vance havner (bibles xvii)

Where Stephen Olford was explosive and passionate with a thunderous delivery that proclaimed conviction and confidence in every word he said, Vance Havner softly wove sentences in and out of each other with each word a delicate stitch carefully chosen and delicately placed with conviction and confidence in every word he said. I liked them both. They both inscribed my bible.

Where Olford was from the exotic lands that gave him a colonial English accent, heavy like a Scot, fervent as a Welsh, Havner was a country preacher from one room churches, circuits that had him in each one for once a month meetings, all through the rolling hills of Piedmont, North Carolina. Their message was the same. Their method of teaching was the same. Their delivery was so very different.

Here is one of his most famous sermons: All This and Heaven Too.

Inscription: Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. I Timothy 2:4

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