Staying to the Glory of God: One Preacher’s Death Wish
Posted by Aaron Knight on January 5, 2011
Pastor Jeramie was asked by 9 Marks ministries to write a blog… below is an excerpt of the blog and the link to the full article below.
On September 22, 1967, Dr. Raymond Edman, then retired president of Wheaton College, was preaching at Wheaton’s chapel when he suddenly collapsed and died in the pulpit. Amazingly, his sermon was entitled “In the Presence of the King.” I’ve sometimes thought that if I could choose my end as a pastor, it would be to die in a pulpit like Dr. Edman, proclaiming God’s Word with my last breath. THIS PREACHER’S DEATH WISH
However, today I would like to amend that death wish. At the risk of sounding morbid, I would be more specific. I would choose to die not just in any pulpit, but preaching in my currentpulpit at South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham, Massachusetts.
By God’s grace, I’ve had the privilege of serving SSBC as the senior pastor since September, 1997. After more than a decade here, I increasingly see the value of long-term ministry in one church, and I increasingly want to stay.
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