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“The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, ‘What a lovely sermon!’ but ‘I will do something.’” – Billy Graham

“A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach; he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.” – Martin Luther

“The man who is called by God is a man who realizes what he is called to do, and he so realizes the awefulness of the task that he shrinks from it. Nothing but this overwhelming sense of being called, and of compulsion, should ever lead anyone to preach.” – Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“Preach not calmly and quietly as though you were asleep, but preach with fire and pathos and passion.”- C.H. Spurgeon

“If some men were sentenced to hear their own sermons, it would be a righteous judgment upon them; but they would soon cry out with Cain, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.”  – C.H. Spurgeon

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About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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  1. Chuck's Dad says:

    I heard Chuck Swindoll say, “A preacher feels the compulsion that he has to say something. If he is a man of God, he will have something to say.”
    There is a difference between preaching things that are true (reality or experiencs) and preaching “the” truth. While true events or expressions may actually exist, it is only the truth (Word of God) that will liberate (John 8:32). As those called of God to proclaim the truth let’s make sure we devote as much (if not more) of our effort to the content of our preaching. Style matters as does relevance, but never at the expense of being clear about “Thus Saith the Lord!”

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