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What Will the Righteous Do?

Publication:Pastoral Letter, February 2021 Dear Friend in Christ: Psalm 11 raises an important question: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). The verse prior tells us that the righteous are under attack. So, not only are the foundations removed, but those who stand up on those foundations are being attacked. [...]

Transformation through Change

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2014 Dear Friend in Christ, I am writing to discuss with you how to be prepared for change, and how the Lord uses change to change us. Life is continuous change, hopefully in small increments. Time is the ticking clock that measures the changes in our lives. Sometimes change does not [...]

By |June 1st, 2014|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The 300

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: Judges chapters 6-8 tells us the story of Gideon, a story that is very relevant to our lives and how we measure God's requirements for victory. Gideon's story contains numerous lessons for us in our struggles and helps us to understand how God works to deliver [...]

By |April 1st, 2012|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

When Dumb Dogs Do Not Bark

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2011 Dear Friend in Christ, This month's letter has an unusual title, but I believe the topic is very relevant and timely for us to consider: How is it that evil strikes unsuspecting people when there are those appointed to guard their safety? That is the issue that Isaiah addresses in [...]

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

Sons of the Age to Come

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2010 Dear Friend in Christ, Jesus came into the world, but He was not of it. That is, He came from eternity into time. He represented Heaven and the Heavenly kingdom. Jesus told Pilate, “My Kingdom is not of this world.” As followers of Jesus, we are also not of this [...]

By |October 1st, 2010|Leadership, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

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

Time 2 Invest

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2009 A LOOK AT OUR MOMENT-BY-MOMENT INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO If you’re like most Americans, you closed out 2007 with a 30-40% hit on your investments. How to invest your remaining funds is likely-and should be-on your mind. As we re-incubate the nest egg with another “failsafe” strategy, we should also [...]

By |January 1st, 2009|One-to-One, Work & Service|0 Comments

Preparing Before Action

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Preparation is vital to success. Whether in business, profession, adventure, or any other pursuit, success is not a matter of luck. We have all been “wished” a Happy New Year, or “wished” good health or have been the subject of other good wishes. But a joyful [...]

By |February 1st, 2004|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Will I Be a River or a Cistern?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord! I pray this letter finds you and yours well. To be honest, this is one of the more difficult letters that I’ve ever tried to write; but I believe it is also one of the most important. I write [...]

By |April 1st, 2003|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments