Foundations of Faith

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. [...]

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,. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Face to Face with God

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2009 WHY SALVATION COMES IN OUR MOST DESPERATE HOURS Advice may be cheap, but success with God is costly. However, in the end it can be very rewarding. Everyone would like a few easy steps to fulfill their own dream, but in God's Kingdom,. [...]

Real Results

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray you are doing well. This is my third and final letter on the topic of “Real Revival,” and this month, we are focusing on “Real Results.” I have described revival as a Sovereign move of the Holy Spirit that. [...]

The Humble Christ

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2009 HOW TO WALK THE PATH THAT JESUS WALKED THAT LEADS TO GOD’S PURPOSE AND FAVOR To the natural mind, greatness and humility are in conflict. But to God, humility is the path to greatness. We need to grasp this lesson for many reasons. [...]

The Deadliest Lie

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2008 HOW TO DISCERN AND INVEST WISELY DURING TRYING TIMES AND GREAT OPPORTUNITIES Thyssen-Krupp is a Germans firm investing billions of dollars to build a steel plant near Mobile, AL. They will employ 2700 people, and this will create hundreds of other jobs in. [...]

The Power of Identification

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: One of the most notable and beloved musicians in recent history was Johnny Cash. I remember him in the mid-fifties singing songs that became very popular. He always sounded like he had “been there”, and he had. He was, it always. [...]

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