A Pair of Powerful Preaching Quotes

It’s easy for preachers and listeners alike to forget the massive, cosmic, significance of the preaching of the Gospel message. Let Martin Luther stir you to greater esteem of the proclamation of the Good News:

“The Gospel simply means a preaching and crying out of God’s grace and mercy merited and won by the Lord Christ with his death. And it is properly not what stands in books or is made up of letters, but rather an oral preaching and lively word and a voice that rings out in the whole world and is publicly cried out loud that it may be everywhere heard.”

“For we have John the Baptist’s word and spirit, and we parsons and preachers are in our time what John the Baptist was in his time. We let John Baptist’s finger point and his voice sound: ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world;’ we deliver John Baptist’s sermon, point to Christ and say: ‘This is the one true Savior whom you should worship and to whom you should cleave. Such preaching must endure to the last day, even thought it abide not in all places, all the time, alike, yet it must abide.”

(Cited in Barth, CD I.1, 102)


About Eric Smith

Sinner saved by the grace of Jesus, husband of Candace, father of Coleman and Crockett, West Tennessean, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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2 Responses to A Pair of Powerful Preaching Quotes

  1. Great hanging out with you this past week!
    I am looking forward to your review of the David Daniell bio on Tyndale. 🙂

  2. Scott says:

    Hey bro!
    How was your trip to Ethiopia?
    I don’t have your email address so I am writing here.


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