Vance Havner Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Vance Havner quotes, Vance Havner sayings, and Vance Havner proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal. Vance Havner
It's about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven o clock sharp and end at twelve o clock dull. Vance Havner
A deep and sober concern to please God is the rarest of rarities. Vance Havner
Real revival does not begin with joyous singing. It begins with conviction and repentance on the part of Christians. Vance Havner
Revival is falling in love with Jesus all over again. Vance Havner
Popularity has killed more prophets than persecution. Vance Havner
A true preacher is best measured not by how many bouquets have been pinned on him but by how many brickbats have been pitched at him. Vance Havner
A preacher who is too big for a little crowd would be too little for a big crowd. Vance Havner
Salt seasons, purifies, preserves. But somebody ought to remind us that salt also irritates. Real living Christianity rubs this world the wrong way. Vance Havner
Salt seasons, purifies, preserves. But somebody ought to remind us that salt also irritates. Real living Christianity rubs this world the wrong way. Vance Havner
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. Vance Havner
We need men of the cross, with the message of the cross, bearing the marks of the cross. Vance Havner
We are not to be isolated but insulated, moving in the midst of evil but untouched by it. Vance Havner
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. Vance Havner
Satan is not fighting churches; he is joining them. He does more harm by sowing tares than by pulling up wheat. He accomplishes more by imitation than by outright opposition. Vance Havner
I would just as soon listen to a gangster lecture on honesty as watch Hollywood portray the Bible. Vance Havner
It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there. Vance Havner
The church is a hospital for sinners, and not a museum for saints. Vance Havner
It is debatable which is causing us more harm - hot-headed ignorance or cold-hearted intellectualism. Vance Havner