Reflections on Preaching through the Epistle of James

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Preaching, The Epistle of James | 0 comments

Several weeks ago, I completed a verse-by-verse exposition of the Epistle of James for my congregation at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church. My faith was enriched by this personal study. And I trust my congregation was built up in their faith, as a result of hearing these messages. I have been thinking about this series over the past several days – not necessarily the spiritual experience of studying James, but the practicalities of...

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Notes from Sunday – 07/10/11

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011 in Notes from Sunday 2011, The Epistle of James | 0 comments

What a great day of worship at Shiloh today! We began the service this morning with several praise choruses that I really like to sing. One of them had I had been singing to myself all week. It was great to sing it together in worship with the saints. As always, I am grateful for all of our guests in worship today. As I sat in our second service today, I began to give thanks to God for all of the volunteers who serve in our congregation. The...

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Notes from Sunday – 07/03/11

Posted by on Jul 4, 2011 in Notes from Sunday 2011, The Epistle of James | 0 comments

I had a great time teaching on the good news of Jesus Christ in my new members class. We had many guests in worship yesterday. Grateful for it. We had several families, celebrating their family reunions, in worship with us yesterday. It was good to host these guests. Hope they were blessed by the service. Dr. William Lawson, founding pastor of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston (where Dr. Marcus Cosby now serves as pastor) was in...

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Notes from Sunday – 06/26/11

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Notes from Sunday 2011, The Epistle of James | 0 comments

Last week, I participated in the National Baptist Convention USA Inc.’s Congress of Christian Education in Indianapolis. It was the first time I have participated in the meeting for the full week. I had the opportunity to teach in the Laymen’s Department each day and to speak in the general session Wednesday afternoon. I was an exhausting but enriching week. Grateful to Harold Simmons, president of the Laymen, for all his kindness. Our new Car...

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Notes from Sunday 06/05/11

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in Notes from Sunday 2011, Speaking Engagements, The Epistle of James | 0 comments

Great day of worship at Shiloh yesterday. God be praised for all of our volunteers who serve in various ways during our Lord’s Day services. You make it happen. Thank you. We celebrated the Lord’s Table in both of our worship services, which is always a special time in the life of our congregation. Grateful for the guests who joined us for worship. Our choir sung a song called, “I Never Lost My Praise,” before I preached. It blessed us in both...

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Getting Back to the Letter of James

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Preaching, The Epistle of James | 0 comments

This Sunday, God willing, I will resume my verse-by-verse exposition of the Epistle of James. This past week was Prayer Emphasis Week here at Shiloh. And I have preached on prayer the past two Sundays. I am now heading back to James. This Sunday’s message will be on James 2:1-13 – The Sin of Partiality. It will be the first of two sermons on James chapter 2, the second will be on verses 14-26. Interestingly, it took me nine sermons to get...

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