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One Gave Thanks

Publication:Pastoral Letter, October 2020 Dear Friend in Christ, In 1986, our friend Don Moen recorded a beautiful song that was released by Integrity’s Hosanna Music entitled, “Give Thanks.” That song has been heard and appreciated by millions of people worldwide. King David wrote in Psalm 100, “I will enter His gates with thanksgiving.” Is thanksgiving [...]

Thanksgiving as a Lifestyle

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2014 Dear Friend in Christ,I pray this letter finds you well and enjoying the Autumn. This is my favorite time of the year for many reasons, but primarily because we are nearing the celebration of Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. In addition to the deeply meaningful acknowledgement of God's provision [...]

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First Love

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2013 Dear Friend in Christ: This month, I am writing to you on behalf of my father, Charles Simpson. My heart is to give a brief word that I believe will be relevant and encouraging to you, and to share some important news. I want you to know how much we [...]

By |February 1st, 2013|Pastoral Letters, Worship & Prayer|0 Comments

Entitlement’s Eleventh Hour

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2010 THE FALLOUT AND SUCCESSION OF THE “AGE OF ENTITLEMENT” In the 1890's, two Swedes named August and Marie, escaping the creeping socialism in their homeland, immigrated to the United States. They traveled separately, for they did not know each other. Neither spoke English, nor did they have money [...]

By |January 1st, 2010|One-to-One, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Triumph Through Transition

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: Here are questions to consider: Are we in a permanent transition? Will things be in a state of constant change? If so, can we not just survive but be “more than conquerors” in times of instability? Is the Lord using change to bring us back to [...]

By |July 1st, 2008|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

About Her Life

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing to ask you to allow me the privilege of telling you about Carolyn, my wife, who passed away February 13, 2008. I realize that my family is not by any means alone in facing disease, difficulty, and death. Each evening Carolyn and I [...]

By |April 1st, 2008|Pastoral Letters, Relationships|0 Comments

Right Relationship with God

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2007 ...HOW TO INSPIRE AND INSTRUCT OUR CHILDREN AS THEY GROW IN GOD The richest family in the world is the one that has the joy of seeing their children walking with God. Of all the people with whom I have prayed, laughed, cried, and counseled, I cannot think [...]

Close By, Yet Far Off!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the Lord! I pray that you are well and having a good summer. This month, I want to share with you something that is very urgent on my heart, concerning God’s mercy and our response to Him. How did Jesus view the world? How [...]

By |June 1st, 2005|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

An Attitude Of Gratitude

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: I wish that I could come to your home, church, or place of business and thank you personally for the prayers, encouragement, and financial support that you have given to us this year. I do thank you, and I thank the Lord because I know that [...]

By |November 1st, 2000|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments