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Fearless

Publication:Pastoral Letter, June 2020 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray that this letter finds you well and at peace. No doubt, this year has been filled with challenges for all of us, and we are only now reaching “halftime”. We can face the remainder of 2020 with fear or faith. My prayer is that we [...]

Walk on Water

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: Life is not always smooth sailing. What do we do then? How do we handle adversity that is beyond our control? There is an old song that says, "When the storms of life are raging, stand by me." There are many kinds of storms, and in [...]

By |September 1st, 2010|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Greatest Privilege and Possibility!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: The old hymn says, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer. ”What a privilege to speak to the Living, Sovereign God! And what possibilities it offers mortals. Tragically, privilege and [...]

By |February 1st, 2009|Pastoral Letters, Worship & Prayer|0 Comments

Regain the Prophetic Call

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: In these days, disciples of Jesus Christ face some vitally important questions, and I want to address some of these in this letter; where should we be going in order to be true followers of Jesus? How vital is it that we heed His prophetic call, [...]

By |October 1st, 2008|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Who Is Calling?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: On behalf of our whole CSM Team, I want to tell you Happy New Year! I pray that you and your loved ones had a most blessed Christmas season. We live in very significant times. It is imperative that we discern the voice of God from [...]

By |January 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

The Road to Unity

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing this letter from Houston, Texas, where my wife, Carolyn, is a patient at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently in a trial program due to a return of her cancer. She is feeling well with no symptoms, but a recent scan detected [...]

By |June 1st, 2006|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Sacred Secret

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: Who chooses who will be saved? Or who will be filled with the Holy Spirit? These are very relevant questions for us here today. Let me tell you a quick true story: It was 1964, and I had just received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. [...]

By |March 1st, 2002|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Trading the Yoke

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 that fit our needs and [...]

By |September 1st, 2001|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

The Road Home

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 destiny for the Church in [...]

By |February 1st, 2001|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Seeking the Seekers

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 1999 Dear Friend in Christ: This month, I want to share something that is strongly on my heart, and I believe is a word from the Lord to all of us. I also want to share some important news. I hope that you are having a good summer. It has been [...]

By |August 1st, 1999|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments