Happy Labor Day!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Hebrews, Holidays | 0 comments

Whatever you do, work hardily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. – Colossians 2:23-24 (ESV) Have a happy, safe, and blessed Labor Day!   Share...

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in Holidays | 0 comments

Happy 236 Birthday to the USA! We are blessed to live in this young democratic experiment called the United States of America. Pray for our president and all those who are in authority over us. Remember those in the armed forces who sacrifice so much that we may live the liberties we enjoy and sometimes take for granted. Have a great day! God bless. Share...

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A Confession: I love C.M.E. Christians!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Church life, Holidays, Holy Week | 1 comment

You have heard of C.M.E. Christians, haven’t you? This has nothing to do with a particular denomination. C.M.E. Christians are in every church. They are people who only come to church on Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Easter Sunday. Get it? Ironically, C.M.E. Christians are usually not true Christians. They are nominal Christians, at best. They have enough religion to come to church  on these special occasions on the Christian...

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Notes from Palm Sunday 2012

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Holidays, Notes from Sunday 2012 | 1 comment

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. I am very excited! Saturday was our Make a Difference Day. Our members participated in various service projects to show the love of Christ to our community and city. It was a great day of service. Thanks to all of our volunteers. You make it happen! In my Sunday school class, I continued my lesson on the sovereignty of God. I still did not finish the lesson. And I haven’t even got the best...

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Notes from Sunday – New Years Day 2012

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Holidays, Notes from Sunday 2012, Romans | 0 comments

I am in Los Angeles. I flew in to attend the annual Prayer Bowl, hosted by Pastor Melvin Wade and the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Los Angeles. The Prayer Bowl is a daylong service of preaching – one sermon after another that Mt. Moriah has hosted at the beginning of the year for almost 30 years. I have attended it since I was a boy. And I preached in it every year until I moved to Jacksonville. I am not here to preach. I just want to attend...

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When the Holidays are not Happy

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Holidays, Job | 0 comments

When the Holidays are not HappyBy H.B. Charles, Jr. The holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years – is a special time for many people. It is a time of celebration. Family and friends come together that may not have seem one another for a while. Wonderful meals are enjoyed. Gifts are shared. Affirming traditions are practiced. No wonder so many people look forward to the year-end holidays all year long. But this is not the case for...

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