Notes from Sunday – 11/30/01

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  • In spite of the rain, this has been a wonderful Lord’s Day. To God be the glory!

    I am still dealing with a cough and some chest congestion. But the Lord gave me physical strength and spiritual energy to carry out my assignment today. Thanks for covering me in believing prayer. And praise God for his faithfulness.

    The women’s chorus led the musical praise in our worship services today. And it was great. I really do appreciate the diligent work that Roger Sears – our minister of music – and the entire music team puts into the their preparation for and participation in our corporate worship services.

    I was pleasantly surprised by the attendance today. I expected the crowd to really be off today because of the holiday week and the rain. Praise God for the saints pressing through to worship.

    I preached the third message in my series on Luke 15, entitled, “Lost People Matter to God.” I am at the third parable of the chapter – the Parable of the Prodigal Son. I intend to preach it in three parts – with a message devoted to the lovesick father, the prodigal son, and the elder brother.

    Today’s message: “The God of the Wayward Child” (Luke 15:11-24).

    The final two messages in this series:

    12/7 – “Lessons from the Prodigal Son” (Luke 15:11-24)

    12/14 – “Lessons from the Elder Brother (Luke 15:25-32)


    Praise God for adding to the church those who are being saved!

    During our Bible Study Fellowship hour, I led a question and answer session. I get really nervous about these times, because I do not claim to be a “Bible Answer Man.” No offense Hank. But at the same time, I really enjoy getting into discussion about the meaning and implication of the scriptures. I hope that the congregation found the questions that were asked and the answers given helpful.

    After church today, we enjoyed the hospitality of one of the families of Shiloh. We stuffed ourselves and enjoyed an encouraging time of fellowship with Shiloh members.

    The Cowboys took the day off today after stomping down Seahawks on Thanksgiving Day 34-9.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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