History is filled with great pastors, teachers, and ministers who have preached the Word of God. Most of them have written books, or at least have documented many of their sermons so that their great teachings can still be learned today.
Some of them are religious celebrities, while others are virtual unknowns. One likes to talk like a poet in the pulpit, conjuring one shimmering image after another. Others retell New Testament stories with such astonishing originality that their sermons go viral.
What they all share is that they are captivating speakers and authors whose eloquence points toward God, not their own egos, says Shawn Boyd, who works at the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor.
“They preach it, they believe it and they live it,” Boyd said.
To celebrate them, we have put together these awesome quotes that speak of their indelible marks in the history of the Christian ministry.
Enjoy this collection of quotes from preachers, past and present.
“Be strong enough to stand up again, even after haters make you drop to your knees.” – T.D. Jakes
“Prayer can never be in excess. ” – Charles Spurgeon
“There are people who are doing the wrong thing and do not know they’re doing the wrong thing. It’s difficult to know the right thing to do, if you don’t know what the right thing is.” – Bishop Tudor Bismark
“The same offices that refused to call you back after several interviews, threw out your CV, made you feel miserable, disdained you as an infinitesimal piece of material..same people will struggle to get your autograph.. it won’t be long my friend..too soon,” – Apostle Johnson Suleman.
“Our love to God is measured by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays.” – Andrew Murray
“We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.” – Chuck Swindoll
“Immerse yourself in the curriculum of grace.” – Max Lucado
“God dwells in His creation and is everywhere indivisibly present in all His works. He is transcendent above all His works even while He is immanent within them.” – A.W. Tozer
“Consider what you owe to His immutability. Though you have changed a thousand times, He has not changed once.” – Charles Spurgeon
“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.” –John Piper
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us”- St Augustine
“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile” – Max Lucado
“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” – Hudson Taylor
“Kings don’t beg, they decree. They have only one destiny and that’s to reign. God has made you king. Reign and rule, refuse to beg!” ― Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
“God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.” – Tony Evans
“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” – Corrie ten Boom
“Christ literally walked in our shoes.” – Tim Keller
“Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” – Lysa Terkeurst
“If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!” –D.L. Moody
“You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.” –John MacArthur
“We gain strength and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“He who lays up treasures on earth spends his life backing away from his treasures. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain.” –Randy Alcorn
“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” –Billy Graham
“The love of money is the root of all evil, however don’t be crazy & think that the love of poverty is the root of holiness” ― Uebert Angel
“Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one” –A.W.Tozer
“If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” –Elisabeth Elliot
“There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God.” – Alistair Begg
“Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.” – C. S. Lewis
“This is our time on the history line of God. This is it. What will we do with the one deep exhale of God on this earth? For we are but a vapor and we have to make it count. We’re on. Direct us, Lord, and get us on our feet.” – Beth Moore
“Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life.” – Charles Stanley
“Is it not amazing that we worship a God that cannot be exaggerated? You could think of the greatest wonder one can perform in all the earth and He would go beyond that. He is limitless and boundless. He is God all by Himself. He defines love and He is the most accurate expression of divinity. He is unexplainable and indescribable.” – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” –Mother Teresa
“Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning, activity without direction, and events without reason.” – Rick Warren
“When you read the Bible, read for quality not quantity.” – Adrian Rogers
“No one can pray and worry at the same time.” – Max Lucado
“Christ is the humility of God embodied in human nature; the Eternal Love humbling itself, clothing itself in the garb of meekness and gentleness, to win and serve and save us.” – Andrew Murray
“When God is involved, anything can happen. Be open. Stay that way. God has a beautiful way of bringing good vibrations out of broken chords.” – Chuck Swindoll
“Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God’s grace.” – Charles Spurgeon
“Since no man is excluded from calling upon God the gate of salvation is open to all. There is nothing else to hinder us from entering, but our own unbelief.” – John Calvin
“Christianity is a love relationship between a child of God and his Maker through the Son Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Adrian Rogers
“There are voices that you need to ignore and cease to pay attention to if you are to prosper.” – Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa
“Regret of time wasted is another waste of time.” – Prophet Walter Magaya
“There’s no greater feeling than being able to help people rise higher and overcome something and feel better about themselves. I think that we’re all made to help others, to lift people up.” – Joel Osteen
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