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Transition

Publication:Pastoral Letter, January 2019 Dear Friend in Christ: It is a New Year and I pray that it will be a great one for you! Yesterday is past; the future is not yet here, and today is the transition from yesterday to tomorrow. We are on a journey, sojourners in temporary dwellings. Adjusting to change [...]

Miracles at the Intersection

Publication:Pastoral Letter,September 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: I was in California a few weeks ago and my friend Cynthia Krueger gave me a book entitled Miracles by Eric Metaxas. Cynthia is married to Erik Krueger and she had been my administrator in years past. I was interested in the book for several reasons: she had [...]

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The Call to Make Disciples

Publication:Pastoral Letter,June 2017 I pray you are having a great Summer thus far! Whatever time or season we are in, I’m thankful for God’s Sovereign grace and the leadership of His Holy Spirit, and also for your friendship to this ministry. You are unique; the Lord Himself created you with specific gifts for specific purpose. [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Foundations of Faith, Leadership, Pastoral Letters, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized, Worldview & Culture, Worship & Prayer|Comments Off on The Call to Make Disciples

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant – Honoring John Duke (1940-2014)

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2015 In December of 2014, Pastor John Duke, one of my heroes and one of my Dad’s best friends, went home to be with the Lord. He had courageously battled Parkinson’s Disease for the past few years. Even in the midst of great personal suffering, he continued to minister, [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|Leadership, One-to-One, Relationships|Comments Off on Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant – Honoring John Duke (1940-2014)

Seeing & Hearing in the Spirit

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2014 ...GAINING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON JESUS AND EACH OTHER I like to be comfortable, don’t you? And familiar people, places, and things make me comfortable. The unfamiliar can make me uncomfortable. But I’ve learned this: if I get too familiar, I can lose my appreciation for people, places, [...]

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The Good Fight

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2013 Dear Friend in Christ: The Apostle Paul told his disciple Timothy to fight the good fight; to wage warfare according to the prophecies previously made concerning him (see 1 Timothy 1:18). The apostle knew about battles, even after the prophetic word had been given. In fact, battles (“the good fight”) [...]

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Waiting Passive or Patient?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: Many people across the world are praying for revival, and some are experiencing it. For those of us who are waiting, I want to address the subject of how we wait. Is patience the same as passivity? Certainly not. God is patient, but He is absolutely [...]

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Exceeding Expectations

by Keith Landies Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2007 ...HOW A GENERAL CONTRACTING FIRM SUCCEEDS IN THE POOREST MAJOR AMERICAN CITY MY COMPANY, RESIDENCE ARTISTS, INC., is a general contracting, construction, maintenance, and decorative paint/design company specializing in the restoration of fine homes in the greater Cleveland area. We perform new construction, as well as remodeling and [...]

By |July 1st, 2007|Leadership, One-to-One, Work & Service|Comments Off on Exceeding Expectations

The Essence of Faith

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 time. For true believers, none [...]

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