Sunday, October 27, 2013

9 Quotes about preachers and preaching

“Using this verse as a proof text for avoiding careful study and preparation for normal preaching and teaching ministries clearly violates its context, although it does remind us that without the power of the Spirit human rhetoric accomplishes nothing of eternal value. The necessary balance between anxiety and apathy closely parallels Jesus’ teaching on 'worry' about food, drink, and clothing in 6:25–34.” -- Jarred Edgecombe

“Never ride a hobby-horse. A hobby-horse never takes you anywhere.” -- Eldon A. Huchison

“If preachers and Christians rely too heavily upon science to vindicate a biblical claim, it furthers the unwarranted popular perception that science is the final arbitrator of what is true and what is not.” -- Ronnie Rogers

“If Christ is the head of his body, then everything else is just body---including the pastor.” -- Paul Tripp

“Theology is a language used by a specific group of people to make sense of their world.” -- Rowan Williams

“The backslider likes the preaching that wouldn't hit the side of a house, while the real disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his knees.” -- Billy Sunday

“You can use the Bible as the springboard for all kinds of ideas, can't you? Look around in here and find something that fits your fancy and then launch a rocket off it. People say, 'That was amazing, wasn't it? Remarkable what he got out of that.' Well of course it is because he put it in before he got it out.” -- Alistair Begg

"The Jesus that men want to see is not the Jesus they really need to see." -- G. Campbell Morgan

"It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher." -- George Whitefield

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