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The reason why congregations have been so dead is because they have dead men preaching to them. How can dead men beget living children?

    Author: George Whitefield

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

    Author: George Whitefield

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

    Author: George Whitefield

Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches.

    Author: George Whitefield

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.

    Author: George Whitefield

Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.

    Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick

The more fully that the gospel is preached, in the grand old apostolic way, the more likely is it to accomplish the results which it did in the apostolic days.

    Author: Horatius Bonar

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.

    Author: Hosea Ballou

Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.

    Author: John Selden

They that cry down moral honesty, cry down that which is a great part of my religion, my duty toward God, and my duty toward man. What care I to see a man run after a sermon, if he cozens and cheats as soon as he comes home. On the other side, morality must not be without religion; for if so, it may change, as I see convenience.

    Author: John Selden

First, in your sermons, use your logic, and then your rhetoric; Rhetoric without logic, is like a tree with leaves and blossoms, but no root; yet more are taken with rhetoric than logic, because they are caught with fine expressions when they understand not reason.

    Author: John Selden

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.

    Author: John Wesley

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