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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 [...]

The Long View or the Wrong View

Publication:Pastoral Letter, February 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: I began the New Year reading the book of Genesis, the book of “beginnings.” The principles that played out in Genesis run through the entire Bible. Among those principles is God’s purpose for the entire world. One aspect of His purpose is the word “disperse,” to scatter [...]

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Where Is Jesus?

Publication:Pastoral Letter,April 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: A few days ago I attended a funeral; it was my second one that day. The first one I conducted for an 85-year-old woman that I had known since 1957. She had Alzheimer’s and had been prepared for her passing. The second funeral was very different. My son [...]

The Search

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for praying for our annual CSM Gatlinburg Conference. It was a wonderful time in the Lord focusing on the “Unshakable” reality of Christ’s Kingdom in shaking times. The testimonies we heard were inspiring and instructive. In this letter, I want to examine how our [...]

Drawn From The Water

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2016 Dear Friends, Late one cold and icy evening, a woman was driving home with her baby daughter strapped in her car seat. For some reason, the woman missed a bridge and the car tumbled down a slope into the shallow, frigid stream below. The mother was killed. It was 14 [...]

Movements in Tents

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2011 FOLLOWING JESUS IN OUR DAY REQUIRES FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY. ARE YOU READY? Is Christianity a movement? Some of it is. Is it moving where you are? A better questions is, are you moving … are you following Jesus on His continuing journey (see Hebrews 13: 12-14)? Abraham and [...]

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We Are the Sojourners

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! We are on a journey...like it or not. Time is moving on and the scenery around us is changing rapidly. I pray that our journey is one directed by the Lord and His purpose as we willingly respond to the Holy Spirit. I [...]

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