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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 [...]

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

The Spirit of the Father

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2008 Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray this letter finds you well and blessed. This month, I have something very close to my heart that I want to share with you, which I pray will be both relevant and encouraging to you. We do not [...]

Be Clear

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray that you and yours had a blessed summertime; this has been a momentous time for our family and this ministry, and I will be sharing more about that later in this letter. Also, I want to share something with you that the Lord has [...]

By |September 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Into the World

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: I grew up in a small, South Alabama community that could be grouped in several ways: White or black, wealthy or not, going to church or not. As a pastor’s son, I was especially aware of the latter group. Many church-going people are still very aware [...]

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

First Things First

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I pray that you and yours had a blessed and joyous Christmas season. Everyone here at CSM sends their love and gratitude for your friendship and faithfulness. In last month’s letter to you, I wrote about the birth of Jesus, the King of [...]

By |January 1st, 2005|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

A King is Born

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: We have wonderful and urgent news to share...Jesus Christ is Lord over all the earth, and He shall reign forever and ever! The implications of His Kingdom rule must be declared boldly on every continent, in every nation, to every tribe and family. And there is [...]

By |December 1st, 2004|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Nations in Uproar

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord! I pray this letter finds you and yours well this month. The days in which we are living are definitely perilous, and the nations are in an uproar. In times like these, it’s good to turn to God’s Word, [...]

By |November 1st, 2002|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

The City of God’s Grace

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: I trust this letter finds you well. This has been a very challenging letter for me to write, but I pray it will be of encouragement to you. I want to talk about the Church and what is on my heart. The Church that I believe [...]

By |June 1st, 2001|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Traveling in Families

Publication:Pastoral letter, March 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: In my letter to you last month, I wrote about “The Road Home.” In this letter, I hope to continue to convey a relational view of Church life that is a purpose-driven pilgrimage together. Many years ago, I sat in my office and listened to a missionary [...]

By |March 1st, 2001|Pastoral Letters, Relationships|0 Comments

Cause And Consequences

Publication:Pastoral Letter, August 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: Age and open-heart surgery have focused my attention more on eternal issues, and less on temporal issues that once consumed my thoughts. Even as I think more about eternal issues, it seems that our society is becoming more focused on trivial circumstantial issues, and other things that [...]

By |August 1st, 2000|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments