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The Purpose of Power

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2009 HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE WAY At our recent annual CSM Gatlinburg Conference, we encountered the transforming presence and power of God. In the months leading up to the conference, we were at times unsure of the thematic direction we should take, who should [...]

By |July 1st, 2009|One-to-One, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Real Revival

Publication:Pastoral Letter, May 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: This letter represents the second letter in a series I am writing about “Real Revival.” My last letter was about “Real Conditions for Real Revival,” which included humility, prayer, seeking God, and repentance. Second Chronicles 7:14 promised that if those conditions were met, then God would hear [...]

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

Real Conditions for Real Revival

Publication:Pastoral Letter, April 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: This letter begins a three part series on the subject of revival. I do not need to convince you that the Church and our nation need a real revival. There are all kinds of indicators, from declining local church involvement to a decline in social conditions. Secular [...]

By |April 1st, 2009|Pastoral Letters, Worship & Prayer|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 Greatest Privilege and Possibility!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: The old hymn says, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer. ”What a privilege to speak to the Living, Sovereign God! And what possibilities it offers mortals. Tragically, privilege and [...]

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

Kids on the Back Row

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2007 WE MUST RENEW OUR FOCUS ON REACHING THE NEXT GENERATION IN A PERSONAL WAY Someone recently gave me a note which contained words taken from a wall in a children’s hospital. The note read: “Children are a message we send to a time we will not see.” The [...]

By |September 1st, 2007|One-to-One, Relationships, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

What Can We Offer God?

by Angela Hough Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2007 OPPORTUNITIES TO EXTEND CHRIST'S KINGDOM ARE ALL AROUND US. HERE ARE SOME WAYS WE CAN SEE THEM! Many people on the earth today want an answer to their hearts’ cry, “What do I have to offer?” Regardless of age, experience, education and cultural status, as Christians we want [...]

By |September 1st, 2007|One-to-One, Work & Service|0 Comments

Your Mission to the World

by Gary Henley Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2006 HOW TO REACH THE WORLD WITHOUT LEAVING HOME! There is no such thing as MISSIONS. There is only one mission, and God gave it all to us. Missions is a word that brings a world of thoughts and challenges to mind, most of them beyond the capability, or [...]

Power with God

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: I am certain that you realize that these are very significant times, and great issues are at stake in the world and in the United States. In the light of that, I am writing to you about the question, “Can we influence God to intervene in [...]

By |September 1st, 2004|Pastoral Letters, Worship & Prayer|0 Comments

If My People

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray that this letter finds you and yours doing well and enjoying the summertime. My father, Charles Simpson, has graciously allowed me to share something with you this month that is strongly on my heart, and I [...]

By |August 1st, 2004|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments