Preacher Quotes

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Theodore Parker
“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight, I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.”
Theodore Parker, The present aspect of slavery in America and the immediate duty of the North: a speech delivered in the hall of the State house, before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Convention, on Friday night, January 29, 1858

Eugene V. Debs
“If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher.”
Eugene V. Debs

Todd Stocker
“A speaker should approach his preparation not by what he wants to say, but by what he wants to learn.”
Todd Stocker

Harper Lee
“Again, as I had often met it in my own church, I was confronted with the Impurity of Women doctrine that seemed to preoccupy all clergymen.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harley King
“If I woke up one morning and realized that all I ever was going to be was a business man, I'd probably die. All my dreams would be shattered. Early in life I had many dreams. I dreamed of being a great basketball star. I dreamed of being a preacher. I dreamed of saving the world from war and racism. And I dreamed of being a great poet. Today, I dream only of writing.”
Harley King, Mother, Don't Lock Me In That Closet!

Philip Wylie
“The novelist now usurps the chair of the educator, the pulpit of the preacher, the columns of the journalist. Yet his original purpose of entertaining may have been his highest purpose. (introduction to Gladiator, Book League Monthly, 1930)”
Philip Wylie

Jay Kristoff
“It's hard to drown your sorrows when the little bastards can swim.”
Jay Kristoff, TRUEL1F3

“My tears were wiped away, my heart was strong, I saw the way of healing…I said, “God help me now to preach the Word to all the dying around, and tell them how ‘tis Satan still defiles, and Jesus still delivers, for He is just the same today.”
John Alexander Dowie

Ehsan Sehgal
“My mind, my eyes; and ears are open. I can judge. I can see, and I can hear because I am not a judge, not a leader and not a preacher.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“All preachers speak confidently about life after death as if they once died, even though almost all of them have never even fainted.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Martin Luther
“A good preacher should have these properties and virtues:

1. Teach systematically

2. Have a ready wit

3. Be eloquent

4. Have a good voice

5. Have a good memory

6. Know when to make an end

7. Be sure of his doctrine

8. Venture and engage body and blood, wealth and honour, in the Word

9. Suffer himself to be mocked and jeered of every one”
Martin Luther, The Table Talk of Martin Luther

Brian Andreas
“He told me about Jesus & Arizona & the best way to make beer & I said you're a funny kind of preacher & he said it's a funny kind of world & I still remember his eyes as clear as a desert morning.
—Funny World”
Brian Andreas, Still Mostly True: Collected Stories & Drawings

“Without the preacher, there is no preaching.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lancelot Schaubert
“Preacher said, "I want a nice clean marriage, no shots below the belt."
Remmy said, “Obviously you’ve never been on a honeymoon.”
Lancelot Schaubert, Bell Hammers

“Priesthood lies in praying.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The priest teaches the gospel of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“A preacher must preach the gospel of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The priest must teach the true knowledge of God to the people”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“In Christ, we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Peddle not the word of God for profit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The duty of a preacher is to preach.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The preacher must proclaim the gospel of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The preacher must pray.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The preacher's duty is to preach the gospel of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Abhijit Naskar
“If there is to be reform in religion, the practitioners of religion - priests, preachers, nuns, monks and every such individual, must come forward, before everyone else, and set an example as advocates of harmony and growth.”
Abhijit Naskar, Vatican Virus: The Forbidden Fiction

Abhijit Naskar
“Amidst the sea of medieval bigots dominating the domain of religion, there are also priests and preachers who are bringing in a whiff of fresh air.”
Abhijit Naskar, Vatican Virus: The Forbidden Fiction

“I am not opposed to preaching how lovely people are, but it should never go unaccompanied by exhortation about how sinful we are.”
Brother Pedro

“Contemporary reformers often forget to preach about the cross. Even when they mention the cross, it is done too softly, and their preaching is not based on the cross of the Lord.”
Brother Pedro

“Biblical preaching is exposing the mind of God, as revealed in the Word of God, to the people of God, for the glory of God”
Royal Raj S

Philip Wyeth
“For those of you who still believe two plus two equals four, don't be afraid to walk out that door.'
-Rev. Matthias G. Witherspoon”
Philip Wyeth, Reparations Maze

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