Notes for Sunday – Independence Day Weekend 2010

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  • Happy Independence Day weekend!

    It is a great blessing to live in the United States of America, with all of the liberties we enjoy. Thank God for those who have given their lives and continue to stand in harms way for our freedom.

    Because it was the 4th of July, we adjusted our worship schedule. All Bible Study Fellowship groups were cancelled. And we only held one worship service – at 9 AM.

    For the record, attendance was much better than I thought it was going to be.

    I am praying for all the members of Shiloh who are traveling over the holiday. May the Lord put a hedge of protection around you and grant you to come and go in safety.

    I am grateful for all the guests who were present in worship with us yesterday.

    It was our privilege to celebrate the Lord’s Table yesterday. This is always a special time of worship and fellowship for us as a congregation.

    Thank you to our deacons and deaconess for your service in and for our celebration of Communion.

    I was greatly encouraged by the musical praise yesterday.

    I continued my series on the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) with a message on the eighth commandment that I entitled, “How Did You Get That?” (Exodus 20:15)

    Sermon Point: Do not take or keep anything that does not belong to you.


    I. Do not rob other people.

    II. Do not rob yourself.

    III. Do not rob God.

    Next Sunday’s sermon: “Tell the Truth” (Exodus 20:16)

    Praise God for those who were saved and added to the church in our worship service yesterday.

    I am grateful to God for our Health Ministry and Security Team at Shiloh. When there is a medical emergency, these men and women are there to care for the sick and calm our members. Thank you for your service yesterday.

    After church, I did absolutely nothing. It was wonderful!

    What team do you think LeBron James will finally end up signing with? My guess is that he is going to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Congratulations to Serena Williams Rafael Nadal on their 2010 Wimbledon championships.

    Please pray for me this week as I participate in the E.K. Bailey International Conference on Expository Preaching in Dallas.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.