Pray for the Shiloh Church Choir Live CD Recording

This Friday – December 18, 2015 – the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church Choir will record a live worship CD. It will be Shiloh’s first music project. We believe the word of God and the worship of God should always go together (John 4:23-24). As we go deeper in biblical truth, we should go higher in […]

So Do You Write Your Own Sermons?

I went to the office early to work on my Thanksgiving sermon before the rest of the team arrived. I stopped by the Waffle House on the way. As I sat at the counter, a man in a nearby booth asked, “Is that Psalm 100 on your file.” It was. I was working on several […]

Why Expository Preaching?

My father – H.B. Charles, Sr. – was a faithful preacher. He was not, however, an expositor. His messages were thoroughly biblical. But they were not expositional. My dad was more a textual preacher. He would often lift a verse and keep turning it to show the beautiful gospel implications in it. But the main […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Preaching, Thanksgiving, & Ministry Links

I had the privilege of contributing four extended sermon outlines to the Nelsons Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook 2016 edited by Ken Hemphill. Check it out! Ray Pritchard: Thanksgiving Sermons Erik Raymond: Using Variation and Surprise in Preaching Peter Mead: Meaningless Chatter Thabiti Anyabwile: Bits and Pieces for Young Ministers: Discipleship, Rest and Reading Derek Thomas: 5-Step […]

Thankful for 25 Years of Pastoral Ministry

November 5, 1990. I ditched school that Monday morning. I had a funeral to preach. For the first half of the year, I preached the 11:00 AM service at my father’s church on first Sundays. But the first Sunday in August was the last time. I preached a sermon that Sunday, entitled, “Waited Time On […]