Notes from Sunday – 09/04/11

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  • What a great day of worship at Shiloh!

    I love the Lord Jesus Christ! I love the word of God! And I love the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church!

    I led a Q&A session during our Bible Study Fellowship hour today. I had a great time teaching my congregation in dialogue.

    We had a special time of worship and fellowship during our Lord’s Supper observance today.

    I am grateful for all of the guests who were in worship with us today, including friends from Detroit and the Williams family reunion.

    God be praised for all our volunteers who served today.

    The choir sung one of my throwback favorites – God Will Take Care Of You (by Edwin Hawkins).

    I initiated a corporate scripture memorization program for our church today. We will use the Fighter Verses established by the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Minneapolis. I pray the Lord uses our commitment to memorize scripture to cause us to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    I preached on “Spiritual Warfare through Scripture Memorization,” using Ephesians 6:17b as by base scripture.

    I gave the church five basic reasons why we should practice the spiritual discipline of scripture memorization:

    1. It will draw you closer to God.

    2. It will lead you to spiritual victory.

    3. It will strengthen your prayer life.

    4. It will make you a better witness for Christ.

    5. It will equip you to minister to others.

    Pulpit monitors: 2 – HBC2: 0. The loser gets a sore throat.

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

    I plan to begin a new series next week that I will call “Real Church.” The first message will be on “Real Worship” from John 4:21-24.

    The college football system began with a bang this weekend. USC defeated Minnesota 19-17. You can unfairly sanction us, but you cannot keep the Trojans down!

    Happy Labor Day! Be safe. Have fun. God bless.

    H.B. Charles Jr.

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