The Pastor’s Letter – September 7, 2021 – The Torn Kingdom

And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

1 Samuel 15:27

Dear Church and Friends,

Saul rejected the word of the Lord and so the Lord rejected Saul. Why? Does it really matter? He got most of it right. Isn’t that enough? Or, is the word of the Lord different than the word of a man?

The Pastor’s Letter is coming to an end. The last one will be published on September 28, 2021.

Watch the Bible Bistro blog for an announcement on a new project for Fall of 2021.

Music: Draw Me Nearer; words by Fanny Crosby, performed by Matchless Grace.

Prayer Request: Philip and Debbie Morris, Heflin, Ala.

  • Philip Morris is a disaster relief chaplain serving in Heflin, Ala. “Hurricane season is upon us. Please pray for those who have experienced the loss of life and property due to Hurricane Ida. Pray for the disaster relief volunteers and first responders as damage is assessed. Pray that any future storms will be minimal with no lives lost. Also, please pray for those suffering with COVID-19. Pray for an end to this worldwide pandemic.”

Consider supporting Creek Road Baptist Church through the Amazon Smile program. Use this link to select Creek Road Baptist Church as your designated charity. Once you have made this selection simply begin using (instead of using No credits are available using just  Please contact the church office or Pastor Dave if you need help or have any questions.

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

  • Question 337: What are these articles which we have declared? Answer: The ground and foundation of our faith and religion.
  • Question 338: How are we to apply them to ourselves? Answer: By our own true and lively faith.

All my best,

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Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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