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Famous Preacher Quotes
is the same today that he has always been. He is a rebel against God. He
may, in some generations, hide his rebellion a little more carefully
than at other times, but there is no change in his heart. The men who
builded the city against God back in the days of Babylon had the same
hatred as that which possessed the men who nailed the Lord Jesus Christ
to the cross."
"The Church is the gospel express train, stopping at a few stations to pick up a few passengers, the train "Israel" being side-tracked to let the express go by.
When Christ comes, the train "Israel" will be switched back up on the main line, stop at all stations, and take on the world." ~ John Wilkerson
"The first duty of the gospel preacher is to declare God's law and to show the nature of sin." ~Martin Luther
"Practically every false doctrine comes from getting things out of order. God's divine order is salvation, then change; not change and then salvation! If one has to be changed to be saved, that's salvation by works. It is also salvation by the flesh. The truth is, one is cleansed from the sins of the flesh just as he is saved; by yielding to the Holy Spirit and letting Him do His work." ~Jack Hyles
"Let's quit fiddling with religion and do something to bring the world to
Christ." ~ Billy Sunday
"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
"It is a sad and shocking fact that many religious people are in Hell."~John R. Rice
[The Judgment of Revelation 20] "Includes all the wicked dead from the days
of Cain down to the last apostate from millennial glory. There will not be one there who has not passed through the article of death-- not one there whose name has been set down in life's fair Book-- not one there that shall not be
judged according to his own very deeds-- not one there who shall not pass
from the dread of realities of the Great White Throne into everlasting horrors
and inneffable torments of the Lake of Fire that burneth with fire and brimstone. How awful! How terrible! How perfectly dreadful!" ~C.H. Mackintosh
"It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honoured in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised." ~George Muller
"The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ." ~ D.L. Moody
"The only reason some of us are not exiled or thrown into prison is simply because we do not preach as fervently and as sternly as did Paul, John, Peter
and others. This modern "santa claus" religion that is sweeping country today is not the religion Jesus taught and John practiced." ~Oliver B. Greene
"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results." ~R.A. Torrey
"We are profoundly convinced that...the primary need of the hour is a return to New Testament first principles and standards. Christian missions are no human undertaking, but a supernatural and divine enterprise for which God has provided supernatural power and leadership." ~Robert H. Glover
"If you have no joy, there's a leak in your Christianity somewhere." ~ Billy Sunday
"Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into
harmony with Him.” ~Hudson Taylor
"I prayed for Faith, and thought that some day Faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But Faith did not seem to come. One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, 'Now Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God'. I had closed my Bible, and prayed for Faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and Faith has been growing ever since. "
"We have a God who delights in impossibilities." ~ Billy Sunday
"The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor" ~Charles Stanley
"The great reservoir of the power that belongs to God is His own Word – the Bible. If we wish to make it ours, we must go to that Book. Yet people abound in the Church who are praying for power and neglecting the Bible. Men are longing to have power for bearing fruit in their own lives and yet forget that
Jesus has said: "The seed is the Word of God" (Luke 8:11). ~R.A. Torrey
"The scriptures are given not to increase our knowledge, but to change our
lives." ~Dwight L. Moody
"If the Holy Spirit guides us, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them." ~George Muller
"Christ is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all." ~Hudson Taylor
"Great truths that are stumbling blocks to the natural man are nevertheless the very foundations upon which the confidence of the spiritual man is built."
~H. A. Ironside
"The Church is the dwelling place of God in the Person of the Holy Ghost.
