Tag Archives: history

Lessons From Controversy and Chaos

Publication:Pastoral Letter, July 2020 Dear Friend in Christ: These are indeed serious times that present us with great controversy and too much chaos. How we respond to events in our nation and world is very important. Trusting the Lord for help, I will offer some ways to respond. Remember, spiritual. [...]

Life Breaks Through

Publication:Pastoral Letter,May 2017 Dear Friend in Christ, I am writing this letter during Easter weekend; of course, you are receiving it a few weeks later. But, as I’ve been meditating on Jesus’ Resurrection, I am struck by how timely these truths always will be. The Cross and the Resurrection are. [...]

How Political Correctness Harms Future Generations

There is a current trend in some parts of our contemporary culture to re-examine history and its heroes in the light of current, politically correct “standards.” In some cases, advocates of their effort propose to banish these heroes or so ridicule them that it becomes the result. George Washington, Thomas. [...]

The House of God

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: I grew up thinking of the church building as the “House of God”. When I was young, it was the place that I often got into trouble and received numerous spankings for misbehavior. Often, I dreaded going to the House of. [...]

Freedom is Not Free

Publication: Pastor Letter, July 2013 Dear Friend in Christ, This month recalls America's independence as a nation. We remember July 4, 1776, as a special day in our history; it reminds us that our forefathers valued liberty and justice above their very lives and treasure. The value of anything is. [...]

The Word, the World, the Future

Publication:Pastoral Letter, April 2013 Dear Friend in Christ, Thank you for giving me the privilege of expressing my heart to you each month. Writing to you helps me examine my own heart, hear the Lord, and try to obey. I do not always expect full agreement for all of the. [...]

Liberty in Law

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: We recently celebrated our nation's independence, and I am writing to you to remind us of our foundations and call us to renewal. There is a phrase in the song "America the Beautiful" that says, "Thy liberty in law." This could. [...]

The Dragon and the Baby

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: Revelation 12 describes the cosmic war between the Dragon and the Baby. The Dragon represents our spiritual enemy; the Baby represents both Jesus and those who follow after Him.“The Dragon” is the most feared beast, vicious and deadly. “The Baby” is. [...]

Rebuilding the Bridge

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: The generational bridge, the one between my generation and those who are now in their teens and twenties, has suffered serious damage. Consequently, eternal truth, principles, and absolutes have been passed on with great difficulty, or not at all. The bridge. [...]

Be Prepared

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: The Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared." As a Scout, I was taught to be prepared for situations that might occur- I should have stayed in Scouting much longer! I was taught to be physically, mentally, and morally straight, and strong.. [...]

Purpose and Progress

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: One of my favorite sources of humor is a book entitled, Anguished English, by Richard Lederer, a college professor. In the book, he tells a story about a mother who wrote an absence excuse for her daughter. “Please excuse Harriett for. [...]

Charles Simpson Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF IS A PIONEER AND PASTOR WHOSE PROPHETIC VISION HAS BROUGHT WORLDWIDE BLESSINGS It seems like yesterday when I was writing an editorial about my father’s fortieth anniversary in Gospel ministry, but another amazing decade has passed. In December of 2005, Rev.. [...]

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