Notes from Sunday – 09/12/10

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  • There are very few experiences like Sunday morning at the Shiloh Church.

    As always, I am grateful for the guests who were in worship with us at Shiloh.

    Shiloh is filled with many very kind people. It is very encouraging.

    Bless God for those who expressed their faith in Christ through water baptism yesterday.

    Praise God for our children’s choir who led us in musical praise during our 10 service.

    The choir sung the Edwin Hawkins version of “God Will Take Care Of You.” Yes!!!

    I finished my little series on the book of Ruth with a message on chapter 4 that I entitled, “The Best Is Yet Come.”

    I preached a part of the sermon to Crystal Saturday night. She replied, “So you are preaching to yourself in the morning.” I said, “Nope.” I thought, “Absolutely.”

    My prayer is that these messages on Ruth have and will encourage God-inspired hope for those who heard the messages.

    I greatly enjoyed preaching through the book of Ruth. I am not strong at preaching narratives. But the challenge of working through these long Old Testament narratives has been a blast. And I have really needed each of these messages more than anyone else.

    I intentionally avoided spending on the typological comparison of Boaz to Jesus. It is hard for a Christian to read this story without thinking about our great redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. But that is not the point of the book of Ruth. The connection is more with David and Jesus, rather than Boaz and Jesus.

    That air was coming down on me so hard that it was painful. Literally. Painful.

    Have you ever read H.Beecher Hick’s book, “Preaching Through a Storm”?

    On of my favorite chapters of Charles Spurgeon’s “Lectures To My Students” is about the importance of ministers having one blind eye and one deaf ear. He’s right.

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

    Saturday night, the USC Trojans defeated Virginia. The Trojans are under sanctions this season. Thanks Reggie Bush. That is all the reason I need to wish for the Trojans to have a great season.

    The Dallas Cowboys lost last night to the Washington Redskins last night. We deserved to lose that game. That’s all I have to say about that.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Denver Broncos yesterday. I am not a Jags fan. But I am cheering them on this year. If they keep losing, the odds go up that they will leave town. Maybe Los Angeles? And I do not want that to happen.

    The Detroit Lions scored a touchdown last night. It was a stupid rule.

    Is Michael Vick back?


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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