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As preachers of the gospel of Jesus,
by Adam Clarke

As preachers of the gospel of Jesus,
do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself,
nor gave to his disciples.
- Adam Clarke

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to
read the Holy Scriptures.
- Adam Clarke

To be filled with God is a great thing,
to be filled with the fullness of God is still greater;
to be filled with all the fullness of God is greatest of all.
- Adam Clarke

 

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and
a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
- Adam Clarke

Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction
cannot be easily ascertained.
- Adam Clarke

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It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.
- Adam Clarke

If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God:
his Spirit will say in your hearts,
Well done, good and faithful servants.
- Adam Clarke

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
- Adam Clarke

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot
be seen by the eye of man:
nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
- Adam Clarke

Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons,
as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it,
because you are not named there.
- Adam Clarke

Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God,
because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the
existence of the air or wind,
because we cannot see it.
- Adam Clarke

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels,
but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature,
that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
- Adam Clarke

The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy
Spirit into the minds of faithful men,
called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament;
and Evangelists and Apostles in the New.
- Adam Clarke

Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies:
let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood,
and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained
was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued,
and the means they used.
- Adam Clarke

If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles
and followers of Jesus Christ,
trusting not in man but in the living God,
he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan,
and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.
- Adam Clarke

As a revelation from God, they have stood the test of many ages;
and as such maintained their ground against every species of enemy,
and every mode of attack.
Truth is mighty, and must prevail.
- Adam Clarke

Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ
will ever be productive of good works;
for this faith worketh by love,
as the apostle says, and love to God always produces
obedience to his holy laws.
- Adam Clarke

Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord,
his history is an account of what he saw and heard;
and,
being influenced by the Holy Spirit,
his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.
- Adam Clarke

The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God,
by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts;
all its commands,
exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise,
holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.
- Adam Clarke

Man may be considered as having a twofold origin -
natural,
which is common and the same to all -
patronymic,
which belongs to the various families of which the
whole human race is composed.
- Adam Clarke

This perfection is the restoration of man to the state
of holiness from which he fell,
by creating him anew in Christ Jesus,
and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.
- Adam Clarke

It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived
at any degree of eminence or fame,
have written Memorials of themselves,
at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
- Adam Clarke

Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained
in the soul through its physical connection with the body;
and that it required the dissolution of this physical
connection before the moral contagion could be removed.
- Adam Clarke

Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any
price less than that which is infinite in value;
and infinity of merit can only result from a nature
that is infinitely divine or perfect.
- Adam Clarke

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament,
said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author,
the Salvation of mankind for their end,
and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
- Adam Clarke

Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us:
but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us!
and yet all that he has done for us is in reference
to what he is to do in us.
- Adam Clarke

Preachers denounce sin as if it was available to everyone.
- Frank Dane

The hired preachers of all sects, creeds,
and religions, never do, and never can,
teach any thing but what is in conformity with the
opinions of those who pay them.
- Francis Wright

There are individuals who have never done anything for Jesus Christ,
and I have no doubt there are preachers as well,
who have never done anything for the God Almighty.
- Billy Sunday

If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining
money under false pretenses.
- Billy Sunday

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because,
whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince
them as he himself appears convinced.
- Jonathan Swift

Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book.
No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
- Dr. Seuss

Writers write to influence their readers,
their preachers, their auditors, but always,
at bottom, to be more themselves.
- Aldous Huxley

Television preachers extract money from the poor to
live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which
equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes.
- J. Irwin Miller

Because we are continually growing in the Lord,
preachers and lay people alike must be open to the Lord's correction.
- Benny Hinn

Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS by
giving money to television preachers?
- Elayne Boosler

I was born into a family of preachers.
- David Soul

Because we employ no professional preachers,
it means that every sermon or lesson in church is given by a regular member -
women and men,
children and grandparents.
- Clayton Christensen

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

Once Playboy came to me, all the preachers ran.
I needed to pose in Playboy to make money.
- Jessica Hahn

Now, I don't mind making fun of those preachers who steal money from people,
they kind of deserve it.
- Victoria Jackson

The world looks at preachers out of church to know what they mean in it.
- Richard Cecil

I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists -
the Southern Pacific Railroad,
the corporation that swung California by its golden tail,
that controlled its legislature, its farmers,
its preachers, its workers.
- Mary Harris Jones

Books are standing counselors and preachers,
always at hand, and always disinterested;
having this advantage over oral instructors that they
are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please.
- Robert Chambers

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers
and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism
of the one matched with the cynicism of the other.
That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

I want to host a religious show.
I'm sure nobody will be wanting the 11 o'clock spot on Sunday morning.
I think we should really get some of our own preachers
and preach that gay is good.
And we'd have a great choir.
- Kate Clinton

There was a lot of Southern Baptist preachers and some
yelling ones but mostly we had a pastor who didn't
scream and I found a lot of comfort and joy and peace
as a child hearing the Bible.
- Victoria Jackson

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living.
It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built.
Where trust is, love can flourish.
- Barbara Smith

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

I'm in the booth and first of all, I'm from Germany
and I had never heard a gospel in my life.
- Boris Kodjoe

We are living at a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash.
But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal.
- Samuel Hopkins Adams

This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood,
is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied
to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
- Richard V. Allen

Gospel artists are messengers; they are vessels of a message.
- Boris Kodjoe

During the next 90 days, people are going to be more
open to the Gospel than in years.
It is God's responsibility to make people receptive;
it is our responsibility to sow the seed.
- Rick Warren

But the word of the Gospel is not as the word of an earthly prince.
- John Jewel

I love good rock'n'roll, blues and jazz,
gospel, and a little reggae.
- Jerry Hall

There is too much theology in the Church now,
and too little of the Gospel.
- Lewis Tappan

There's so many wonderful gospel people out there,
and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people.
- Smokey Robinson

All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach,
baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel
than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
- Orson Pratt

I'm very happy.
I like my work and the various aspects of it-going around the world,
teaching the gospel according to St.
Albert.
- Albert Ellis

But I have to add - and this answers your other question -
this catholicity in time and in space is only meaningful for me if there is,
at the same time, a concentration on the Gospel.
- Hans Kung

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone,
but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
- Martin Luther

The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick
by which the nation measures its morals.
- Jimmy Swaggart

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained.
He betrays himself.
He breaks out.
He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people
at the risk of life itself.
- Martin Luther

In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album,
I call it more an inspirational album.
- Smokey Robinson

I listen to gospel music.
- Mary J. Blige

But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace,
who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil,
but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus.
- George Whitefield


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