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I Don’t Blame You

Publication:Pastoral Letter, July 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: We live in times when it seems that anger and vindictiveness are becoming social norms in many places. Its affecting families, friendships, neighbors, and even churches. Personal peace seems to be more elusive; stress and strife often lurk around the corner. Is there hope for America and [...]

Impasse or Bypass?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2016 Dear Friends, I want to address what I believe is the biggest hindrance to a great revival. We see it in chapter 4 of James where the apostle is writing to scattered Jewish believers, and asks a very important question: “Where do wars and fights come from among you?” His [...]

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The Offense Fence

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: What I want to say in this letter is, “Get over it.”  Get over the fence of offense.  If we fail to get over offenses, we will miss the truth that offense conceals. Let’s talk first about offense.  “Offense” in sports is a good thing, but [...]

Every Life is Beautiful

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2012 OCTOBER BABY IS A POWERFUL FILM ABOUT HOW MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT One of the most moving and significant films I’ve ever seen hit theaters across the united States this Spring, sparking deep emotions and conversations, and in many cases, changing lives. This film, October Baby, is produced [...]

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How’s Your Horsie

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2010 RELEASING THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS IN YOUR HOME When our daughter, Gracie, was around three years old, I heard my Dad talking about how John and Charles Wesley learned to pray "The Lord's Prayer" as soon as they could talk. Their mother, Susanna, was very devout, and wanted [...]

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Wrath at Sundown

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2010 Dear Friends: I want to share a word this month that I believe is a key for our freedom. Ephesians 4:26-27 says, “Be angry, do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” This verse refers back to Psalm 4:4-5: [...]

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Wizdumb or Wisdom?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you well. This month, I want to talk about two different words that are very relevant to where society is today. One is priceless, the other can be extremely costly. Wisdom is propriety: It is knowing how to apply one's knowledge [...]

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The Sweet Savor of Sacrifice

by Gary Henley Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 ...HOW TO COMPLETE THE GREAT COMMISSION WITH JOY God’s response to the need of humanity is a wonderful fragrance both in heaven and earth. The apostle Paul wrote, "Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:2, emphasis [...]

By |January 1st, 2006|Causes, Foundations of Faith, International Outreach Ministries, One-to-One, Relationships, Work & Service|Comments Off on The Sweet Savor of Sacrifice

Crossing Cultures

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2005 Is Our Worldview the Same as the Lord's? I believe today's enemies are tomorrow's harvest. I believe that based on the history of the Gospel message's expansion, and the promises of Holy Scripture: "The earth will be filled with knowledge of the glory of God as the waters [...]

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His Eye Is on the Sparrow

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray that your summer is going well so far. This month, I wanted to share with you some thoughts about God’s love. I have tried to write this letter three times, but as I was writing it, something unusual happened that affected my understanding of [...]

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