Reaching for Passion

The Heart of Preaching and the Preacher's Heart

Reaching for Passion

There may be no work held in greater favor or disdain than is the work of preaching the Gospel. Without the work of preachers, few would ever know the message of the saving grace of God as it is presented in the Bible.  As we reach deeper into the 21st Century, we would be sorely remiss if we did not take note of the fact that we have been blessed, in this generation, to know some wonderful preachers. They are men who know and love the work of being a preacher. This book was compiled with the sincere desire to preserve a small portion of the character, teaching, and wisdom that are representative of this generation of preachers.

— Russell L. Dyer, Tommy F. Haynes, and Jeff A. Jenkins
Editors

Oklahoma City: Clarity, 2005 | Purchase Reaching for Passion

Excerpts from Reaching for Passion:

“As long as I can remember, there has never been a time in my life, when I didn’t want to preach. With me, preaching is not a profession, it is an obsession.”

— George Bailey

“From the preaching of Noah, to the prophets, to John the Baptist, Jesus, and the apostles preaching is paramount in the Bible. God says, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace’ (Romans 10:15).”

— Jay Lockhart

“A preacher must never doubt that God will help him fulfill his ministry, but he must also be diligent in taking care of the part of the job God leaves to him.”

— Howard Norton

“The written word can go places where the author cannot. The preacher is limited by time or place, but his written message is not so limited.”

— John Gipson

“There is no joy like that of bringing another to the Lord.”

— Jerry Jenkins