IMG_0553Happy Presidents’ Day!

We had a blessed day of worship yesterday at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.

During our 10:30 service, we had Parent-Child Dedications for six families. Always a joy!

As always, I am grateful for our guests who joined us in worship.

I preached from Ephesians 1:7-10. I called the message, “The Blessing of Redemption in Christ.”

The point of the message was this: Praise God for blessing us with redemption in Christ.

There were two major sections to the message:

  1. The present blessings of redemption in Christ (1:7-8)
  2. The future blessings of redemption in Christ (1:9-10)

Redemption is an important and precious Christian term that deserves more attention!

I am really struggling not to go slower in my study of the Hymn of Grace (Eph. 1:3-14). There is really a message in verse 7 alone. However, I don’t to micro-analyze this passage. But this is a great passage that is worthy of close examination.

In other news… I tried out an over-the-ear microphone. Butt would not stay on my ear right. I’m sure it looked like I was shooing away a fly during the sermon!

My friend, Charlie Dates, who serves the Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, dropped in on our first service. And I drafted him to preach the second service. His message, “Hallelujah, Anyhow” (Psalm 146) was both challenging and encouraging.

Praise God for those who were saved and added to the church!

I led the special music with the choir yesterday. We did on of Pastor Joe Pace’s number, “So Good.” I will have to wait until staff meeting this week to find out if I have been permanently fired from the music department.

HBC3 and I took Hailey to see the Lego moving last night. Hailey really enjoyed the meeting. H.B. and I got a really good nap.

I did not see one moment of the NBC All-Star Game. Did I miss anything?

How was your Sunday?