Notes from Sunday – 12/19/10

  • Home
  • Resources
  • Articles
  • Notes from Sunday – 12/19/10
  • We had a good day of worship yesterday at Shiloh.

    The choir sung my “anniversary” song: “The Joy of the Lord.” It is one of my favorite choir songs. And I was blessed beyond words to hear it in worship.

    Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV)

    Grateful for all of our guests who were in worship with us yesterday.

    I am continuously amazed by the kindness of people to me. I view it as postcards from heaven that read, “I am still with you.”

    I preached from James 1:22-25: “What To Do With What You Hear.”

    Preaching through James is hard work – spiritually and homiletically.

    I argued that hearing the word of God obligates you to do what it says.

    I am still recovering from a cold. Sinus problems continue. But I am feeling much better. Can’t wait to preach again without these symptoms bothering me.

    Praise God for those who were added to the church yesterday.

    Next Sunday’s Sermon: “Do You Have Good Religion?” (James 1:26-27)

    Our entire music department and worship team were in full concert last evening. It was a wonderful time of worship and praise. Hats off to our Music Director, Dr. Roger Sears, and all of our music team leaders and members for a job well done!

    The Cowboys beat the Redskins yesterday, 33-30. I do not know what makes me happier – that the Cowboys won or that the Redskins lost. I am still offended that they benched McNabb.

    Tough lost for the Jaguars against their arch-nemesis the Colts.

    Did you see the New York Giants snatch defeat right out of the jaws of victory again the Eagles?

    People had a lot to say when the Miami Heat were losing. Not so much now that they are beating everyone down. Looking forward to the beat down they will give the Lakers for Christmas.

    I cannot believe that 100-year-old Bernard Hopkins fought two a majority draw decision Saturday night for the light heavyweight title. This guy is ageless.

    Saturday was my wife Crystal’s birthday. I continue to thank God for the gift that she is to me and our children. I married way out of my league. And I am grateful to God for such a wonderful partner. “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…”

    H.B. Charles Jr.

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