quote by John Calvin

If a preacher is not first preaching to himself, better that he falls on the steps of the pulpit and breaks his neck than preaches that sermon.

— John Calvin

Almighty Pulpit quotations

I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.


Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

Meaningful Pulpit quotes
Visualise all those meaningful pulpit quotes

It's time for the bully pulpit of the White House to bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don't come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes that they've worked so hard for, we're gonna tax them out of business.

The tragedy is that we have too many dead men in the pulpits giving out too many dead sermons to too many dead people.

The most important Christian Education institution is not the pulpit or the school, important as those institutions are; but it is the Christian family. And that institution has to a very large extent ceased to do its work.


What is preaching? Logic on fire! Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire. A true understanding and experience of the Truth must lead to this. I say again that a man who can speak about these things dispassionately has no right whatsoever to be in a pulpit; and should never be allowed to enter one.

One thing you really have to watch as a writer is getting on a soapbox or pulpit about anything. You don't want to alienate readers.

If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew.

Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly.

.. in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.

The best way to revive a church is to build a fire in the pulpit.


No man is greater than his prayer life.

The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shop window to display one's talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.

The pulpit is not a place to settle scores, it’s a place to preach the word of God.

If Jesus came back today, he wouldn’t cleanse the temple, he’d cleanse the pulpit.

Some people do not like to hear much of repentance;

but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, and if out of the pulpit I would desire to die practicing it.

If we had more hell fire preaching in the pulpit then we would have less hell bound people in the pew.


No man is greater than his prayer life.

The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.

If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.

Avoid pulpits, platforms, stages and pedestals.

Keep to the hard ground. It is the only way you can judge your approximate status as a man.

Every pulpit is a pillory, in which stands a hired culprit, defending the justice of his own imprisonment.


Sadly, the doctrinal ignorance in the pulpits of today is being replicated in the doctrinal ignorance and indifference of the pews, and the people are not even seeing the picture, much less getting it.

We need more prophets in our pulpits and less puppets

The words of the Bible, and the Bible alone, should be heard from the pulpit.

He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.

The preacher who jests and jokes with his people all week will soon find that he cannot stand in his pulpit on Sunday with power to reprove, rebuke and exhort. He may be the life of the party but it will be the death of the prophet.


This is jazz, this is funk, this is soul, this is gospel This is sanctified sick, this is player Pentecostal. This is church front pew, Amen, pulpit, What my people need and the opposite of bullshit.

I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, "You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself." My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will.

Instead of applauding sex addict pastors, we need to tell them to either preach the Gospel with their lives or get out from behind that pulpit!

Bill Cosby is a famous black guy who has a bully pulpit the size of the world;

it's global. He puts his colossal foot on the vulnerable necks of poor people, and as a result of that, we don't have a balanced conversation.

Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress


I think that Hiphop should be a pulpit for the people.

Nobody in pulpit or pew needs a revival more than a bitter-spirited fundamentalist with his dispensations right and his disposition wrong.

If in a Christian pulpit you have no business saying, "I suggest to you" No! "These things I declare to you."

Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.