Where the Church thrives, people are blessed and progress is evident. Where there is no Church, people feed their babies to crocodiles and roam naked in the jungles." ~Oliver B. Greene
"A poor believer [monetarily] certainly is looked down upon in certain churches, and yet he may be the richest man spiritually in that church." ~J. Vernon McGee
"...you cannot live by sight and by faith, neither can you live by fear and by faith. It either has to be by faith or by fear, by faith or by sight. Which way are you living? Faith takes out the anxiety It takes out the fear. Faith leans heavy on the Lord. It knows that the Bible is so and can be trusted and that we can live by it and all of our needs will be supplied." ~Lester Roloff
"What a lowering of the life of faith it is to confine it to the question of temporal supplies! No doubt it is a very blessed and a very real thing to trust God for everything; but the life of faith has a far higher and wider range than mere bodily wants. It embraces all that in any wise concerns us, in body, soul, and spirit. To live by faith is to walk with God; to cling to Him; to lean on Him; to draw from His exhaustless springs; to find ad our resources in Him; and to have Him as a perfect covering for our eyes and a satisfying object for our hearts--to know Him as our only resource in all difficulties, and in all our trials. It is to be absolutely, completely, and continually shut up to Him; to be undividedly dependent upon Him, apart from and above every creature confidence, every human hope, and every earthly expectation. Such is the life of faith." ~ C.H. Mackintosh
"When kingdoms have crumbled for the last time, His mercy endureth forever. When dictators have waged their wicked battles for the last time, His mercy endureth forever. When the stars have fallen like untimely figs from a tree shaken by the wind, His mercy endureth forever. When the sun refuses to
shine and the moon has turned as black as sackcloth of hair, His mercy endureth forever. When people shall die no more and cemeteries shall not dot the horizon, His mercy endureth forever. When shoulders shall never stoop, nor brows wrinkle, nor faces become furrowed, His mercy endureth forever. When all of
us awake in His likeness to live forever around His throne, His mercy endureth forever. Blessed be God! His mercy endureth forever!" ~ Jack Hyles
"Godliness has 'promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.'
But the only way one can enter into godliness is by turning to God as a repentant sinner and receiving the Saviour He has provided in the Gospel. Therefore the crying need of our degenerate times is for a revival of true old-fashioned, Christ-centered, Bible preaching that will call upon all men everywhere to repent in view of that coming day when God will judge the world in righteousness by His Risen Son." ~Harry A. Ironside
"The world's greatest need is preaching preachers. The Gospel is our emancipation proclamation: let's take it to the slaves of sin." ~Lester Roloff
"Nothing is more needed among preachers today than that we should have the courage to shake ourselves free from the thousand and one trivialities in which we are asked to waste our time and strength, and resolutely return to the apostolic ideal which made necessary the office of the diaconate. We must resolve that we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the Word." ~G. Campbell Morgan
"The heart makes the preacher. Men of great hearts are great preachers. . .
We have emphasized sermon-preparation until we have lost sight of the important thing to be prepared -- the heart. A prepared heart is much better
than a prepared sermon. A prepared heart will make a prepared sermon...It would not do to say that preachers study too much. Some of them do not study at all; others do not study enough. Numbers do not study the right way to show themselves workmen approved of God. But our great lack is not in head culture, but in heart culture; not lack of knowledge but lack of holiness is our sad and telling defect -- not that we know too much, but that we do not meditate on
God and his word and watch and fast and pray enough. The heart is the great hindrance to our preaching. . . " ~E.M. Bounds
"God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of
the cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but
in God." ~H.A. Ironside
"It is not enough to do God's work; it must be done in His way and for His credit." ~ Erwin Lutzer
"We must face the fact that many today are notoriously careless in their living. This attitude finds its way into the church. We have liberty, we have money, we live in comparative luxury. As a result, discipline has disappeared. What would a violin solo sound like if the strings on the musician’s instrument were all hanging loose, not stretched tight, not ‘disciplined?’" ~ A.W. Tozer
"We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs."
~ George Whitefield
"When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me."
~ John Wesley
"To the lover of the Lord Jesus Christ there can be nothing legal about baptism. It is simply the glad expression of a grateful heart recognizing its identity with Christ in death, burial, and resurrection. Many of us look back to the moment when we were thus baptized as one of the most precious experiences we have ever known." ~ Harry A. Ironside
“Out of one hundred men, one will read the Bible, the other ninety-nine will read the Christian.” ~ D. L. Moody
"The greatest privilege of earthly life is to give some fellow creature the blessed word of God, and then try by loving speech and example, to bring home to the heart and conscience...the truths it contains." ~J. A. Broadus
"May we all be in such a condition of soul, such an attitude of heart as will fit us for any little work in which our gracious Lord may be pleased to use us — not seeking a place for ourselves, but lovingly serving all. The Lord, in His great mercy, grant that thus it may be, with all His beloved people!" ~C.H. Mackintosh
Prayer is the highest intelligence, the profoundest wisdom, the most vital, the most joyous, the most efficacious, the most powerful of all vocations.
