Pastoral Letter

Pastor's Charles Simpson and Stephen Simpson write a monthly Pastoral Letter, and just like One-To-One Magazine, it is freely sent to those on our mailing list. These timely and personal letters are fresh teachings that offer encouragement and reflect what God is currently speaking to their heart. Quite often we receive more feedback from this media than from anything else we publish. We have archived these letters here for our online readers. We trust they will minister to you.

Fear Not!

Publication:, Monday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Shortly after completing my regular October Pastoral letter to you, the United States was attacked by terrorists on September 11. In seeking the Lord, I felt I should address this issue immediately, and so, even as crews continue to make rescue. […]

Trading the Yoke

Publication:, Saturday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: I trust you had a wonderful summer! As the “busy-ness” of autumn approaches, I want to share something with you that I pray will encourage you. In this life, we spend a lot of time in an effort to acquire things. […]

The Essence of Faith

Publication:, Wednesday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: The human tendency in regard to history seems to be that we either forget it, rewrite it, or so embellish it with unreality that it is unrecognizable. The postmodern mind seems to toss it out altogether as being useless for our. […]

Temples and Barns

Publication:, Sunday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings from all of us at CSM! I trust your Summer is going well thus far. This month, I want to share from my heart about a critical situation facing our society today...a situation that calls for a response. The Church. […]

The City of God’s Grace

Publication:, Friday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: I trust this letter finds you well. This has been a very challenging letter for me to write, but I pray it will be of encouragement to you. I want to talk about the Church and what is on my heart.. […]

Making History Makers

Publication:, Tuesday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: The question I want to ask in this letter is, “How can we build lives that will affect history? To answer that question I will turn our attention to Jesus Christ. Jesus was unique in nature, authority, and power. Yet, He. […]

Mary Magdalene’s Message

Publication:, Sunday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: As we prepare our hearts for this wonderful season of celebrating Christ’s Resurrection, I want to share some thoughts with you this that I pray will bring you peace and encouragement. I have been struck recently by the faith of Mary. […]

Traveling in Families

Publication:, Thursday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication:Pastoral letter, March 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: In my letter to you last month, I wrote about “The Road Home.” In this letter, I hope to continue to convey a relational view of Church life that is a purpose-driven pilgrimage together. Many years ago, I sat in my office. […]

The Road Home

Publication:, Thursday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Where do you think the Church is going? It seems to be going in many different directions. Is there a destiny - a purpose, or are we just meandering through history? I believe that there is a time and space and. […]

A Place in the Father’s House

Publication:, Monday 2001
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! This is typically a time when the prognosticators, soothsayers, and astrologers come out with their predictions for the year ahead. It would be very easy in this tumultuous time to get lost in speculations and the affairs of. […]

How to Cross the River

Publication:, Friday 2000
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: The Jordan River…3,500 years is a long time for one place to be of vital interest to the whole world. Yet this small river has been and still is of vital interest. Even as I write to you, this small river. […]

An Attitude Of Gratitude

Publication:, Wednesday 2000
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: I wish that I could come to your home, church, or place of business and thank you personally for the prayers, encouragement, and financial support that you have given to us this year. I do thank you, and I thank the. […]

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