Sermons Getting Better?
A woman leaving church one Sunday told to her minister, "Pastor, it seems that every sermon you preach is better than the next one!"
The Long-Winded Preacher
A long-winded preacher was shaking hands with members of his congregation. In a slip of the tongue, one church member accidentally called him "Neverend" instead of "Reverend."
We Do Not Preach Ourselves
"The best man at the wedding is the worst man at the wedding if he steals the show from the groom." --Vance Havner
"Preaching isn't getting up and having to say something. It's getting up and having something to say." --Mike Pennington
When To Pound the Pulpit
A preacher wrote in his sermon notes: "Pound pulpit here--argument weak!"
Meaty SermonsA lot of preaching today is what I call longhorn preaching, as in the longhorn cattle found in Texas. This style of preaching has a point here, a point there, and a lot of bull in between. --Rick Warren
Thus Saith . . .
"Spend most of your time figuring out what God said rather than what you can say." --Bailey Smith
"I preach like baloney. I can cut the sermon off anywhere--it's all the same!" --Dudley Hall
Really Enjoyed Sermon
A man said, "Preacher, I really enjoyed your sermon today. It was like water to a drowning man."
The Recipe for Good Preaching
"Don't just throw the seed at the people. Grind it into flour, bake it into bread, and slice it for them. And it wouldn't hurt to put a little honey on it." --Charles Spurgeon