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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

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

Seven Questions and Seven Answers

Matt 16: 24--27 "Follow Me" Seven Questions 1) If salvation comes by repenting, believing and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord, what does it mean to "believe"? Is it a creed or does it mean to act upon His Word? 2) Jesus walked the Earth 2000 years ago; is He here now and can we actually [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|Charles Simpson Blog|Comments Off on Seven Questions and Seven Answers

What It Means to be a Sheep of a Pastor

Most of us have ideas about what it means to be a pastor.  Even if you’re not a pastor, you probably have some idea about what it means to be a pastor.  But not so many have thought about what it means to be a sheep of a pastor.  As a pastor who has a [...]

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In a Time of Trouble

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2013 Dear Friend in Christ, No one wants trouble, but it is often the instrument that brings us to truth and the rediscovery our foundations. That was the case with King David in Scripture, and was the case with me in late 1970. Late 1970 was a time of transition for me [...]

By |November 1st, 2013|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|Comments Off on In a Time of Trouble

Struggling with the Truth

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: If you do not have to struggle with it, it probably isn’t the truth. The truth is a friend who will both confront and conquer us, if we love it more than ourselves. Pontius Pilate asked “What is Truth?” as Jesus was on trial. But Jesus [...]

By |June 1st, 2010|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Warfare|Comments Off on Struggling with the Truth

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 Holy Spirit and the [...]

By |January 1st, 2010|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|Comments Off on Four Vital Issues

The Process for Peter

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! In our upcoming issue of One-to-One Magazine, I’ve written an article about the humble Christ_the many ways that the Son of God exercised humility in order to reach the humble. In this letter, I want to focus on Peter and how he too [...]

By |January 1st, 2009|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|Comments Off on The Process for Peter

The Spirit of the Father

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2008 Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray this letter finds you well and blessed. This month, I have something very close to my heart that I want to share with you, which I pray will be both relevant and encouraging to you. We do not [...]

By |May 1st, 2008|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|Comments Off on The Spirit of the Father