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From Chaos to Creation

Publication:Pastoral Letter, October 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: I want to share a principle with you that has been very helpful to me and others with whom I have ministered. The principle never fails, though we often we do. The good news is that when we fail, failure need not be final. The principle is [...]

When Light Comes

Publication:Pastoral Letter,December 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: A few days ago, I sat with two close friends talking about the things of God, and the subject of light came up. I had been thinking about light as it related to the birth of Jesus. I find this a most intriguing subject and want to share [...]

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Follow The Light

Publication:Pastoral Letter,January 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year from all of us at CSM! We pray you had a wonderful Christmas. As we enter 2017, I want to give a word of revelation that I hope will be an encouragement to you in these uncertain times. It starts with a personal story … [...]

The Light of the World

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2013 Dear Friend in Christ, We have a lot to celebrate even in the midst of darkness, or I should say especially in the midst of darkness! I want to celebrate the light that still shines and will shine more and more until the perfect day (see Proverbs 4:18). There is an [...]

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The Good Fight

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2013 Dear Friend in Christ: The Apostle Paul told his disciple Timothy to fight the good fight; to wage warfare according to the prophecies previously made concerning him (see 1 Timothy 1:18). The apostle knew about battles, even after the prophetic word had been given. In fact, battles (“the good fight”) [...]

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Foresight: A Beautiful Thing

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2013 Dear Friend in Christ: We would not consider driving at night without lights. Life without foresight is like that, plunging on into the dark unknown without knowing what lies ahead. There are many prognosticators out there who say that they offer foresight, but often they too are in the dark [...]

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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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Regain the Prophetic Call

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: In these days, disciples of Jesus Christ face some vitally important questions, and I want to address some of these in this letter; where should we be going in order to be true followers of Jesus? How vital is it that we heed His prophetic call, [...]

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The Eternal One

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: This is a great season for us to celebrate Jesus Christ and witness to who He truly is. So much that happens in the cultural observances will fall short of a true celebration of Christ, but we need not fall short. I hope this letter will [...]

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Faith That Works

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2005 What we believe will determine how we act at this critical moment in history. Several years ago, I shared a conference speaking platform with a Roman Catholic Cardinal. I remember a striking comment that he made: “The question is not faith or works, but a faith that works.” [...]

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