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The Ropes are Cut

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2013 Dear Friend in Christ, I am writing to you this month to encourage us together to exercise what Christ died to give us: freedom. As Christians and as citizens of the United States, we can boast that we are free, but if we fail to exercise it, then we will [...]

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Before We Proceed

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: Time marches on, but before we march with it, a pause would appropriate, to ask ourselves, “Where are we marching?” Remember the phrase, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”? The good news is that we are going fast; the bad news is that we [...]

By |September 1st, 2011|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Next Revival

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I am often asked what I think about what is happening in some particular place where there is a “revival.” There seems to be hope that something will happen somewhere that will move the Church and individuals into a place of renewed power and influence. It [...]

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The Necessity of Life

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: You will notice that that the title of this letter is “The Necessity of Life,” not the Necessities of Life. That is a very important distinction. I was told early in school that the necessities of life were food, shelter, and clothing. But, there is one [...]

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

How to Find the Door

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: Life is defined by the doors that we recognize and enter. Therefore, understanding the nature of doors is vital. So what is a “door?” I could simply characterize doors as entrance to opportunities, but I believe that doors are more than that. Doors are people who [...]

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

Make It Personal

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: This season reminds us of the wonderful event that happened when God revealed Himself as a person - one of us, yet without sin. John the apostle puts it this way, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). God became someone that we [...]

The Blessings of Accountability

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: I heard a story many years ago, about a pastor who wanted to demonstrate to his church what it was like to abuse the grace of God, and the gift of salvation. His deacons gave him a watch as a gift of appreciation, and did so [...]

Who Owns the Gold

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of the Lord of all ages! I pray that this new millennium will witness His glory in all the earth, and that we can witness to all mankind that He is Lord! I am writing this letter a month prior to the [...]

By |January 1st, 2000|Financial Freedom, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments