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The Way—When There is no Way

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: When we cannot see the way ahead, there is The Way. So it was with the disciples in John chapters 14-16. Jesus had told them of unthinkable events that lay ahead, including His own Crucifixion, burial, and Resurrection. Added to that was His warning that they [...]

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

The Spirit-Led Home

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 DISCOVERING HOW HUSBANDS, WIVES, AND CHILDREN CAN RELATE MORE EFFECTIVELY TO GOD AND EACH OTHER I will never forget, in the difficult days following the death of my Grandma Simpson back in 1991, our family rallied around Grandpa Simpson and stayed close with him. One day, as he [...]

The Spirit-Led Home

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray your summer is off to a good start. Let me thank my father, Charles Simpson, for asking me to write you this month about a word the Lord gave to me recently. While there are many spectacular and urgent news headlines that we read [...]

By |June 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Relationships|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

Joy

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: An imprisoned Victor Frankel stated that the last freedom that we have is the freedom to choose our attitude. The apostle Paul said essentially the same when he said, “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). He too was in jail [...]

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

The Most Vital Change

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: How do we deal with change? This is a major issue that is confronting us, and will continue to confront us throughout 2006. Change is accelerating with technology, the flood of information, and innovation. It seems out of control and as a result, so are many [...]

By |February 1st, 2006|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Peace on Earth?

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 ONE ANCIENT ROADMAP STILL POINTS THE WAY As my friends know, I enjoy “strange-but-true” news headlines. One of my favorites from years ago is, “PEACE ACTIVISTS RIOT.” Ah, yes, there’s nothing like a little bit of pacifism to finally drive one over the edge. There's a lot of [...]

By |January 1st, 2006|Foundations of Faith, One-to-One|0 Comments

The Prince of Peace

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 OTHERS CAN’T GIVE IT – OTHERS CAN’T TAKE IT AWAY Political leaders promise peace and prosperity because that is what almost all of us want. Peace is the foundation for prosperity, and when peace is taken from us, resources are diverted for survival, defense, and destruction. For things [...]

By |January 1st, 2006|Foundations of Faith, One-to-One|0 Comments

Courage or Comfort?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you well and having a blessed summer. I recently returned from a significant time of ministry in Siberia, the Netherlands, and Belgium, where I ministered to many leaders. It was an intense two-week trip with Goos Vedder, my friend and fellow [...]

By |July 1st, 2005|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Heart to Heart

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Recently, I did a Bible Study on the word “heart.” I was impressed by the many hundreds of references and the biblical significance of the word. In this letter I want to express some of the vital truth regarding that topic and use some personal history [...]

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