Christian The Best Quotes About Preachers And Preaching  

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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

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There are three things that can destroy a preacher, the glory, the gold, and the girls.

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Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated. Martin Luther

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Preaching is the expression of moral sentiments applied to the duties of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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He preaches well that lives well. Miguel de Cervantes

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A minister asked a little boy how to get to the Post Office. After the little boy told him, the minister said, Why don't you come to church tonight? I'm giving instructions on how to get to heaven. After thinking a minute, the boy replied, I don't think so. You don't even know how to get to the Post Office.

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The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions. Isaac Newton

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The good rain, like a bad preacher, does not know when to leave off. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To preach long, loud, and Damnation, is the way to be cried up. We love a man that damns us, and we run after him again to save us. John Selden

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The clergyman is expected to be a kind of human Sunday.

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A man who is good enough to go to heaven is not good enough to be a clergyman. Samuel Johnson

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One filled with joy preaches without preaching. Mother Teresa

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Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon. Mark Twain

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Go into the street, and give one man a lecture on morality, and another a shilling, and see which will respect you most. Samuel Johnson

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The worst behaved students turn out to be the most pious preachers.

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Preach in the name of God. The learned will smile; ask the learned what they have done for their country. The priests will excommunicate you; say to the priests that you know God better than all of them together do, and that between God and His law you have no need of any intermediary. The people will understand you, and repeat with you: We believe in God the Father, who is Intelligence and Love, Creator and Teacher of Humanity. And in this saying you and the People will conquer. Giuseppe Mazzini

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It is hardly to be believed how spiritual reflections when mixed with a little physics can hold people's attention and give them a livelier idea of God than do the often ill-applied examples of his wrath. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music. This is an advantage itinerant preachers have over those who are stationary, as the latter can not well improve their delivery of a sermon by so many rehearsals. Benjamin Franklin

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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

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That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation. Logan Pearsall Smith

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But, good my brother, do not, as some ungracious pastors do. Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven whilst like a puffed and reckless libertine himself the primrose path of dalliance treads and recks not his own rede. William Shakespeare