The secret of Spurgeon's preaching...
"I take my text and make a bee-line to the cross."
Jesus is The Truth.
We believe in Him-- not merely in His words.
He is the Doctor and the Doctrine,
the Revealer and the Revelation,
the Illuminator and the Light of Men.
He is exalted in every word of truth,
because he is its sum and substance.
He sits above the gospel, like a prince on his own throne.
Doctrine is most precious when we see it distilling from his lips
and embodied in his person. Sermons are valuable in proportion
as they speak of him and point to him.
A Christless gospel is no gospel at all and a Christless
discourse is the cause of merriment to devils.