June 29 – 1635 = Richard Sibbes preaches final sermon
John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?”
Richard Sibbes is one of the best known of all the Puritans and oft quoted as well. Part this certainly has to do with his reluctance to enter into controversy unnecessarily. Sibbes was one of the few who was able to maintain close relationships with the Puritans, the Anglicans, and the Dissenters such as the Presbyterians and Independents. Another reason was his warm and Christ-centered sermons. Sibbes preaches as the vicar of Holy Trinity church and at Gray’s Inn for almost his entire career. He did so because he knew his calling was to preach, and preaching was his passion. Sibbes preached right up to his death. His final sermon being preached on June 29, 1635, a mere week before his death. The sermon was providentially on John 14:2. Sibbes knew that His savior Jesus Christ had prepared a place for him in heaven. In Christ’s grace and by faith Sibbes proclaimed his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ all the days of His life and now sits at the foot of the throne still singing those praises.
Learn more about Richard Sibbes in “Meet the Puritans” pg.536 by Joel Beeke
Category: history devotional