Spurgeon on preaching without Christ

July 26th, 2008

I found this quote recently from Spurgeon and his thoughts on preaching a sermon without mentioning Christ…

“The best sermons are the sermons which are fullest of Christ. A sermon without Christ as its beginning, middle, and end is a mistake in conception and crime in execution. If you leave out Christ, you have left the sun our of the day and the moon our of the night. You have left the waters out of the sea and the floods out of the river. You have left the harvest out of the year, the soul out of the body, you have left the joy out of heaven. A sermon without Christ! As well talk of a loaf of bread without without flour. How can it feed the soul? It is the sort of sermon that will make the devils in hell laugh, but make the angels of God weep”.

This comes from a man that preached over 40,000 sermons in his life. It certainly reminded me what the main theme of my next message should be!