The preacher should not enter his pulpit claiming to have received a revelation; his claim should be that he is a man who reads the Word and prays and believes that the Holy Spirit illumines and enlightens his understanding, with the result that he has a message for the people.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Christian Unity
When the clergy, whom Christ has appointed to teach his people . . . become teachers of worldly maxims, what can be expected from the laity?
George Whitefield (1714 – 1770)
I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
I REALLY struggle with this!
“The plainest words are the profitablest oratory in the weightiest matters.”
Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
The ministry of proclaiming the gospel is the ministry, not of testimony merely, but of reconciliation. It has as its object the actual reconciliation of the whole world.
B.B. Warfield (1851-1921)