"Make Jesus your theme! I have seen preachers espouse causes and champion movements, and when the cause died and the movement collapsed, the preacher vanished too. But, the man who glories in Christ never grows stale." The Vance Havner Quote Book Inscribed on the cornerstone of a large fashionable church was the text: "But we preach Christ crucified." As the years passed by, vines grew up around it until all that was visible were the words, "But we preach." Ironically, this was a sad commentary on the deteriorating ministry of that church, for the pastor spoke only of social issues and no longer mentioned the crucified, risen Savior. -Origin Unknown- "The gospel has been preached at times as though it were a funeral; at other times like it were a frolic. Our Lord preached it as a feast. That combines the solid, substantial, satisfaction of the soul with gladness and rejoicing." --Dr. Vance Havner-- "You may speak to the multitude on some flashy theme of momentary interest, but speak of a closer walk with God and most of your hearers will move on to the next sensation." --Dr. Vance Havner
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