#034: Preaching As A New Pastor [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #34 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, I offer ten helpful hints for preaching as the new pastor of a local church…  Make preaching a top priority. Do not neglect your sermon preparation. Plan your preaching. Introduce your congregation […]

An Invitation to the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference 2016

The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference will take place at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, Florida, on September 20-22, 2016. This conference is designed to train, promote, and model biblical preaching and teaching. At its core, Cutting It Straight is a preaching conference for pastors, preachers, and teachers. The goal is to help those […]

DEVOTIONAL: Praying to Walk Right

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. – Psalm 25:4-5 Psalm 25 is a psalm of David. But this is all we know about this historical […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Ridgecrest, Bailey, & Ministry Links

It was a joy to speak this week at the Black Church Life and Family Conference at Ridgecrest. Grateful for this Lifeway event to train and equip African-American churches to make disciples. Because of a scheduling mix-up, I was not able to attend the E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference for the first time in eight years. But […]

033: How To Find Good Sermon Illustrations [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #33 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, I point to seven resources to find good sermon illustrations… The Bible Biblical Commentaries Sermon Illustration Books General Reading Other Preachers Personal Experiences Everywhere Questions What do you think? How importance are sermon […]

Cutting It Straight with H.B. Charles Jr. on NRB TV

We have started a weekly national television outreach that features sermons I have preached at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, where I serve as pastor-teacher. In addition to our local broadcast that airs on Sundays in Jacksonville, we are now broadcasting on NRB TV (National Religious Broadcasters) on Saturdays at 9 PM […]

Prayer Targets for these Critical Times

In light of the national tumult last week, we had a special time of prayer in our worship services at the Shiloh Church yesterday. In fact, it was our joy to swap pastors with our brothers and sisters at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Dr. Mac Brunson sent several pastors to pray and worship […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: Sterling, Castile, & Dallas

With the filmed police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge (LA) and Philando Castile in St. Paul (MN), along with the attack on police officers in Dallas, this has been a long, grief-filled, and troubling week. Issues of race, law, guns, class, and politics have dominated the discussions of these matters. However, the solutions to […]

Finishing Ephesians. Finally.

I finished preaching through the book of Ephesians at the Shiloh Church yesterday. Finally. I fell in love with Ephesians as a teenager, during my first pastorate. Having read Be Rich by Warren W. Wiersbe, I decided to teach through Ephesians during our midweek Bible study. It was my first time teaching through a book […]