Resources by H.B. Charles, Jr.

H.B. Charles, Jr. has been the pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida since 2008. Over the course of H.B.'s pastorate, his love for God's Word, the church, and lost people has resulted in joyfully balancing his pastoral responsibilities with speaking engagements in revivals, conferences, and other church events. He is married to his best friend, Crystal, and they are the proud parents of three children, H.B. Charles III, Natalie Marie and Hailey Breanne. He was a contributor of the Power in the Pulpit, and continues to seek further education to help fulfill his prayerful desire to write and teach alongside his calling to pastoral ministry.

May 12, 2017

You Are Not The Story by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We do not have editorial authority over the message.

Sep 2, 2016

Why I Wear Black Suits All The Time by H.B. Charles, Jr.

 I want my appearance, demeanor, and conduct to show I am on kingdom business.

Dec 6, 2018

Why Every Day is Thanksgiving by H.B. Charles, Jr.

For the humble spirit that knows where its help comes from, every day is a day of thanksgiving!

Jul 8

Who's Your One? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Evangelism is a biblical mandate for every Christian. 

Mar 21

What Was It Like to Pastor at 17? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

What was it like to pastor at seventeen? Ultimately, the short answer is credit to God. For that matter, the long answer is God. God did it all!

Aug 3, 2018

What the Bible Teaches about Hell by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The good news the Lord Jesus Christ is God’s response to the bad news of eternal punishment for personal sin.

Oct 18, 2016

What is Your Vision for This Church? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Do not forget that you are not a CEO of a corporation. You are the pastor of a congregation.

Dec 28, 2017

What Expository Preaching Is Not by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Fifteen myths about expository preaching that should be exposed to help the preacher rightly understand and faithfully practice expository preaching.

Jan 31, 2017

What are some common rookie preaching mistakes? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We asked H.B. Charles: "What are some common rookie preaching mistakes?"

Sep 1, 2015

Truth and Preaching

Session 4

Series: 2015 For The Church Conference

H.B. Charles, Jr. leads session four at the For The Church Conference on the Truth and Preaching.

Jun 18

The Test of True Worship by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The Bible teaches three facts of life: God is good. God is all-powerful. Terrible things happen.

Sep 25, 2017

The Minister's Prayer

An FTC17 Sermon

Series: 2017 For The Church National Conference

H.B. Charles, Jr.'s message on "The Minister's Prayer" delivered at the 2017 For The Church National Conference.

Feb 14

So, Do You Write Your Own Sermons? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

When you stand behind the sacred desk to preach, be a voice, not an echo.

Apr 17, 2018

Shooing Flies in the Pulpit by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Whether a fly is in your face or a dove is on your shoulder, keep preaching and keep praying.

Oct 10, 2017

Seeing Beyond the Rubble of Ministry by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This is the remedy for discouragement in ministry. Looking beyond the rubble and remembering the Lord who is great and awesome!

Oct 12, 2018

Rejoice Always by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Yet we can take heart in the midst of it all because Christ has overcome the world.

Aug 4, 2017

Preaching Under Pressure by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Unending sunshine creates shallow pulpits.

Mar 14, 2017

Praying to Walk Right by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This is the believer’s confidence in the Lord. God alone is my help and my hope.

Jun 6, 2018

Pastor, Who Do You Represent? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Transfer growth is an inevitable part of church life. But sheep stealing jeopardizes church health. 

Sep 13, 2018

Pastor, Have You Been With Jesus? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Sure, you know how to handle to text. But can people tell that you have been with Jesus?

Jun 13, 2016

One Thing: H.B. Charles Jr.

What is the one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?

Series: One Thing

What's the one thing the church needs to get right in the 21st century?

Dec 21, 2016

Living a 'Green Olive Tree' Kind of Life by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We are not exactly sure all that David had in might with his “olive tree” simile.

Feb 16, 2017

How to Get Your Prayer to Work by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The power to answer prayer belongs to God alone. And the glory for answered prayer belongs to God alone.

Jan 18

How the Lord Rewards His Laborers by H.B. Charles, Jr.

God gives generously in kindness to the least, last, lost, and left-out.

Aug 25, 2017

How Can I Forgive Myself? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

If I need to forgive myself, it suggests that I am the God that I have offended and need to appease. 

Jun 4

H.B. Charles on the Pastor's Most Important Weekly Tasks by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations asks H.B. Charles, "What are the pastor’s most important weekly tasks?"

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles on Sermon Prep by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We asked H.B. Charles, Jr. what his sermon preparation looks like.

Mar 30, 2018

H.B. Charles on Discipling Young Men by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

What are some key components to discipling young men?

May 4, 2018

H.B. Charles on Difficult Things In Life by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?

Jan 16, 2018

H.B. Charles Jr. on the Importance of Preaching in the Local Church by H.B. Charles, Jr. asks H.B. Charles Jr., Lead Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, "How important is preaching to a local church?"

Apr 26

H.B. Charles Jr. on Sermon Prep by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles Gives Advice to His Younger Self by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

H.B. Charles, Jr. answers the question: "If you could give some advice to your younger self, what would it be?"

Apr 19, 2017

God Does Not Answer "Selfie" Prayers by H.B. Charles, Jr.

God does not answer prayers that are motivated by selfish ambition, misplaced priorities, or worldly passions.

Oct 4, 2016

Faithful Preachers are Forgetful Preachers by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Pastors, personal holiness, spiritual growth, and ministerial faithfulness are rooted in what you're able to remember and in what you need to forget. 

Nov 25, 2016

Do You Get Nervous Before You Preach? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This divine charge should make you nervous to speak the word faithfully, clearly, and unapologetically.

May 18, 2018

Don’t Leave Your Convictions Behind To Get Ahead by H.B. Charles, Jr.

I would not have been called to my current church if I had abandoned the convictions that caused that first church to reject me. 

Feb 9, 2018

Doing the Work of the Lord by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Because the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, we must not waste our lives.

Mar 16, 2018

Crafting Expository Sermons by H.B. Charles, Jr.

True expository preaching strives to be faithful to the text and clear in the presentation. 

Jun 8, 2017

Confidence in God When You Don't Understand by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Job's story is one of trusting God’s heart, even when he could not trace God’s hand.

Apr 11

Commitments of a Great Commission Church by H.B. Charles, Jr.

What does it mean for a church to be on mission for Christ? Here are ten commitments of a Great Commission church.

May 24

Being a Special Nobody by H.B. Charles, Jr.

David was anointed to sit on the throne. But he was appointed to sit among sheep. 

Dec 7, 2016

Be a Man and Preach! by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Little did I know that brief conversation would be the last time I get to talk to my father in this life.

Sep 14, 2017

A Pastoral Lesson from a Generous Widow by H.B. Charles, Jr.

These lessons have taught me to not put a price-tag on my ministry.

Jul 11, 2017

A Faithful Steward of My Other Pulpit by H.B. Charles, Jr.

I am tempted to erect a false dichotomy, where I recognize that the pulpit at my church is the Lord’s, but the “pulpit” on my smartphone is mine to use at my discretion.

Jun 22, 2018

Advice for Preaching Funeral Sermons by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The funeral is not your Sunday morning exposition. It is a unique situation in which you have been given a special assignment.

Jul 19, 2018

5 Marks of Effective Prayer by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The key to prayer is a heart of dependence. Pray with the holy urgency of one who has a need that only Jesus can meet.

Nov 7, 2018

3 Big Questions For A Big Promise by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The Lord does withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly.