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"Never put yourself in the position where you have to evacuate the message in order to accommodate the method."

"Popularity has killed more prophets than persecution." - Vance Havner

"Error in the pulpit is like fire in the hayloft."

"Preaching about the life of Jesus awakens an immense craving, but it leaves us wiht the luxury of sympathy with ourselves - 'Oh well, I know that is very high and holy, but I was not born that way and God cannot expect that kind of life from me.' We like to hear about the life of Jesus, about His teaching and His works, about His sympathy and tenderness, but when we stand face to face with Him in the light of God and He convicts us of sin, we resent it." - Oswald Chambers

"Concentrate on God's centre in your preaching, and though your crowd may apparently pay no attention, they can never be the same again." - Oswald Chambers

"Where God gives the gift, the 'foolishness of preaching' is still mighty. But best of all is a team of two; one to delivery the preliminary intellectual baragge, and the other to follow up with a direct attack on the heart." - C. S. Lewis, Present Concerns: Essays by C.S. Lewis, page 66.

"Some people accuse us of too much emotionalism. I say we have too little. That is why we are losing church people to other interests. We need not only to capture their minds, we've got to touch their hearts. We've got to make people feel their faith." - Billy Graham

"Paul's message was always Christ. Never seek satisfaction in any doctrine about Jesus. Press through to Him and touch Him for yourself! And don't spend your time explaining theories about Christ. Present Him. Men are not drawn to a doctrine or a phrase with any lasting profit. The sad finish of many a sect bears ample testimony to that. Don't try to attach people to a phrase; get them joined to Christ through saving faith and they are His to stay!" - Vance Havner

"I feel sorry for the church that decides to call a man to the pulpit because 'his personality simply sparkles!'" - A. W. Tozer

"If He should give me a thousand lives, today, and ask me to choose what calling I would have them follow, I would....choose that every one of the thousand lives should be a preacher for Him." - George W. Truett, Follow Thou Me.

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