Sayings About and For Pastors
|Dr. Harold Sightler|
My pastor, Dr Harold Sightler said,
"You feed sheep every day, you shear sheep once or twice a year, but you only skin sheep once."
· The most interesting point some preachers make is the stopping point.
· Preachers who used to preach on women's clothes have been compelled to turn to other topics. There just wasn't enough material.
· The preacher who cannot broaden or deepen his sermons usually lengthens them.
· If you need some kind of excuse, see your preacher; he has heard more than anyone else.
· Far too many men in the pulpit deal in dry goods and notions.
· The preacher's business is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
· Second wind is what some preachers get when they say, "And now in conclusion..."
· The preacher's prayer ought to be, "O Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff and nudge me when I've said enough."
· A preacher was fired for two reasons: he had a poor delivery, and he never had much to deliver.
· Sermons, like biscuits, are improved by shortening.
· The eternal Gospel does not require an everlasting sermon.
· The great preachers are not the men who master their messages but the men who are mastered by their messages.
· It takes more religion to preach to one person than to a multitude.
· The best theology is the fruit of "kneeology."
· There is no pulpit so vacant as the one without the message of the love of God.
· There is a vast difference between having something to say and having to say something.
· If people sleep during the sermon, the minister needs to be awakened.
· The best education possible is essential, but there are ministers who are dying by "degrees."
· Some ministers with doctoral degrees do not seem to have learned the alphabet in the school of Christ.
· There are two fools in the pulpit: one -who will take nothing from anybody, the other who will take everything from everybody.
· There are ministers who will not heed the snap of a man's finger but will give complete attention to the snap of his pocketbook.
· Some ministers lambaste their people because they do not pay more, when the people feel they are paying more than they are getting.
· Some ministers have a wealth of thought; others have a thought for wealth.
· When a person enters Christian work for money, there is the Devil to pay.
· Sermons are like bread - delicious when fresh, but when a month old, hard to cut, harder to eat, and hardest to digest.
· Ministers should not only have a smooth train of thought but also a terminal.