Notes from Sunday – 11/14/10

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  • Thanks, again, for your continued prayers for my wife, Crystal.

    Yesterday was the second anniversary of my installation as pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.

    I love my congregation.

    May the Lord make me into the man and pastor I need to be to lead Shiloh in its next season of ministry.

    Hebrews 6:10 kept coming to my mind throughout the day: “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” (NKJV)

    Throughout the weekend, I having been listening to and singing to myself Minister Thomas Whitfield’s song, “I’m Encouraged.” My testimony!

    Our children’s choir rocked!

    Praise God for those who were baptized in worship.

    Grateful for the guests who joined us in worship.

    I preached from James 1:12 – “A Blessing for the Steadfast”

    I argued that Christian steadfastness transforms burdens into blessings.

    I outlined the text in terms of (1) a present and (2) future blessing for the steadfast.

    Studying James is exposing to me how much I need to grow as an expositor and preacher. I am up for the challenge.

    Next week’s sermon: “The Truth About Temptation” (James 1:13-15). Sorry GEH for stealing your title.

    Praise God for those who were saved and added to the church today.

    HBC3 and I caught the Jaguars-Texans game this afternoon. Great game. Even better time with my son.

    My beloved Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Football Giants 33-20. Does this mean that Wade Phillips was actually the problem?

    I do not have a dog in the fight, with my USC Trojans under NCAA sanctions. But I am really enjoy the college football season.

    I am so glad that I did not waste my time or money on the Pacquiao-Margarito fight. Either make Pacquiao-Mayweather happen or boxing is dead.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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