Notes from Sunday – 08/02/09

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  • It is always a great joy and privilege to celebrate both baptism and the Lord’s Table in corporate worship.

    In New Members Class, I continued teaching on the church. The focus on my study was on the mission of the church recorded in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20.

    I continued my study of the book of Philippians, preaching from Philippians 2:12-13. I entitled the message, “The Ins-And-Outs of Christian Living.”

    Next Week’s text: Philippians 2:14-18. Most likely, it will take me two messages to get through this passage. We’ll see.

    Praise God for those who were saved and added to the church in our worship services yesterday!

    I was encouraged to meet many guests yesterday who worshiped with us. I hope they were blessed by the service and the Lord will allow us to visit again. Praise God for the members of SMBC who are inviting the unchurched family and friends to worship.

    Friday, August 31, was the one-year anniversary of Shiloh’s meeting to select its new pastor, in which the Lord moved the congregation to extend a call to me as its new shepherd. Boy does time fly!

    Saturday, we held our first Kingdom-Focused Prayer Meeting. For now, we will meet for an hour each Saturday before the first Sunday of the month. May the Lord strengthen the prayer life of our church for his glory.

    Thanks, again, for your continued prayers. I am feeling a lot better.

    I spent a portion of Sunday afternoon watching some of the TV preachers. Big mistake. It was pretty discouraging. Prosperity. Destiny. Ministry success. The power of your words. Pulpit filibustering. May the Lord have mercy on us and send true revival and reformation to the church in America through the faithful exposition of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

    All NFL teams have reported to training camp. Bring on the football season! Let’s go Cowboys!!!


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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

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