Notes from Sunday – 11/02-/08

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  • Thank you Shiloh for your prayers, support, and encouragement, during these days in which I am learning you and you are learning me. I am glad and proud to be your pastor. What a church!

    Yesterday was the first Sunday of November. Practically speaking, this year is over. Better start preparing for 2009.

    Crystal and I were thrown off Sunday morning. Our clocks and phones changed the time automatically. But we thought we had the extra hour when we woke up. I am glad we straightened that out before we ended up missing the 8 AM service.

    Praise God for the new believers who were baptized yesterday and the celebration of the Lord’s Table together!

    I preached a message on Isaiah 6:1-8, Isaiah’s life-changing vision of God and subsequent call to prophetic ministry. I labeled the message, “A High View of God.” I endeavored to make three big points about God from Isaiah’s vision:

        1. God is sovereign.

        2. God is holy.

        3. God is gracious.

    After our services, I wanted to find a pulpit and preach again. After I ate, I came to my senses and went home and took a long nap.

    After my afternoon nap, I woke up to the news that my Cowboys had been stomped down by the New York Giants. We really need this by-week to regroup.

    The Cincinnati Bengals won their first game of the season yesterday. Does anyone know who they defeated?

    I am getting excited about the upcoming installation services. Some family and friends are coming to town. I can’t wait!

    Above all, I pray the Lord richly blesses the messages and the messengers, and that each service will bring glory to God and bring encouragement and edification to the dear members of Shiloh.

    Footnote: Please remember to pray for our nation today and for the tomorrow’s presidential election (1 Timothy 2:1-5).


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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