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The Heart Test

Publication:Pastoral Letter,November 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: We really do not know ourselves until we are tested, when it is “crunch time”; what we do when the odds are against us and the stakes are high. The sports world applauds a team or individual who is down but does not give up and reaches inside [...]

Unshakable Christians Shake the World

This year’s testimony of Joseph Bondarenko at the Gatlinburg conference reminded me of Peter and John.  As I listened to Bondarenko describe how the KGB paraded him in front of an assembly of his fellow college students and told him to choose between God and a diploma, I thought of Peter and John standing before [...]

Unshaken

Jerry Lee Lewis was a renegade rock and roller.  In 1957, he released “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”  It became a big hit.  Lewis did not intend to be prophetic in a spiritual sense, but he was.  There is a “whole lotta shakin' going on” now.  Sadly, the shaking has not only come to our [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Charles Simpson Blog|0 Comments

What Troubled Herod

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2015 Dear Friends, We thank God for you and pray that you are having a blessed season of Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas.  This month, I want to share how the birth of Jesus gives us hope and courage for the times in which we live. Matthew 2:3 tells us that Herod [...]

The Gospel Truth

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: I remember where I was standing on the sidelines as a freshman football player when I heard about Merlin and Billy, who had been my classmates. They were riding to the game not realizing that the tail light on their motor bike was out. A neighbor came [...]

The Infant Prophet

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2014 Dear Friend in Christ: As Christmas approaches I am happy to celebrate the greatest event in human history, the entrance of the Son of God into the world. He is the Word made flesh and the fulfillment of the words of the prophets. What does all of this mean for us [...]

By |December 1st, 2014|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Joy Comes in the Morning

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2014 Dear Friend in Christ, It is no newsflash to say that in our world and in our churches, we are in a difficult time in history. Therefore, it is essential that we encourage ourselves and one another in the Lord as David did (see 1 Samuel 30). That passage references [...]

By |May 1st, 2014|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Change Vision, Change Life

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2014 Dear Friend in Christ, Want to change? Change what you look at. That is the simple, yet profound, truth. This is biblical, historical, and for all of us, personal. For almost 60 years of ministry, and in my personal life, I have witnessed how our vision affects our living. What [...]

By |April 1st, 2014|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Miracle in a Deserted Place

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2014 Dear Friend in Christ, This letter is about seeing what the Lord can do when we are unable to meet the sometimes difficult situations that we face, and it is about what we should do when those situations arise. Luke 9 begins with Jesus giving authority to His apostles over [...]

By |February 1st, 2014|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Warfare|0 Comments

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|0 Comments