Here’s a quote about the necessity of preaching Christ taken from a sermon preached by Charles Spurgeon. It’s from a series of quotes originally posted on Justin Taylor’s blog “Between Two Worlds” http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/. I hope it offers encouragement to pastors to resolve to always preach Christ…and for congregants to not be satisfied unless they here him preached.
“Christ not only supplies the necessities of his people, but he gives them abundant and superabundant joy in the luxuries of his grace. You do not really preach the gospel if you leave Christ out; if he be omitted, it is not the gospel. You may invite men to listen to your message, but you are only inviting them to gaze upon an empty table unless Christ is the very center and substance of all that you set before them.” [6/16/1878; sermon #2787]