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Coming Home

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 A PROPHETIC LOOK AT THE DESTINY OF THE CHURCH “Where is the church going?” “What do you see happening?” Sometimes I get asked these questions, perhaps because I travel and visit many churches. I always answer, “Lots of different things are happening.” There is no one model. However, [...]

You Can Stand

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: My father used to tell a story about a small boy who insisted on standing up in the church pew. His father told him to sit down but the boy continued to stand. Finally, the father physically put him down in the pew. The little boy [...]

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Heart to Heart

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Recently, I did a Bible Study on the word “heart.” I was impressed by the many hundreds of references and the biblical significance of the word. In this letter I want to express some of the vital truth regarding that topic and use some personal history [...]

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The Secret

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for your support and prayers during 2003. You have helped us in our service to the Lord. And, may 2004 be a banner year for you! My desire is to sow truth into your life that will bring eternal blessings. This letter contains a [...]

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Make It Personal

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: This season reminds us of the wonderful event that happened when God revealed Himself as a person - one of us, yet without sin. John the apostle puts it this way, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). God became someone that we [...]

Cross the Road?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray that you and yours had a good summer. Everyone here at CSM sends their greetings and their gratitude for your friendship to this ministry. This month, I have a rather unusual story to tell you, and I want to draw a lesson from it [...]

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Handling the Truth

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: In recent letters I have been writing about how we handle, or fail to handle the truth. Our society has muted the prophetic voice in favor of being overly sensitive to people’s feelings. We have gone even further, to the point of redefining truth to be [...]

By |June 1st, 2002|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

The Sacred Secret

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: Who chooses who will be saved? Or who will be filled with the Holy Spirit? These are very relevant questions for us here today. Let me tell you a quick true story: It was 1964, and I had just received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. [...]

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The City of God’s Grace

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: I trust this letter finds you well. This has been a very challenging letter for me to write, but I pray it will be of encouragement to you. I want to talk about the Church and what is on my heart. The Church that I believe [...]

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Fonda Finds Peace

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: It is being widely reported that Jane Fonda has “found peace among those who have found peace with Jesus.” She has apparently become part of a Christian evangelical church, according to the January 29, 2000 edition of World Magazine. This is a startling - and encouraging [...]