Preserved in this work are the texts of twenty-one sermons and addresses Broadus delivered on a wide range of occasions. Topics range from worship to sanctification, from evangelism to prayer to an exhortation to read the Bible by books.
Most of Broadus' preaching is intensely practical and will encourage your spiritual growth. As he summarized his calling, "The greatest privilege of earthly life is to give some fellow creature the blessed word of God, and then try by loving speech and example, to bring home to the heart and conscience...the truths it contains."
“1. We should be thankful to God for everything that is pleasant.” (Pages 47–48)
“So, then, our Father is not only willing to give, he is wise in giving.” (Page 62)
“the only possible way to keep out bad habits is to form good habits” (Page 45)
“Be willing to let the Scripture mean what it wants to mean.” (Page 110)
“But I said we ought to worship God, not only because it is due to Him, but because it is good for us. Only the worship of God can satisfy, O my friends, the highest and noblest aspirations of our natures.” (Pages 7–8)
[Broadus'] textbook...is the most widely used text on preaching ever published; more than a century later, it is still used in many colleges and seminaries.
—Michael Duduit, Handbook of Contemporary Preaching