Notes from Sunday – 07/18/10

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  • It was a good day of worship and fellowship at Shiloh Church today.

    We sang, “Here I am to Worship,” today. This song is really growing on me.

    We had quite a few guests in worship today. Way cool.

    I am thankful for all of our volunteers for their service. You make it happen!

    Praise God for those who were baptized today. One of our pastors had the privilege of baptizing his two daughters today.

    I really had a good time teaching our new members class today, so much so that I did not finish my lesson today.

    I sat on the floor today. All was going well until a little girl named Hailey confronted me. Apparently, I look like her dad or something. She jumped on my lap and would not leave. Her mother finally had to come get her so that I could preach. Last I heard, security escorted the little girl from the auditorium.

    I prefer to sit on the floor. Definitely.

    Today I concluded my series on the Ten Commandments with a message on Exodus 20:17 entitled, “Overcoming Covetousness.”

    I think I had a good understanding of the text. I wish, however, that my message had been better. I don’t think I was as clear I wanted to be. Praise God for blessing his Word in spite of the weakness of the messenger.

    I really enjoyed preaching through the 10 Commandments. And I am really glad this series is over. It was hard work.

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

    I have a free Sunday next Sunday before I get to my next series. I need to determine what I will preach next week. Fast.

    We ate soul food for lunch after church. I give you one guess where were ate.

    This evening, a beloved deacon of Shiloh, Charles Brown, went home to be with the Lord. Please remember his wife, family, and our congregation, in your prayers.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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