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Chad Chaddick: Seeking a Savior (Matthew 3:1-12)
Chad Chaddick, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in San Marcos, Texas, emphasizes the 400 years between the closing of the Old Testament with the prophetic book of Malachi and the birth of Jesus. For scale, he refers to the 400 years between the arrival of the Mayflower at Plymouth in 1620 and the present. During those 400 years, God’s people increasingly grew in their anticipation of a savior.
The 400-year silence between Malachi and Matthew was broken by the preaching of John the Baptist. John’s preaching captured the people’s messianic expectation and pointed to the God who would fulfill their longing. His was a clear and urgent message.
This sermon was delivered on Mar. 1, 2020, during the morning worship service at First Baptist Church in San Marcos. It is part of a through-the-Bible series the church started in September 2019 based on Zondervan’s The Story.
The sermon manuscript is available here.