~ Edward M. Bounds
“In our prayers, we talk to God, in our Bible study, God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking.” ~ D.L. Moody
[Regaarding Hearing From God]..."Retire from the world each day to some private spot. Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God’s presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. Listen for the inward voice till you learn to recognize it." ~A.W. Tozer
"Ah, I have kept Him waiting when I ought not, but He has waited even then. Always waiting - so patient with my foolishness, my weakness, my fear. Our fellowship is with God, and fellowship is friendship, and friendship means that partnership which, on His part, is the accommodating of His strength to my weakness." ~G. Campbell Morgan
“Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon
"When you have been saved, regenerated, born again, then join a church-a live church. Join where the preacher loves the Word of God and the souls of men. Keep out of these ecclesiastical deep freezers. A deep freeze is all right for a
dead chicken or a chunk of cheese or a leg of lamb, but it is no place for a live baby. A baby must be fed and nourished and given a chance to exercise,
vocalize and grow. It couldn't do that in a refrigerator." ~ Walter Hughes
"People are so prone to lean upon gifted men. And if they cannot have such,
they get discouraged and scattered, instead of getting lovingly together and helping one another by their mutual faith." ~C.H. Mackintosh
"I desire to have both heaven and hell ever in my eye, while I stand on this isthmus of life, between two boundless oceans." ~John Wesley
"A test of a Christian's character is what he does after he comes to the blockade in the road and what his attitude is after everything has left him except Jesus. You will never know down here that Christ is all you need until Christ is all you have left. You will never be able to tell the world for sure that He will do in a crisis unless you learn how to live in a crisis." ~Lester Roloff
"Prayer is no little thing, no selfish and small matter. It does not concern the petty interests of one person. The littlest prayer broadens out by the will of God till it touches all words, conserves all interests, and enhances man’s greatest wealth, and God’s greatest good. God is so concerned that men pray that He has promised to answer prayer. He has not promised to do something general if we pray, but He has promised to do the very thing for which we pray."
~Edward M. Bounds
"To the individual believer indwelt by the Holy Spirit there is granted the direct impression of the Spirit of God on the spirit of man, imparting the knowledge of His will in matters of the smallest and greatest importance. This has to be sought and waited for." ~G. Campbell Morgan
“I would rather win souls than be the greatest king or emperor on earth; I would rather win souls than be the greatest general that ever commanded an army; I would rather win souls than be the greatest poet, or novelist, or literary man who ever walked the earth. My one ambition in life is to win as many as possible.”
~ R. A. Torrey
"Beware you be not swallowed up in [worldly] books." ~John Wesley
The Bible is the inerrant Word of God. Its sixty six books are not a collection of religious writings, advancing certain theories, but they constitute one body, breathing with life and power. From the first verse in Genesis to the last verse in Revelation there is a wonderful continuity of thought, without any clash of opinion; all is a harmonious whole. This fact necessitates one great Author, One who guided the thoughts of each writer and who is instructed them to write as they did. This guiding and supervising Author is the Spirit of God."... 2Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21 ~ Arno C. Gaebelein
"Faith is to rest, not in the best of God's servants, but in His unchanging Word."
~ H. A. Ironside
"Nothing can touch the Word of God. Not all the powers of earth and hell, men and devils combined, can ever move the Word of God. There it stands, in its own moral glory, spite of all the assaults of the enemy, from age to age. ‘For ever, 0 Lord, Thy Word is settled in heaven.’" ~C.H. Mackintosh
"People are stumbling over the simplest things. Take, for instance, that word believeth. You would think that was plain enough for anybody, but all my life I have heard people say, 'I have always believed, and yet I am not saved.' It does not say, 'Whosoever believeth the Bible, or creeds, or even the gospel story,'
but it does say, 'Whosoever believeth in him.' What is it to believe in Him? It means to put your soul's confidence in Him, to trust in Him, God's blessed Son."
[Jesus] ..."He was born a King. The wise men came from the East and asked, 'Where is He that is born King of the Jews?' (Matthew 2:2). He died a King.
In Greek, in Latin, and in Hebrew the description was written above His cross, 'This is Jesus, The King' (Matthew 27:37)" ~W.A. Criswell
"I find no fault in Him."...You can find fault in anyone else, but you can find
no fault in Jesus. Holy, harmless, undefiled, sinless: there He is! Christ is God's way to man; Christ is man's way to God. Christ is the true Jacob's ladder. By Him the penitent sinner, the believing soul, the redeemed child of God may come unto the Father and enter into the house of many mansions."
~George W. Truett
"When the Lord Jesus Christ became my surety . . . He went to Calvary's cross, and all my guilt was charged against Him. He settled for everything, and then He cried, 'It is finished.' And on the basis of that finished work, God can freely forgive, and justify completely, every poor sinner who trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ." ~ Dr. Harry A. Ironside
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Quotes compiled by Cobblestone Road Ministries