, World)
"Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Society, Adultery, Murder, Preaching)
"Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Christ, Friends, Preaching, Reading)
"If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Confidence, Preaching, Reality, Salvation)
"In my preaching the shafts are ever aimed at the brainwashed horde."
- Powell Clayton
"Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?"
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Love, Music, Religion, People, Frustration, Jealousy, Neighbors, Preaching, Reality, Rituals)
"I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Church, Preaching, Service)
"Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Practice, Preaching, Worth)
"The devil had as good have let Paul alone, for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching, at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open, and poor sinners come forth."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Devil, Open, Poor, Preaching, Prison, Satan)
"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
(Related: God, Preaching)
"John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgement of God, urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in the Jordan River those who responded."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: God, Blood, Preaching, Reform, Repentance)
"Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted as to destroy my life by English preaching, or any other preaching. St. Paul did much good by his preaching, but how much more by his writings."
- Henry Martyn
(Related: Life, English, Preaching)
"Painless preaching is as good a term as any for what we do."
- Curtis Mayfield
"I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Faith, People, Conscience, Decisions, Preaching, Right, Want)
"I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything, because I know it's hard for people. I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish those ground rules and make it that way."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Family, People, Preaching, Rules, Sound, Want)
"The churches... have lost much of their authority over youth because they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology, psychology and sociology."
- Agnes E. Meyer
(Related: Authority, Churches, Light, Preaching, Psychology, Religious, Youth)
"I thought maybe, just by never preaching, never doing any of that stuff because it doesn't work. By just maybe the power of example and some laughs, maybe somebody might go take a walk."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Power, Work, Thought, Example, Preaching)
"I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion, that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody."
- Mojo Nixon
(Related: God, Religion, People, Fear, Army, Being, Defeat, Hate, Humanity, Preaching, Religious)
"But Paul, in his preaching of the Gospel, is a debtor to deliver the word not to Barbarians only, but also to Greeks, and not only to the unwise, who would easily agree with him, but also to the wise."
(Related: Preaching, Word)
"Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Time, History, Christ, English, First, Land, Preaching, Rome, Today, World)
"No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Men, Age, Purpose, Knight, Lying, Preaching)
"What the guys have learned is that whether you're preaching to one or 10,000, it really doesn't matter. That one person you touch may change the nation - could be the Billy Graham of Ethiopia."
- Michael Scott
(Related: Change, May, Nation, Preaching)
"58% of the American public are with us. We're preaching to the choir, but the choir's not singing, if all of the 58% started singing, this war would end."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: War, American, End, Preaching, Public, Singing)
"We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching."
- Roy L. Smith
(Related: Children, Forget, Preaching)
"The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Intellect, Mankind, Preaching)
"So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Act, Being, Preaching, Sermons)
"O my brethren, my heart is enlarge towards you. I trust I feel something of that hidden, but powerful presence of Christ, whilst I am preaching to you."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Trust, Heart, Christ, Preaching)
"And when did mere preaching do any good? Put something in the place of these things. Fill the vacuum of the mind."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Mind, Preaching)