Foundations of Faith

Liberty and Justice for All

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2011 WHAT IS OUR MISSION, AND HOW CAN WE CARRY IT FAR BEYOND THE CHURCH WALLS? Jesus Christ is the Lord of all nations, and He has a purpose for “every kindred and every tribe”. I am grateful for the heritage that I have-. [...]

The Glorious Church

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: Previously, I have written to you about God’s covenant faithfulness. This month, I want to look at “The Glorious Church”, and next month’s Pastoral Letter will address the unshakable Kingdom. These three letters comprise the series, “Foundations for the Future”. We. [...]

Foundations for the Future

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: What is it that we have built our lives upon? What are our core values that motivate us regardless of circumstance? Should there be another great harvest, and I believe that there will be, what should new followers of Jesus build. [...]

Movements in Tents

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2011 FOLLOWING JESUS IN OUR DAY REQUIRES FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY. ARE YOU READY? Is Christianity a movement? Some of it is. Is it moving where you are? A better questions is, are you moving … are you following Jesus on His continuing journey (see. [...]

The Mercy of Truth

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2010 ...IT STILL MATTERS TO ME "Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the. [...]

Celebrate Endurance

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2010 DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN LIFE’S RACE? I recently had the privilege of being part of a celebration at Covenant Life Church in Atlanta. We rejoiced in the lives and ministry of John and Ellen Duke, on the occasion of. [...]

Rebuilding the Bridge

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: The generational bridge, the one between my generation and those who are now in their teens and twenties, has suffered serious damage. Consequently, eternal truth, principles, and absolutes have been passed on with great difficulty, or not at all. The bridge. [...]

A New Decade

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2010 YOU WERE BORN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS Have you had enough of all of the "end of the year, end of the decade" retrospectives that have flooded the media marketplace over the past few weeks? Good news for you-this issue of. [...]

The Master’s Model

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2010 HOW APPLYING THE PATTERN OF JESUS’ LIFE BRINGS NEW LIFE TO AND THROUGH YOU In times of uncertainty and transition, people are looking for hope and direction. Churches often look around for models of church growth and effectiveness. The true model should be. [...]

Four Vital Issues

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I pray this letter finds you well. There are many important issues that face us as we enter 2010, and beyond, but I want to address four specific vital issues that underlie all of our challenges: sin, salvation,. [...]

The Power of Your Testimony

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2009 REMEMBER GOD’S GRACE, GIVE THANKS, AND TELL SOMEBODY ABOUT IT Back in the olden days, also known as "my childhood," I was very fond of the song, "Count Your Blessings." The opening verse says: When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed, When. [...]

Long-Term Investing

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2009 KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE IN KNOWING WHAT IS TRULY VALUABLE AND WHAT IS NOT We all invest; that is we exchange current resources for a future hope. We delay an immediate pleasure in order to receive a greater long term benefit. We may invest. [...]

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