6 Must-Have Qualities You Should Find in Any Good Preacher

by Ben Mandrell You probably have noticed that preachers come in all shapes and sizes. There are big, gregarious, sweaty-foreheaded preachers. There are short, slim, soft-spoken preachers. There are creative preachers who always have a slick gadget or a clever object of illustration. There are King James preachers who love “thees” and “thous” of Thy […]

4 Types of Preachers: Which Style Are You?

by Lawrence Wilson Saw this on the blog Lawrence W. Wilson – Suburban Pastor and thought it very worthy of republishing. Thanks to Pastor Wilson for giving me permission to share it with you. Preaching has been the central element in most Protestant worship services for over 500 years. It’s the main thing pastors do, […]

The Person Of The Preacher

by Humbert of Romans Chapter Two XI. The Person of the Preacher The qualities requisite for a preacher in regard to his person are first of all, that he be of the male sex, for St. Paul “does not want women to be permitted to speak” (I Tim. 2:12). He gives four reasons for this: […]

Of The Merit Of The Preacher

Chapter Two X. Of the Merit of the Preacher Let us observe here that besides the merit attached to every good work, the preacher acquires a considerable increase of merit by acquitting himself worthily in his ministry; for it is written in St. Matthew: “Whoever carries them (the commandments) out and teaches them, he shall […]

The Agreeableness of Preaching in the Eyes of God

by Humbert of Romans CHAPTER ONE III. Its Agreeableness in the Eyes of God To understand how much the office of preachers is pleasing to God, it is necessary to note that their discourses are like hymns. Nehemiah reports that “the singers entered upon the possession of their cities” (II Esdras 7:73) on their return […]

On The Lord’s Ascension II

by St. Leo the Great Our father among the saints, Leo the Great was the bishop of Rome during difficult times. He was an eminent scholar of Scripture and rhetoric. During an invasion by Attila the Hun, St. Leo met him outside the gates of Rome. After some short words, to everyone’s surprise, Attila turned […]

On The Lord’s Ascension I

by St. Leo the Great Our father among the saints, Leo the Great was the bishop of Rome during difficult times. He was an eminent scholar of Scripture and rhetoric. During an invasion by Attila the Hun, St. Leo met him outside the gates of Rome. After some short words, to everyone’s surprise, Attila turned […]

Sermon On Thomas Sunday

by St. John of Kronstadt Our righteous father John of Kronstadt was an archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church. Born in 1829, from 1855, he served as a priest in St. Andrew’s cathedral in Kronstadt. Here, he greatly committed himself to charity, especially for those who were remote from the church, and traveled extensively throughout […]