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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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.
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal–hamon;
And hedged it round about,
And digged a winepress in it,
And built a tower,
He let out the vineyard unto keepers;
And went into a far country:
And when the time of the fruit drew near,
He sent his servants to the husbandmen,
That they might receive the fruits of it.
Every one for the fruit.
Thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.
But when the husbandmen saw the son,
They said among themselves,
This is the heir; come, let us kill him,
And let us seize on his inheritance.
And they caught him,
And cast him out of the vineyard,
And slew him.
I am a wall,
My family built a palace of silver on me.
And my breasts like towers:
Seen by all,
Once they were small.
Then was I in his eyes,
What merciful sight,
As one that found favour.
Blessed are all those who fear him.