Notes from Sunday – 2/5/12

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  • We have a great day of worship this past Lord’s Day atthe Shiloh Church.
    I love my congregation!
    It is encouraging that our members were blessed by ourWednesdays in the Word kick-off this past week.
    Saturday morning, I taught our New Members Class. It wasthe first time being on Saturday. I think the first time around went prettywell.
    I am enjoying teaching my new Sunday school class. Ifinished my lesson this morning on the nature of God that I called, “Who isGod?”
    As always, I am grateful for all of the guests who werein worship with us.
    Our Fighter Verse(s) today were Psalm 103:1-4. The versesto memorize this week are Psalm 103:5-7.
    We celebrated the Lord’s Supper in both of our morningservices. What a blessing!
    We extended the Right-Hand-of-Fellowship to our newmembers for the first time. It was nothing formal, but special, nonetheless. Isimply want to affirm our new members before the congregation and share withthe congregation how the Lord is adding to the church.
    I really do count it a privilege every time I have theopportunity to lead the congregation in corporate praise.
    I preached from 1 John 1:8-10. I called the message,“Being Honest with God.”
    Focusing on verse 9, I sought to explain what it means toconfession your sins to God.
          I.     Theplace of confession
    A.    Confession is a necessary part of the Christianlife.
    B.    Confession is a natural part of the Christianlife.
        II.     Thepractice of confession
    A.    Take personal responsibility.
    B.    Be specific.
    C.    Repent.
    D.   Do it promptly.
      III.    The power of confession
    A.    Confess your sin with confidence in God’s holycharacter.
    B.    Confess your sin with confidence in God’samazing grace.
    I have enjoyed preaching these first three messages from1 John. I look forward to the remainder of the study.
    My next message from 1 John: “What Every Christian ShouldKnow About Sin” (1 John 2:1-2).
    Praise God for those who were saved and added to thechurch today.
    After church, we had lunch with one of our Bible StudyFellowship groups. It was a good time of fellowship. I need to set Galatians5:22-23 to memory again. I was not ready for the pop quiz.
    The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI.
    In typical H.B. fashion, I slept through the second halfand woke up to see the last two plays of the game. 


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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