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 […]

Learn about Jesus!

So learn about Jesus! Follow the sacred counsel of Ezekiel and eat the scroll. Learn about Jesus for His word is a lamp unto our feet (or for our present moments) and a light unto our paths (that is, for our future) amidst moral blackouts and human power failures. Learn about Jesus for what a tragic […]

Total-Life Stewardship

The bottom line of Christian stewardship can be succinctly summarized in four words: God owns it all! The psalmist rightfully audited God’s assets: “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). Everything we possess is a grace gift from God that we must manage faithfully. […]

Notes from Sunday – 06/02/13

It was a really long weekend. Saturday, I led our Kingdom Man Bible class, led our prayer meeting, and then taught our New Members Class. Still recovering. We extended the right-hand-of-fellowship to our new members Sunday morning. We celebrated the Lord’s Table in both worship services. It was nice to meet several of our guests […]

Praying for the Lord’s Day

O Lord, We commune with thee every day, but week days are worldly days, and secular concerns reduce heavenly impressions. We bless thee therefore for the day sacred to our souls when we can wait upon thee and be refreshed; We thank thee for the institutions of religion by use of which we draw near […]