Notes from Sunday – 07/03/11

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  • I had a great time teaching on the good news of Jesus Christ in my new members class.

    We had many guests in worship yesterday. Grateful for it.

    We had several families, celebrating their family reunions, in worship with us yesterday. It was good to host these guests. Hope they were blessed by the service.

    Dr. William Lawson, founding pastor of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston (where Dr. Marcus Cosby now serves as pastor) was in worship with us yesterday. His family was one of our special guests. It was an honor to have him worship with us.

    Thinking about and praying for our members who are traveling and vacationing over the holidays. May the Lord bless them and bring them home safely.

    We celebrated the Lord’s Supper in both of our services yesterday. What a wonderful time of worship, as we remembered the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ!

    Thanks to our Deacons and Deaconesses for your service yesterday. You make it happen!

    I preached from James 5:12 – “Tell It Like It Is.”

    I believe the Lord gave me a good understanding of this verse. But, boy, did I have to wrestle to shape it for preaching!

    I stood up to preach at my 8 AM service with only 20 minutes to preach. I think I took about 30 minutes… with a 45-minute message.

    Next week’s sermon: “The Power of Believing Prayer” (James 5:13-18).

    Praise God for those who were saved and added to our church family yesterday.

    My memory verses these week are Ephesians 6:12-13: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

    In just a month, more than 4,000 people have downloaded out Shiloh Church app. Way cool!

    Have a happy and safe 4th of July! God bless.

    H.B. Charles Jr.

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