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Involved or Inert

Publication:Pastoral Letter, April 2018 Dear Friend in Christ, I pray this letter finds you well and enjoying a blessed Springtime! I believe this Pastoral Letter is especially timely, and trust you will find it inspiring. Let me say that my purpose is not to criticize but to stimulate us to act in accordance with the [...]

From Trials to Triumph

Publication:Pastoral Letter, March 2018 Dear Friends, I love the Word of God for so many reasons but primarily because I believe it is the Word of God and therefore it is true. It doesn’t gloss over the “nasty stuff” or deny us the great stuff. It gives us amazing promises, warns of serious trials, and [...]

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 profoundly tied together and demonstrate [...]

Unshaken

Jerry Lee Lewis was a renegade rock and roller.  In 1957, he released “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”  It became a big hit.  Lewis did not intend to be prophetic in a spiritual sense, but he was.  There is a “whole lotta shakin' going on” now.  Sadly, the shaking has not only come to our [...]

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The Gospel Truth

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: I remember where I was standing on the sidelines as a freshman football player when I heard about Merlin and Billy, who had been my classmates. They were riding to the game not realizing that the tail light on their motor bike was out. A neighbor came [...]

By |October 31st, 2015|Leadership, Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, Uncategorized, Worship & Prayer|Comments Off on The Gospel Truth

The Haven of Rest

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2015 Dear Friend in Christ, Henry Gilmour wrote a beautiful hymn, “The Haven of Rest.” The first verse says, “My soul in sad exile was out on life’s sea, so burdened with sin a distress, ‘til I heard a sweet voice saying, ‘Make me your choice’, and I entered the haven of [...]

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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 price that is willingly [...]

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Mercy Amid Judgement

Publication:Pastoral Letter, July 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing to you about a vital principle and paradox: mercy is revealed in judgment. I'll begin with a story that illustrates that principle: The Lord was angry with Israel because they had resorted back to idolatry while He was giving the law to Moses on [...]

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The Unshakeable Kingdom

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray all is well with you thus far this summer! This is the third and final letter in the series “Foundations for the Future”. Previously, I have written to you about God’s Covenants and the Glorious Church. This month, we will look together at His [...]

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Foundations for the Future

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: What is it that we have built our lives upon? What are our core values that motivate us regardless of circumstance? Should there be another great harvest, and I believe that there will be, what should new followers of Jesus build upon? What holds us steadfast [...]

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