The Pastor’s Letter – June 29, 2021 – When God Thundered

“. . . but the Lord thundered with a great thunder on that day.”

1 Samuel 7:10

Dear Church and Friends,

This past Sunday, June 27, 2021, I preached from 1 Samuel 7:1-6 but I excluded the end of the story. The first six verses of that chapter are all about the children of Israel seeking the Lord. But something exciting happens in 1 Samuel 7:7-11 that I want to address today as an encouragement to prayer. Enjoy today’s meditation.

Meditation: 1 Samuel 7:7-11

Walking With God by William Cowper

Oh! For a closer walk with God, 
A calm and heav’nly frame;  
A light to shine upon the road  
That leads me to the Lamb!
Where is the blessedness I knew  
When I first saw the LORD?  
Where is the soul-refreshing view  
Of JESUS, and his word?
What peaceful hours I once enjoy’d  
How sweet their mem’ry still!  
But they have left an arching void,  
The world can never fill.
The dearest idol I have known,  
Whate’er that idol be;  
Help me to tear it from thy throne,  
And worship only thee.
So shall my walk be close with GOD,  
Calm and serene my frame;  
So purer light shall mark the road  
That leads me to the Lamb.

Music: In Christ Alone by Summit Worship

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Prayer Request: Pray for the ministry of Egbe Hospital.

Craig’s Catechism: How the Church is to be Known

  • Question 314: Why is it proper to the Church only? Answer: Because in the Church only is the Spirit of faith and repentance.
  • Question 315: Who forgives sins, by whom, and where? Answer: God only, through Christ and His church here.
  • Question 316: How often are our sins forgiven us? Answer: Continually even unto our lives end.

All my best,

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Published by David B. Smith

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