Notes from Sunday – 12/09/12

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  • It was another good day of worship at the Shiloh Church.

    In my Bible Study Fellowship group, I continued my study of 1 Timothy 2:8-15. Today’s lesson addressed verses 11-12, the most controversial part of the text.

    I only got through the introduction, during which I sought to make five points:

    1. All Scripture is God-breathed (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
    2. Proper rules of interpretation must be employed to understand the Bible correctly.
    3. Women are not inherently inferior to men.
    4. Men and women share an equal standing in Christ (Gal. 3:28).
    5. God designed men and women to have different roles in the home and the church (Gen. 1:27; 1 Cor. 11:3).

    Glad to have all of our guests in worship today.

    Our Children’s Choir sung today. Hailey did not sing. I mean, she did not  just stand there today, staring in the floor monitors. Just saying.

    We baptized 7 persons today. Praise God!

    I preached from 1 John 4:7-12. I called the message, “Responding to the Love of God.”

    This is the point of the text I wanted my people go home with: I must love you because God loved me.

    In the text, there are three reasons why we should love one another:

    1. Because of God the Father (4:7-8)
    2. Because of God the Son (4:9-10)
    3. Because of God the Holy Spirit (4:11-12)

    I plan on finishing chapter 4 – verses 13-21 – next Sunday.

    For the second week in a row, a NFL team played on Sunday, hours after the death of a teammate. This time it was my Dallas Cowboys. Defensive lineman Josh Brent was arrested this weekend for intoxication manslaughter. Teammate Jerry Brown died in the car crash. Another sad story.

    In the midst of all of this, The Cowboys eked out a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-19.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the New York Jets, 10-17. No Tim Tebow. And tarp still covered seats.

    Congratulations to Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel, for winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy. Johnny “Football” made history by becoming the only freshman to win this coveted award.

    It is unthinkable that any sports story could trump the Heisman Trophy announcement. But that’s exactly what happened Saturday night, when Juan Manuel Marquez knocked-out Manny Pacquiao cold during the 6th round of their 4th fight of their classic series. Absolutely worth staying up for!

    Well, there go my hopes for a Pacquiao/Mayweather fight.

    Hey, the Clark Sisters will be in concert at Shiloh this coming Friday night. Can’t wait!

    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.