Notes from Sunday – 09/15/13

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  • safe_image.php_This weekend, we began our Men’s Discipleship Fellowship with 33 The Series: Authentic Manhood (Part 3). My wife, Crystal, began a Women’s Discipleship Fellowship on “The Life-Ready Women.” We got off to a good start.

    Between our two services, I had a session with a Bible Study Fellowship teachers in preparation for the upcoming semester. I pray much fruit will come from our studying through The Master’s Plan of the Church by John MacArthur

    Thankful for our guests in worship. And I was glad to have the opportunity to pray for our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Nicholai Vitti.

    I finished the book of Daniel with a message from chapter 12 that I called, “Living with Unanswered Questions.”

    What should you do when you are forced to live with unanswered questions?

    1. Trust that God will keep his people (12:1-4)
    2. Trust that God will keep his promises (12:5-13)

    Daniel has been a challenging study for me. Narrative texts are not my strength. The Apocalyptic Literature only made it all the more difficult. But I am glad I pressed through. And I trust the congregation was helped by the reminder of God’s sovereignty no matter what the culture does. And I pray we will be faithful to God in the mist of a hostile society.

    I plan to begin a series next on the Lord’s Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation 2-3.

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

    Just when the Dallas Cowboys get me hopes up, they let me down. I am tempering my expectations for the rest of the season.

    What can I say about the Jacksonville Jaguars? Two straight bad loses. But I predict an upset in Seattle! Who’s with me?

    My USC Trojans bounced back this week with a big win over. The hot seat Lane Kiffin is in cooled off a little with that win.

    Johnny “Football” Manziel made a believer out of my this weekend. Alabama won. But the Manziel made it a game right to the end.

    I really thought Canelo Alverez would give Floyd Mayweather a fight. I even refused to pick a winning, thinking it would be that close. Oh, well. Mayweather put on a boxing clinic for a majority decision. What was that third judging watching, calling the fight a 114-114 draw?

    How was your Sunday? How did your teams do this weekend?  


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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