So Quick to Introduce Jesus

Christ is the substance of the Gospel and this is the reason that we proclaim Him.

Tides and Turning

I have sometimes formerly, in reading the apostle’s discourse to Cornelius, Acts 10, wondered to see him so quickly introduce the Lord Jesus Christ into his sermon; and so entirely dwell upon him through the whole of it, observing him in this point very widely to differ from many of our modern preachers: but latterly this has not seemed strange, since Christ has appeared to be the substance of the gospel, and the center in which the several lines of divine revelation meet. Although I am still sensible there are many things necessary to be spoken to persons under pagan darkness, in order to make way for a proper introduction of the name of Christ, and his undertaking in behalf of fallen man.

-From The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

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