To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers.   George Whitefield

The world is my parish.   John Wesley

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

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

I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men.   Richard Baxter

The world looks at preachers out of church to know what they mean in it.   Richard Cecil

To love to preach is one thing to love those to whom we preach, quite another.   Richard Cecil

Some preachers ought to put more fire into their sermons, or more sermons into the fire.   Vance Havner

A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God. A word spoken by you when your conscience is clear, and your heart full of God’s Spirit, is worth ten thousand words spoken in unbelief and sin.    Robert Murray McCheyne

In the last analysis, this is what preaching to the heart is intended to produce: inner prostration of the hearts of our listeners through a consciousness of the presence and the glory of God. This distinguishes authentic biblical, expository preaching from any cheap substitute for it; it marks the difference between preaching about the Word of God and preaching the Word of God.   Sinclair B. Ferguson

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

I cannot preach on hell unless I preach with tears.   D.L. Moody

I have always felt when someone has come to me and told me that he has been called to be a preacher, that my main business is to put every conceivable obstacle that I can think of in his way.   Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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

We ministers are weak, common, plain, fragile, breakable, dishonorable, and disposable clay pots who should be taking the garbage out – but instead we’re bringing the glory of God to our people.   John MacArthur

A sermon is not made with an eye upon the sermon, but with both eyes upon the people and all the heart upon God.    John Owen

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

I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.    John Knox

We preachers cannot expect to communicate verbally from the pulpit if we visually out of it contradict ourselves.   John Stott

He taught them how to live and how to die.   William C. Somerville

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

The task of the preacher is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.   Vance Havner

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