Many have had to make do with bad pastors, corrupt priests, wicked churches. Many godly and dear believers have suffered under the sinful abuse of God’s offices. But all of God’s children have had Christ. No one can do without Christ. No other man can substitute for Christ or make Him unnecessary or add to His work, however great and wise and godly that man might be. And no man can detract or prevent or hinder His saving grace, however wicked or corrupt that man might be. Without Christ, we have nothing, whatever riches or power we possess. With Christ, we have everything, no matter how poor or despised we may seem.
(From Sunday’s Sermon)