Notes from Sunday – 07/24/11

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  • It was a long week. Followed by a long weekend.

    I preach for our district association Friday afternoon, which met at our church for its Congress of Christian Education. And I preached Saturday afternoon for the national convention of the Church of the Living God that was meeting in Jacksonville this past week.

    Have sermon, will travel.

    It was a great day of worship at the Shiloh Church today.

    Our ensemble, “Forgiven,” led the music in both of our services. They did a good job, as usual.

    Grateful for the guests who were in our worship services today. Several pastors from different parts of the country joined us for worship. I was encouraged by their presence.

    Still praying for our members who are traveling on vacation over the summer months.

    Today I began a 3-part series entitled, “Real Hope for Difficult Times” (1 Peter 1:3-9).

    William Barclay began his commentary on this passage by saying: “It will take us a long time to appropriate the riches of this passage, for there are few passage in the New Testament were more of the great fundamental Christian ideas come together.” I fully agree.

    I gave three reasons why we should praise God for salvation:

    1. We have experience a new birth (1:3).
    2. We have received a guaranteed inheritance (1:4).
    3. We have obtained an eternal security (1:5).

    Next Sunday’s message: “A Theology for your Trial” (1 Peter 1:6-7).

    I absolutely cannot wait to get back to my pulpit next Sunday.

    Praise God for those who were saved and added to this church in our worship services.

    Quiet afternoon. Too quiet.

    My family is still in Los Angeles. They will be home this week. Suicide watch continues…

    I am scheduled to speak for Pastor Timothy Fleming at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Atlanta this Monday through Thursday night. Please remember this meeting in your prayers.

    Are you ready for some football?


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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