(adapted from Spurgeon's sermon, "Christ
the Glory of His People" #826. Luke 2:32.
The best sermons are
which are most full of Christ.
A sermon without Christ....
it is an awful, a horrible thing;
it is an empty well;
it is a cloud without rain;
it is a tree twice dead, plucked by the roots.
It is an abominable thing to give men
stones for bread, and scorpions for eggs,
and yet they do so who preach not Jesus.
A sermon without Christ! As well talk of
a loaf of bread without any flour in it.
How can it feed the soul?
Men die and perish because Christ is not
there, and yet His glorious gospel is the
easiest thing to preach, and the sweetest
thing to preach; there is most variety in it,
there is more attractiveness in it than in
all the world besides!