Saturday Shout-Outs: Tune-Up, Bailey & Ministry Links

Thanks to Pastor Romell Williams for preaching the word at the Shiloh Church this week during our Midyear Tune-Up. Shout-out to those of you who have shared with the ways you are benefiting from reading, It Happens After Prayer. Hope to see you at the 2013 E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference in Dallas, July 8-11. Pastoralized: […]

Overcoming Hindrances to Effective Prayer

There are two primary reasons why you should pray. The first is obedience to duty. That is, we should pray because the word of God commands us to pray. Period. The second reason why you should pray is more pragmatic: Prayer works! God answers prayer. It pleases God to meet the needs of his children […]

Notes from Sunday – 06/23/13

I praise the Lord for the opportunity to worship corporately and publicly with the saints of the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church today. In my Bible Study Fellowship, I taught on 1 Timothy 6:1-2: “The Ethic of Christian Servanthood.” In verse 1, Paul gives instructions for serving unbelieving masters. In verse 2, Paul gives instructions for serving […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: St. Louis, D.C., & Ministry Links

Thanks to Dr. George W. Waddles for the opportunity to address the National Baptist Convention’s Congress of Christian Education this past Tuesday in St. Louis. I am also grateful for the presence of Moody Publishers at the congress and the opportunity to sign copies of It Happens After Prayer. Shout-out to Pastor Patrick Walker for […]

Notes from Father’s Day 2013

I hope you had a great Father’s Day weekend! I thank God for my father: H.B. Charles Sr. My father died on Father’s Day weekend. And I used to find Father’s Day very painful. But I was filled with grateful memories this weekend. I only hope that I may become half the man and preacher […]

Two Great Reasons to Preach the Bible

In my pulpit I preach from the Bible for two reasons. First, I am not smart enough to preach anything else. If I were to preach on social issues, there are sociologists in my congregation who would know far more about them than I. If I were to preach on political issues, there are politicians […]

GUEST POST: Don’t Waste Your Youth Ministry!

The following is a guest post by Cameron Triggs, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. “Well done my good and faithful party planner.” That is one phrase I am positive Jesus will not say to Youth Pastors at the culmination of human history. I am also […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Radio, RAAN, & Ministry Links

Thanks for reading my blog. You can sign up under the picture to the left to receive free email updates of future posts. H.B. Charles Jr.: Summer Vacation for Fulltime Christians Pick up my new book, It Happens After Prayer. I started doing radio interviews for the book this week. This is new for me. […]

Summer Vacation for Fulltime Christians

Summer is a needed time of rest and relaxation for many people. This break from the various responsibilities of home, work, or school is a good thing. However, there is no such thing as a vacation, leave-of-absence, or sabbatical from your responsibilities as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus told his disciples, “Come […]