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The Humble Jesus

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: This month brings us to the celebration of Jesus’ miraculous birth, “Joy to the World!” It is a joyful season of carols, Christmas trees, giving gifts, family, and wonderful meals. Much of what we will do and the date that we celebrate will have little to do [...]

Priceless Foresight

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: It would be wonderful if we could see more of the future with greater clarity; that would prevent so many wrong decisions and save us so much trouble. In this letter, we will look at how we can have foresight, as well as the consequences of [...]

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Discerning the Word of God

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: I recently read about a hunter who was hunting at night and fell into a deep hole; it took several days for him to get out. Meanwhile friends and family thought he was dead. Many people have walked out into the darkness and have fallen into some [...]

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Apprehending Customer Service and What Comes with It

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2011 Recently, as a frustrated consumer trying to get information, I found a customer service representative who wore a shirt that read: “Just ask.” “Great!” I thought. My source for answers are right here, clearly identified. But my question was met with a look of confusion and then, in [...]

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Celebrate Endurance

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2010 DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN LIFE’S RACE? I recently had the privilege of being part of a celebration at Covenant Life Church in Atlanta. We rejoiced in the lives and ministry of John and Ellen Duke, on the occasion of his Fiftieth Anniversary in the [...]

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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 [...]

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Face to Face with God

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2009 WHY SALVATION COMES IN OUR MOST DESPERATE HOURS Advice may be cheap, but success with God is costly. However, in the end it can be very rewarding. Everyone would like a few easy steps to fulfill their own dream, but in God's Kingdom, the path is narrow and [...]

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Waiting Passive or Patient?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: Many people across the world are praying for revival, and some are experiencing it. For those of us who are waiting, I want to address the subject of how we wait. Is patience the same as passivity? Certainly not. God is patient, but He is absolutely [...]

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Real Revival

Publication:Pastoral Letter, May 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: This letter represents the second letter in a series I am writing about “Real Revival.” My last letter was about “Real Conditions for Real Revival,” which included humility, prayer, seeking God, and repentance. Second Chronicles 7:14 promised that if those conditions were met, then God would hear [...]

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Real Conditions for Real Revival

Publication:Pastoral Letter, April 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: This letter begins a three part series on the subject of revival. I do not need to convince you that the Church and our nation need a real revival. There are all kinds of indicators, from declining local church involvement to a decline in social conditions. Secular [...]

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