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The Unfolding Mysteries of the Kingdom of God

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2020 Dear Friend in Christ: We can know God through Jesus Christ, but the mystery of God and godliness remains. The new birth is wonderful, but it is only the beginning of our journey to know God. The Gospel of John, chapters 14-16 are among the final words that Jesus spoke to [...]

Keys to Spiritual Strength in 2015

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I trust you and your family have had a very blessed Christmas season. We deeply appreciate your friendship and support. I have just completed reading Endurance by Alfred Lansing. The book was given to me by Frank Eaton, a friend and CSM supporter. [...]

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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 his Fiftieth Anniversary in the [...]

The Way—When There is no Way

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: When we cannot see the way ahead, there is The Way. So it was with the disciples in John chapters 14-16. Jesus had told them of unthinkable events that lay ahead, including His own Crucifixion, burial, and Resurrection. Added to that was His warning that they [...]

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Triumph Through Transition

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: Here are questions to consider: Are we in a permanent transition? Will things be in a state of constant change? If so, can we not just survive but be “more than conquerors” in times of instability? Is the Lord using change to bring us back to [...]

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

Here’s to the Crown

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: Perhaps this should be a book instead of a letter, but I pray that I can deliver the message in this brief form. My desire is to encourage you to get to the place of victorious joy; what’s more, I believe that this is the Lord’s [...]

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Path to Possibilities

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: The year is still young and many wonderful possibilities remain for us in our lives. The focus of this letter is the possibilities you may achieve, and how to get on that path. I hope you will not wait to “luck out” or be out of [...]

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Like a Soldier

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: You may not believe this, but I recently watched an episode of “American Idol.” (I did so under duress!) I will not go into all of my reasons for watching, but it was informative. Because of the show’s great popularity, we must consider it an expression [...]

By |March 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments