#046: Advice for Using Quotations in Your Sermons [PODCAST]

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  • Welcome to episode #46 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

    I believe effective preaching involves faithfulness to the text, clarity of the message, and passion in the delivery. In this episode of the podcast, we’ll talk about advice for using quotations in your sermons.

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    Here are 5 pieces of practical advice about using quotations in your sermons: 

    1. Decide if you want to use a quotation.
    2. Be careful about who you quote.
    3. Make sure the quotation makes the point.
    4. Use short quotations.
    5. Do not use too many quotations.


    • Do you use quotations in your sermons?
    • Why? Or why Not?

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    “If I ever wrote a book on preaching, it would contain three words: Preach the Word. Get rid of all the other stuff that gets you sidetracked; preach the Word.” – Charles R. Swindoll


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    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.