The Pastor’s Letter – September 28, 2021 – Eliab’s Discouragement

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

1 Samuel 17:29

Dear Church and Friends,

Sometimes people will tell you not to get involved, just like David’s eldest brother, Eliab. But David’s question is a good one, “is there not a cause?” Maybe Eliab was afraid David would embarrass him in front of his friends. Whatever the reason, David wasn’t moved off his concern for Israel.

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Music: One Desire, NLC Worship.

Prayer Request: Pam Whitehead, Monroe, Ga.

Pam Whitehead is a missionary serving through Conestoga Ministries in Monroe, Ga. “I serve at two housing projects in Monroe, Ga., through the Appalachee Baptist Association. We will be adding another in Statham this fall. Pray the families living in these housing projects will be open to hearing the gospel. In August, we had our “Journey Through the Bible” event, where small groups of children and adults walked through scenes from the Bible while hearing stories from Creation to Jesus’ ascension. Pray we will have a great harvest from the seeds planted during that event. Pray as well for the students and teachers of our after-school program. Pray many children will come and that God would provide more volunteers.”

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: The First Fruit of Faith

  • Question 344: What is the first fruit of faith? Answer: By it we are made one with Christ our Head.
  • Question 345: Ho is the union made, and when? Answer: When we are made flesh of His flesh, and bone of his bone.
  • Question 346: Was not this done when He took our flesh? Answer: No, for He was only then made flesh of our flesh.
  • Question 347: When are we made flesh of His flesh? Answer: When we are united with him spiritually as living members with the Head.

All my best,

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