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The object of preaching, is, constantly to remind mankind of what they are constantly forgetting; not to supply the defects of human intelligence, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions; to recall mankind from the bypaths where they turn into that broad path of salvation which all know, but few tread.

The pulpit is the clergyman's parade; the parish is his field of active service.

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not What a lovely sermon, but, I will do something!

The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing.

The world looks at ministers out of the pulpit to know what they mean when in it.

Though we live in a reading age and in a reading community, yet the preaching of the Gospel is the form in which human agency has been and still is most efficaciously employed for the spiritual improvement of men.

To love to preach is one thing - to love those to whom we preach, quite another.

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

To preach practical sermons, as they are called, that is sermons upon virtues and vices, without inculcating those great Scripture truths of redemption which alone can incite and enable us to forsake sin and follow righteousness, is but to put together the wheels, and set the hands of the watch, forgetting the spring which is to make them all move.


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