Category Archives: Vance Havner
Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man — His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God — when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.
We are sometimes repentant because of the harm we have done ourselves and others in our transgressions but there is little repentance toward God… We may regret what our sins do to our testimony and the evil effect on others but we are little concerned because the fellowship with God is broken. This makes for shallow and inadequate confession because we have not touched the heart of the trouble.
God Uses Broken Things
God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.
The Preacher’s True Preparation
The Devil will let a preacher prepare sermons if it will keep him from preparing himself.