Notes from Sunday – 02/16/14

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  • IMG_0553Happy Presidents’ Day!

    We had a blessed day of worship yesterday at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.

    During our 10:30 service, we had Parent-Child Dedications for six families. Always a joy!

    As always, I am grateful for our guests who joined us in worship.

    I preached from Ephesians 1:7-10. I called the message, “The Blessing of Redemption in Christ.”

    The point of the message was this: Praise God for blessing us with redemption in Christ.

    There were two major sections to the message:

    1. The present blessings of redemption in Christ (1:7-8)
    2. The future blessings of redemption in Christ (1:9-10)

    Redemption is an important and precious Christian term that deserves more attention!

    I am really struggling not to go slower in my study of the Hymn of Grace (Eph. 1:3-14). There is really a message in verse 7 alone. However, I don’t to micro-analyze this passage. But this is a great passage that is worthy of close examination.

    In other news… I tried out an over-the-ear microphone. Butt would not stay on my ear right. I’m sure it looked like I was shooing away a fly during the sermon!

    My friend, Charlie Dates, who serves the Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, dropped in on our first service. And I drafted him to preach the second service. His message, “Hallelujah, Anyhow” (Psalm 146) was both challenging and encouraging.

    Praise God for those who were saved and added to the church!

    I led the special music with the choir yesterday. We did on of Pastor Joe Pace’s number, “So Good.” I will have to wait until staff meeting this week to find out if I have been permanently fired from the music department.

    HBC3 and I took Hailey to see the Lego moving last night. Hailey really enjoyed the meeting. H.B. and I got a really good nap.

    I did not see one moment of the NBC All-Star Game. Did I miss anything?

    How was your Sunday? 


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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