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For nothing reaches the heart but what is from the heart, or pierces the conscience but what comes from a living conscience. - William Penn The world does not need sermons; it needs a message. You can go to seminary and learn how to preach sermons, but you will have to go to God to get messages. - Oswald J. Smith A lot of preaching is motivated by love for preaching, not love of people. - Vance Havner For your people's sakes,…look to your heart. - Richard Baxter A prepared messenger is more important than a prepared message. - Robert Munger Don't unsay with your life what you say with your tongue. - Richard Baxter Study universal holiness of life. Your whole usefulness depends on this. - E. M. Bounds Never rely on the cleverness of the exposition, but on the Holy Spirit. - E. M. Bounds All God's giants have been weak men and women who did great things for God because they reckoned on God's power and presence being with them. - Hudson Taylor