Video Resources

Sermons

VIDEO: The Power of a Submissive Wife

July 30, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,  when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own...
Sermons

VIDEO: “The Suffering of Christ

July 22, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. - 1 Peter 2:22-25 The Suffering of Christ | H.B. Charles Jr.
Sermons

VIDEO: “A Message for the Mistreated”

July 15, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps....
Sermons

VIDEO: “How the Lord Builds the Church”

May 5, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. - 1 Peter 2:4-5 "How the Lord Builds the Church" (1 Peter 2:4-5) | H.B. Charles Jr.
Articles

E.V. Hill Preaching “What Can He Tell Me?”

February 7, 2020
By H.B. Charles Jr.
My father, H.B. Charles Sr., led the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles for four decades. He passed away in 1989. I was sixteen-years-old. Mt. Sinai met on November 5, 1990, to select a new pastor. E.V. Hill Sr., Pastor of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, moderated the church meeting. I attended the meeting to cast my vote. In the meeting, I was nominated from the flood and the congregation voted me to be its new pastor. I was a seventeen-year-old senior at Los Angeles High School. E.V. Hill returned to preach my pastoral...
Articles

A System for Sermon Preparation

January 10, 2020
By H.B. Charles Jr.
In this video, I discuss the importance of having a system of sermon preparation. Likewise, I share three essential elements every sermon preparation system should include. Enjoy!
Conference Messages

Brian Croft | Cutting It Straight 2019

September 26, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
During the 2019 Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference, pastor and author, Brian Croft spoke to the pastors about staying put and remaining faithful in a difficult situation. It was arguably the most important message delivered at the conference. Contrary to popular believe, most pastors do not lead so-called "megachurches." The typical pastor leads a small congregation, which is often plateaued or in decline. Many are tempted to quit, looking for greener pastures, or serving with discouragement. Brian Croft, Pastor of the Auburndale Baptist Church and Founder of Practical Shepherding, challenged the pastors to stay put for the long haul...
Conference Messages

Warren W. Wiersbe Tribute | Cutting It Straight 2019

September 23, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Each year, during the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference, we pay tribute to a preacher that should be known and remembered. This year, we paused to remember the life and ministry of Warren W. Wiersbe. Warren W. Wiersbe was a preacher's preacher. He was also a laymen's preacher, who made the word of God plain and clear for any person to understand. Above all, Warren Wiersbe was the Lord's preacher, a man of God who served the Lord in his generation and moved upstairs to his final reward on May 2, 2019. Wiersbe was a pastor, serving several churches...
Interviews

Alexander Strauch Interview

August 22, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
  I browsed the exhibit hall at a conference recently. A kindly man at a particular booth struck up a conversation. He even offered me a free book. It was a new book by Alexander Strauch. I was grateful and excited to receive it. (My best friends are people who give me a book I have not read yet.) Asking the name of the generous book-giver, I discovered it was none other than Alexander Straugh himself! I have studied the subject of church leadership since I was a young, new pastor. My studies have been greatly aided by the writings...
Interviews

Conrad Mbewe Interview

July 8, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Conrad Mbewe is the Pastor of the Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia. He has served the Kabwata congregation for more than thirty years. Mbewe has a Ph.D. in Missions from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and is Senior Lecturer at the African Christian University in Zambia. He is also an itinerant preacher, who preaches and teaches globally. A prolific writer, Conrad Mbewe is the author of the book, Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God. Over the years, I have heard much about "The African Spurgeon," as he is often called. We have the privilege of meeting several...
Interviews

Lee Arthur Kessee Interview

June 25, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
    Pastor L.A. Kessee has served as pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles for the past twenty-five years. A graduate of the legendary Bishop College in Dallas, L.A. Kessee was roommates with E.K. Bailey and served a local church with Melvin V. Wade Sr. during his college years. Kessee is known around the country for his dynamic preaching and leadership. I met Pastor Kessee when I was a boy preacher in Los Angeles. He invited me to preach for him on a Sunday morning. I remember two details about that day. There was a rug...
Interviews

Clinton McFarland Interview

May 22, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Clinton McFarland and I tried to figure out how long we have known each other. It has been about twenty years. However, we simply concluded we were still young preachers way back then. I met Clinton McFarland in Columbus, Mississippi, where he served at the time. I lived and served in Los Angeles. Since then, the Lord has moved McFarland to Atlanta. And the Lord has moved me to Jacksonville. Clinton McFarland is the founding pastor of the Grace Baptist Church in Atlanta, which he planted almost five years ago. He is also a much -sought after preacher who ministers...