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Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects
by John E. Hines

Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects
something to happen-not because of the sermon,
not even because of the preacher, but because of God.
- John E. Hines

It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of
death that a person can adequately engage and enter
upon the mysterious fact of life.
- John E. Hines

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

 

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better
than they listen to preaching.
- Roy L. Smith

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective.
A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
- Hosea Ballou

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Painless preaching is as good a term as any for what we do.
- Curtis Mayfield

And when did mere preaching do any good? Put something
in the place of these things.
Fill the vacuum of the mind.
- Francis Wright

The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind
of what they keep forgetting;
not to supply the intellect,
but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.
- Sydney Smith

If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge
of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel,
you hinder people from getting to reality.
- Oswald Chambers

So the bodhisattva saves all beings,
not by preaching sermons to them,
but by showing them that they are delivered,
they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.
- Alan Watts

Do you think it's possible to discuss politics without preaching?
- Steven Brust

58% of the American public are with us.
We're preaching to the choir, but the choir's not singing,
if all of the 58% started singing, this war would end.
- Cindy Sheehan

The devil had as good have let Paul alone,
for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching,
at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open,
and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall

But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men
whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad,
desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?
- William Booth

Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help
is better than a pound of preaching.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

In my preaching the shafts are ever aimed at the brainwashed horde.
- Powell Clayton

O my brethren, my heart is enlarge towards you.
I trust I feel something of that hidden,
but powerful presence of Christ, whilst I am preaching to you.
- George Whitefield

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling;
it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
- Edmund Burke

I try to do that in this book without preaching -
to try to do as you just said that you really have
to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody.
- Floyd Abrams

The churches...
have lost much of their authority over youth because
they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions
and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology,
psychology and sociology.
- Agnes E. Meyer

I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful.
If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion,
that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody.
- Mojo Nixon

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age,
but especially not in the dark ones.
Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose,
and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.
- John Ruskin

Religion can make it worse.
Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to
believe in a transcendent reality,
and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching,
to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?
- Mary Douglas

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ;
farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments;
farewell reading and preaching,
praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches,
and sufferings.
- Donald Cargill

Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted
as to destroy my life by English preaching,
or any other preaching.
St.
Paul did much good by his preaching,
but how much more by his writings.
- Henry Martyn

What the guys have learned is that whether you're preaching to one or 10,000,
it really doesn't matter.
That one person you touch may change the nation -
could be the Billy Graham of Ethiopia.
- Michael Scott

But Paul, in his preaching of the Gospel,
is a debtor to deliver the word not to Barbarians only,
but also to Greeks, and not only to the unwise,
who would easily agree with him, but also to the wise.
- Origen

John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus,
was preaching the impending judgement of God,
urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in
the Jordan River those who responded.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

I thought maybe, just by never preaching,
never doing any of that stuff because it doesn't work.
By just maybe the power of example and some laughs,
maybe somebody might go take a walk.
- Liza Minnelli

I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people.
But faith leads you in the decisions you make.
You don't always pick the right path,
but it's there in your conscience.
- Tim McGraw

If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and
heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching
the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls.
- Roland Allen

I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching
from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything,
because I know it's hard for people.
I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish
those ground rules and make it that way.
- Tim McGraw

Today, for the first time in history,
a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.
This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world,
has become, through the preaching of the Gospel,
a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
- Pope John Paul II

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
- Amelia Earhart

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most effective way to cope with change
is to help create it.
- L. W. Lynett

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's
most effective criticism until you provoke him.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Henry David Thoreau

People who have good relationships at home are more
effective in the marketplace.
- Zig Ziglar

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney

I highly recommend worrying.
It is much more effective than dieting.
- William Powell

Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney

The key is, to not think of death as an end,
but as more of a very effective way to cut down on your expenses.
- the movie Love and Death

Effective leadership is putting first things first.
Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
- Stephen Covey

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
effective tool we have to repair the environmental
harm that is causing a species to decline.
- Norm Dicks

Poetry is simply the most beautiful,
impressive,
and widely effective mode of saying things.
- Matthew Arnold

The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.
- Moshe Dayan

While one party may possess the levers of power,
one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas.
Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to
craft effective solutions.
- Bill Owens

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back.
Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
- Jean Giraudoux

The most effective instruments do have a vocal quality.
- Robert Wyatt

We have to define and put into practice a better,
more coherent and effective policy on income security.
- Kim Campbell

For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible -
and no one can now doubt the word of America.
- George W. Bush

To be consistently effective, you must put a certain
distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course.
This is not indifference, it's detachment.
- Sam Snead

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down,
so to speak, a real person by an ideal,
since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
- Alfred Adler

A more effective international disease surveillance
system is essential for global security both against
a bioterrorist attack or a naturally occurring disease.
- Daniel Akaka

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.
- Eric Hoffer

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
- William Glasser

My manager said it would more effective against left-handed hitters.
It seemed to me that was impossible to do without the high leg kick,
which I started that day.
- Juan Marichal

I have never wavered from my intention to advance the
cause of diversity in new and more effective ways.
- Jeb Bush

The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons,
but it is conclusively powerful and effective only
in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually
weaker and less effective to the user.
- John Tillotson

I want to make movies that people talk about when they leave the theater,
that aren't clear-cut, but effective and fulfilling in some sense.
- Ryan Phillippe

The combined results of several people working together
is often much more effective than could be that of
an individual scientist working alone.
- John Bardeen

It is not the straining for great things that is most effective;
it is the doing the little things,
the common duties, a little better and better.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

The guillotine was most effective and used until fairly recently.
- Herbert Lom


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