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INTO THE INVISIBLE

Publication:Pastoral Letter,November 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: Reality is more than we see; it is more than our five senses tell us, much more! If that is true, and I believe it is, we should want to find reality, and where it is. That is the vital issue that I want to discuss with you. [...]

The Heart Test

Publication:Pastoral Letter,November 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: We really do not know ourselves until we are tested, when it is “crunch time”; what we do when the odds are against us and the stakes are high. The sports world applauds a team or individual who is down but does not give up and reaches inside [...]

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 [...]

Prophesying in the Camp

Publication: Pastoral letter, July 2014 Dear Friend in Christ: Hebrews 13:7 tells us to remember those who spoke the Word of God to us and follow their faith and conduct. What does it mean to speak the Word of God to someone and how can it affect them? One vivid example comes to us in [...]

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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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Lifting Leaders’ Hands

Publication: Pastoral Letter,April 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: A few weeks ago I had the privilege of installing a new pastor, Scott Lloyd, at the Worship Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The following week, I was honored to join in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Larry Grainger as Senior Pastor at Abundant Life Church in Mt. [...]

By |April 1st, 2011|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

The Dragon and the Baby

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: Revelation 12 describes the cosmic war between the Dragon and the Baby. The Dragon represents our spiritual enemy; the Baby represents both Jesus and those who follow after Him.“The Dragon” is the most feared beast, vicious and deadly. “The Baby” is the most vulnerable and defenseless [...]

By |May 1st, 2010|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Warfare|0 Comments

Four Vital Issues

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I pray this letter finds you well. There are many important issues that face us as we enter 2010, and beyond, but I want to address four specific vital issues that underlie all of our challenges: sin, salvation, the Holy Spirit and the [...]

By |January 1st, 2010|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Motivated to Change

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: The older I get, the more difficult it is to change. Like many of you, I am a person of routine and habits. It is easy to live on automatic pilot and cruise control. The problem is, there are curves in the road, and we are [...]

By |November 1st, 2008|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: Moses had the Red Sea before him and the Egyptian army coming up behind him. What to do? The disciples were out on a raging sea; Jesus was asleep in the boat. What to do? We are all faced with situations that seem to have no [...]

By |April 1st, 2007|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments