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Who to Follow

"People worth following are hard to follow." ~ Brent Moseley 2011 Camp of Champions I think often of this profound insight from my friend Brent. We learn best and most when we are challenged, when we face and overcome adversity, when we embrace and endure hardship in order to gain what is priceless. I have [...]

By |August 21st, 2018|Blog, Relationships, Stephen Simpson Blog|Comments Off on Who to Follow

People Worth Following

"People worth following are hard to follow." ~ Brent Moseley 2011 Camp of Champions I think often of this profound insight from my friend Brent. We learn best and most when we are challenged, when we face and overcome adversity, when we embrace and endure hardship in order to gain what is priceless. I have [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|Blog, Stephen Simpson Blog|Comments Off on People Worth Following

Silent Voices

We are in a critical time as many are making strong and even violent efforts to silence voices that differ with the secular and politically correct positions on a host of issues. Conservative Christians are in the cross-hairs. Intimidation of all kinds are aimed at those who dare to speak out. Terrorism itself aims to [...]

By |June 13th, 2017|Blog, Charles Simpson Blog|Comments Off on Silent Voices

Your Testimony is Powerful

"Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name" (Romans 1:5 NLT). Anyone who is a follower of Jesus is called and commissioned to go and tell everyone everywhere [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Blog, Stephen Simpson Blog|Comments Off on Your Testimony is Powerful

How Jesus Made Disciples

[Worldview of Christ Part 18] The Greek word mathetes is translated disciple.  It means learner.  But in what sense?  As an adjunct professor, I taught at a university and at the end of the semester, I graded the students and they graded me.  I graded them as to whether they could repeat what I taught. [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How Jesus Made Disciples

Intolerance of Truth

The world does not tolerate truth and truth does not tolerate the world.  “The world hates me,” Jesus said, “because I testify of it that its deeds are evil” (John 7:7).  The world and truth have incompatible differences even though the world speaks about tolerance. The world’s talk of tolerance is nothing more than a [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Intolerance of Truth

Jesus Was Called a Friend of Sinners But He Didn’t Make Friends of Sinners

I realize the title of this blog runs across the grain of what many say about how we are to relate to the lost.  There’s a misconception of Jesus that says he made friends of sinners.  It sounds cool.  But we need to be clear what we mean when we say, “Jesus was a friend [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Jesus Was Called a Friend of Sinners But He Didn’t Make Friends of Sinners

OceanFest

OceanFest on July 4th draws over 100,000 people who visit various booths along the Promenade in Long Branch, NJ. To be sure it is a festival of sorts. People come from the surrounding area as well as from other states to walk the Promenade. There’s food, entertainment, all kinds of goods to buy, activities, and [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on OceanFest

Jesus Rejected the Endorsement of a Respected Leader

[Part 13] All of us like to receive compliments especially from those we respect, but Jesus rejected the endorsement of a very respectable leader.  An endorsement rises above a compliment and gives a stamp of approval.  It’s like a seal on a package that endorses the product inside.  The endorsement authenticates the product and gives [...]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Jesus Rejected the Endorsement of a Respected Leader

Jesus Did Not Endorse Caesar

[Part 12] During this political season it’s important to remember that Jesus did not endorse Caesar when he said, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." (Matthew 22:21).  Supporting the role of secular government does not mean we endorse the lifestyles of those in authority. [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Jesus Did Not Endorse Caesar