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Before We Proceed

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: Time marches on, but before we march with it, a pause would appropriate, to ask ourselves, “Where are we marching?” Remember the phrase, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”? The good news is that we are going fast; the bad news is that we [...]

By |September 1st, 2011|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |September 1st, 2010|One-to-One, Relationships, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Qualified to Be King

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: As we move into yet another election cycle, the subject of politics is in the air, and our nation is polarized. Is there a way forward that will yield peace and progress? Yes, there is, if we will seek God; He has already provided a solution. [...]

By |July 1st, 2010|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Triumph through Change

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: Life presents us with storms, especially when seasons change, and the season is hanging. No,I do not refer to the arrival of spring. I am referring to a much greater and significant change in human history. The changes will be accompanied by instability and uncertainty. This [...]

By |April 1st, 2010|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Chosen to Build

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: David is recognized as the greatest king of Israel, and one of the greatest leaders in history; even our Lord Jesus is called the “Son of David.” Jews, Christians, and Muslims all recognize David’s place in history, and his tomb is still one of the most [...]

By |March 1st, 2008|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Bringing Sons to Glory

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I recently attended a memorial service for a woman who had been a teacher for many years.One of those who brought the eulogy was a woman who had become a vital Christian and a very successful performer. Her remarks concerned the teacher, who had been a [...]

By |January 1st, 2008|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Think “Whosoever”

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 JESUS IS CALLING US TO FOCUS OUTSIDE OF OURSELVES-ARE WE LISTENING? I remember our first telephone. The lines finally came to our country road in the very late 1940’s, and it was a major event. Our first phone was on a party-line that included eight families. If it [...]

The Spirit-Led Home

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 DISCOVERING HOW HUSBANDS, WIVES, AND CHILDREN CAN RELATE MORE EFFECTIVELY TO GOD AND EACH OTHER I will never forget, in the difficult days following the death of my Grandma Simpson back in 1991, our family rallied around Grandpa Simpson and stayed close with him. One day, as he [...]

The Spirit-Led Home

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray your summer is off to a good start. Let me thank my father, Charles Simpson, for asking me to write you this month about a word the Lord gave to me recently. While there are many spectacular and urgent news headlines that we read [...]

By |June 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Relationships|0 Comments

The Family Multiplies

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2006   Churches rejoice in additions; God rejoices in multiplication. While churches to seek to add members, the non-Christian world--especially the Islamic world--is multiplying. How are they doing this? Families are having children--lots of children. The West meanwhile has de-emphasized family, having children, and is focused on population control. [...]

By |July 1st, 2006|Foundations of Faith, One-to-One|0 Comments