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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 [...]

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Be Prepared

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: The Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared." As a Scout, I was taught to be prepared for situations that might occur- I should have stayed in Scouting much longer! I was taught to be physically, mentally, and morally straight, and strong. How little did I realize [...]

By |November 1st, 2009|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Return to Bethel

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: This letter expresses what I believe that the Lord is saying to me, and what I have done to try to obey. Recently, the Lord has been using the story of Jacob to speak to me, and I hope it will speak to you as well. [...]

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

The Process for Peter

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! In our upcoming issue of One-to-One Magazine, I’ve written an article about the humble Christ_the many ways that the Son of God exercised humility in order to reach the humble. In this letter, I want to focus on Peter and how he too [...]

By |January 1st, 2009|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Deadliest Lie

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2008 HOW TO DISCERN AND INVEST WISELY DURING TRYING TIMES AND GREAT OPPORTUNITIES Thyssen-Krupp is a Germans firm investing billions of dollars to build a steel plant near Mobile, AL. They will employ 2700 people, and this will create hundreds of other jobs in the area. Needless to say, [...]

Chosen to Build

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: David is recognized as the greatest king of Israel, and one of the greatest leaders in history; even our Lord Jesus is called the “Son of David.” Jews, Christians, and Muslims all recognize David’s place in history, and his tomb is still one of the most [...]

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Bringing Sons to Glory

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I recently attended a memorial service for a woman who had been a teacher for many years.One of those who brought the eulogy was a woman who had become a vital Christian and a very successful performer. Her remarks concerned the teacher, who had been a [...]

By |January 1st, 2008|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Will Islam Take over the World?

by Gary Henley Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2006 ... A POSITIVE, PROACTIVE WORD FROM BEHIND THE LINES Many of you are aware that International Outreach Ministries has helped to launch an amazing Arabic language website. Did you know that we had 51,000 new visitors to our website in January? Since there were 35,000 visitors in January, [...]

Getting Your Treasures into Heaven

by Gary Henley Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 HOW DO NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS INVEST? You’ve heard the saying, “You can’t take it with you.” Money is a major theme in our culture, and competition for it comes in a cacophony of voices from every angle. Even though Christians can also get caught up in the “what [...]

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.” [...]