Notes from Sunday – 6/27/10

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  • What a joy it was to be in worship with the Shiloh Church family and to minister the word of God to them today.

    By the way…

    I had the privilege of preaching at the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education this past Tuesday in Houston. It was my first time attending the congress. I appreciate the privilege of preaching the word to this assembly.

    Wednesday, I preach in Dallas for Pastor Brian Carter and the Concord Church as they celebrated their 35th anniversary.

    I returned to Houston to hear President George Waddles’ address to the congress.

    I also got to hear Dr. Jerry Black from Atlanta preach for the first time in a very last time. It was very encouraging.

    I made it home Saturday afternoon. Hung out with the family. Prepared for Sunday.

    Thank you to all of our volunteers. You make it happen!

    I led our parent-child dedication for the first time today. It was a joy and privilege to lead the church in this important act of devotion.

    Praise God for the one who was baptized today.

    I am grateful for all of our guests in worship today, including our special guests – the Jean Ribault High School (not the William M. Raines) graduating class of 1985.

    Two weeks in a row.

    I continued my study of the Ten Commandments today with a message on Exodus 20:14 entitled, “Keeping Pleasure in its Place.”

    I was supposed to preach this three weeks ago, but changed in the last minute. The next Sunday was Youth Sunday. And last Sunday was Father’s Day. So I am just getting to it today. Better late than never!

    During lunch, H.B. told me to stop “double-looking” at his mother. Later, he asked me if my wife was my sister. At least he was listening to the sermon.

    Next Sunday’s sermon: “How Did You Get That?” (Exodus 20:15)

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

    Thanks Mae for learning the tag to that song so quickly for me.

    I enjoy baseball. But I am ready for football to begin. Go Cowboys!

    Hung out with the kids this evening. Caught a movie. Good times.

    H.B. Charles Jr.

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