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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 God. I had to sit [...]

Deliverance in the Lion’s Den

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2014 Dear Friend in Christ: Blessings to you, and thanks so much for your friendship and support of this ministry! I trust all is well with you and yours. This month, I want to encourage you from the story of Daniel and take a look at how we respond to challenges. [...]

By |August 1st, 2014|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Warfare|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |July 1st, 2013|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Blessing Your City…An Interview with Kevin Miller

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2011 Foothills Christian Church, just outside of San Diego, CA, is an unusual church by today's standards. I don't know of many other churches that are so creatively and effectively reaching youth and, indeed, its entire community. How many churches do you know are a member of their community's [...]

By |September 1st, 2011|Leadership, One-to-One, Relationships, Work & Service|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |July 1st, 2011|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Sons of the Age to Come

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2010 Dear Friend in Christ, Jesus came into the world, but He was not of it. That is, He came from eternity into time. He represented Heaven and the Heavenly kingdom. Jesus told Pilate, “My Kingdom is not of this world.” As followers of Jesus, we are also not of this [...]

By |October 1st, 2010|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Qualified to Be King

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: As we move into yet another election cycle, the subject of politics is in the air, and our nation is polarized. Is there a way forward that will yield peace and progress? Yes, there is, if we will seek God; He has already provided a solution. [...]

By |July 1st, 2010|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

The Mercy of Truth

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2010 ...IT STILL MATTERS TO ME "Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have [...]

Real Results

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray you are doing well. This is my third and final letter on the topic of “Real Revival,” and this month, we are focusing on “Real Results.” I have described revival as a Sovereign move of the Holy Spirit that affects the Church to affect [...]

By |June 1st, 2009|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |May 1st, 2009|Pastoral Letters, Worship & Prayer|0 Comments