Tomorrow (the last Sunday of April) marks seven years since I preached my first sermon as the pastor of West Broadway Baptist Church. Thank you for the privilege of serving the Word of God to you for these years. My heart corresponds with Jacob’s in Genesis 29:20, “So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her.” It truly seems like only a few days, but seven years have passed, over seven hundred sermons have been preached, and four of our five children have been born!
This morning I am taking a break from our current series in Matthew to preach from the same text that I preached from on my first Sunday here seven years ago. I no longer have the notes for that sermon, but I trust that I will preach the text faithfully. My method has not changed. I’m still committed to the verse by verse exposition of God’s Word, and by God’s grace “shall be till I die!”