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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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The Process for Peter

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! In our upcoming issue of One-to-One Magazine, I’ve written an article about the humble Christ_the many ways that the Son of God exercised humility in order to reach the humble. In this letter, I want to focus on Peter and how he too [...]

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The Humble Christ

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2009 HOW TO WALK THE PATH THAT JESUS WALKED THAT LEADS TO GOD’S PURPOSE AND FAVOR To the natural mind, greatness and humility are in conflict. But to God, humility is the path to greatness. We need to grasp this lesson for many reasons that I will discuss with [...]

Defining Success…An Interview with Heeth Varnedoe

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 Heeth Varneedoe began his career at Flowers Industries (a leading producer of packaged bakery foods) as route salesman. In 1997, Heeth retired as President and Chief Operating Officer. Under his management, Flowers grew to become a publicly traded Fortune 500 company. Today Flowers has bakeries throughout the southeastern [...]

By |January 1st, 2008|Leadership, One-to-One, Work & Service|0 Comments

Practical Faith

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2007 ...HOW TO APPLY THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD SO THAT HIS POWER CAN BE RELEASED IN AND THROUGH YOUR LIFE Does your life really work? What about your faith – has learning about Jesus Christ made you a more practical and productive person? Is there a disconnect between [...]

The Road to Unity

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing this letter from Houston, Texas, where my wife, Carolyn, is a patient at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently in a trial program due to a return of her cancer. She is feeling well with no symptoms, but a recent scan detected [...]

By |June 1st, 2006|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Power of Reconciliation

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2006 HOW TO OVERCOME ALIENATION AND BRING HEALING TO INDIVIDUALS…AND TO THE NATIONS The need for reconciliation applies wherever alienation exists. We cannot know the blessing of reconciliation until we have known the bitterness of alienation. Alienation is a wound not healed, a loss of love, and a loss [...]

Graduating for the Glorious Clause

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2006 IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU LEARN, BUT WHAT YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU LEARN! As we approach this time of year, we look ahead to graduation season for millions of students. Graduations come in many forms; sometimes from school, and sometimes through other tests in life. They may [...]

By |April 1st, 2006|One-to-One, Spiritual Growth, Work & Service|0 Comments

Getting Real

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for your faithful support last year. The Lord spoke to me that 2005 would be a year of tests_it certainly was. For our family personally, we faced my wife, Carolyn’s diagnosis of cancer, and local hurricanes among other issues. Nationally, we’ve faced the war [...]

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Riding The Donkey

Publication:Pastoral Letter, September 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing about one of the most profound keys to divine favor - humility. It is a key that I have often lost, but whenever I have found it, doors opened into the Lord’s Kingdom. David said, “The humble shall hear and be glad” (Psalm 34:2). [...]

By |September 1st, 2000|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments