W. A. Criswell has always been one of my heroes. Here he is preaching his last sermon at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 89 years old. He still speaks powerfully. He was one of the greatest expository preachers of his day.
The Scriptures and practical experience have taught us that God is more concerned with what we are than with what we do. If what we are does not satisfy His holy demands, then what we do is virtually worthless. Stephen F. Olford and David L. Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1998), 3.