Notes from Sunday – 04/22/12

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  • It was a good day of worship at the Shiloh Church.

    I thank God for all members who pressed their way to worship today in spite of the rain.

    I did not teach my Bible Study Fellowship Class today. BCP taught and called an “audible.” LOL

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

    It was a great joy to minister the word to my congregation today.

    I ditched my study of 1 John this morning.

    I preached a sermon from Matthew 7:24-27 that I entitled “Built to Last.”

    The Parable of the Two Builders is one of my favorite parables of Jesus.

    I argued that the life that lasts is built on the word of God.

    The outline consisted of three main ideas:

    1. The life that lasts is built on a firm foundation.
    2. The life that lasts is tested by severe storms.
    3. The life that lasts is secure from final disaster.

    The last sermon I ever heard my father preach was on the parable of Jesus in this text. That was almost twenty-three years ago. Seems like yesterday.

    I told my father’s paraphrase of the parable of the two builders in my introduction. He would have told it much better.

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

    The Miami Heat defeated the Houston Rockets today. Who says LeBron James disappears in the fourth quarter?

    I cannot believe the Lakers can back to defeat the Thunder.

    Meta World Peace gave James Harden a concussion with a WWE/UFC style elbow.

    The NFL draft is quickly approaching. Can’t wait.

    Charles Colson, former of Nixon advisor and founder of Prison Fellowship, died Saturday at the age of 80.

    My nephew, Kevin Willis Jr., preached his first sermon today. I wish I could have been there. I am very proud of him and pray the Lord uses him in a great way.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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