The Pastor’s Letter – September 14, 2021 – When the Spirit of the Lord Departs

But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.

1 Samuel 16:14

Dear Church and Friends,

Saul, having refused obedience receives an evil spirit from the Lord that terrifies him and his people. This compounds the growing madness of the tyrant and makes Gibeah a place no one wants to be. This passage sets up the coming conflict between David and Saul.

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Music: Near the Cross, written by Fanny Crosby.

Prayer Request: Dave Comeau, Weymouth, Mass.

  • Dave Comeau planted Immanuel Church in Weymouth, Mass. “Our church plant is located 12 miles south of Boston, Mass. At the moment, we have two main prayer requests. First, our core team will start gathering the first week of September. Please pray for commitment and unity. Second, please pray God will provide the resources needed to begin public worship gatherings in April 2022. Thank you for praying!”

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.

Craig’s Catechism: True Faith, With Its Fruits

  • Question 339: What is faith? Answer: An Assured knowledge of God’s mercy towards us for Christ’s sake, according to His promise.
  • Question 340: Have we any natural inclination to this faith? Answer: None at all, but rather a natural rebellion.
  • Question 341: Who then works these things in us? Answer: God’s Holy Spirit seals them in our hearts.

All my best,

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

1 Samuel 16:13

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

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