Notes from Sunday – 04/26/09

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  • As I drove to church this morning, I listened to Tunesha Crispell sing, “God Can Do Anything But Fail.” My goodness, I really needed that reminder this morning. It set my mood for worship this morning. God is great!

    Our youth choir led two numbers at the beginning of our 10 AM worship service. They did a wonderful job. What a great encouragement it was to have our youth leading us in praise to God.

    Clifton Davis was our guest soloists this morning. He sung, “Jesus, The Center of My Joy.” I  was deeply moved by the song. The congregation obviously appreciated the song as well.

    In my New Members’ Class, I continued to teach on the importance of prayer. I concentrated today on the conditions for an answered prayer.

    Deacon Johnson rocked the house this morning!

    I began a verse-by-verse exposition of the book of Philippians this morning. I preached from Paul’s opening salutation, recorded in Philippians 1:1-2. I entitled the message, “What a Fellowship!” I intend to post the sermon skeleton tomorrow (I also hope to soon have a way to post my full manuscripts online. Pray for that to happen).

    By the time I got to the reference to “the deacons” in verse 1, I was out of time in both services. I basically skipped over it. And I summarized the greeting in verse 2 quickly. I still had a lot of material that I wanted to cover. But I know it would not be prudent to go back and pick up what I missed. God knows best.

    I look forward to the day when I am able to unburden myself of the message that is on my heart, without the tyranny of the clock.

    My plan is to take up Philippians 1:3-8 next Lord’s Day: “Partnership in the Gospel.”

    Praise God for those who were saved and added to our church family in our services today.

    News Flash: Hailey strikes again! As I was preaching the 10 AM service, Miss. H.B. threw up all over her mother and her big sister. I hope this was not her statement of what she thought of her father’s sermon.

    As I was checking the headlines this afternoon, I saw that former middle weight champion, Jermain Taylor, was knocked out last night. Unbelievable.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Detroit Pistons in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. Sorry George.

    The Boston Celtics are tied with the Chicago Bulls at two games apiece. I have no predictions yet.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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