1 Corinthians 1:22-23
"A sermon without Christ as its beginning, middle, and end is a mistake in conception and a crime in execution. However grand the language it will be merely much-ado-about-nothing if Christ be not there. And I mean by Christ not merely his example and the ethical precepts of his teaching, but his atoning blood, his wondrous satisfaction made for human sin, and the grand doctrine of “believe and live"."
Sermon titled "Without Christ- Nothing" preached in 1881.
(NOTE: *Emphasis added )