When the Rev. George Pentecost had finished a discourse in the city of Edinburgh, Horatio Bonar put his hand upon his shoulder & said, "You love to preach to men, don't you?"
And Dr. Pentecost answered, "Yes."
And Mr. Bonar said, "Do you love the men you preach to?"
That was Christian preaching in the days of Jesus Christ. "When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them." (Matt 9:36)
- George Dowling. (moreillustrations.com)
“To love to preach is one thing to love those to whom we preach, quite another.” - Richard Cecil.
“The three essentials for great preaching are: truth, clarity and passion.” - G.C. Morgan.