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Beyond the Obvious

Publication:Pastoral Letter,March 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: I hope this letter finds you well. It’s an honor for me to share with you this month some thoughts regarding vision; that is, to see spiritually, “beyond the obvious”. This is a vital need, especially in these times. The Lord has given diverse gifts to the Church [...]

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant – Honoring John Duke (1940-2014)

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2015 In December of 2014, Pastor John Duke, one of my heroes and one of my Dad’s best friends, went home to be with the Lord. He had courageously battled Parkinson’s Disease for the past few years. Even in the midst of great personal suffering, he continued to minister, [...]

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Political or Prophetic?

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2006 ...HOW TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PARTISAN AGENDAS AND GOD’S PURPOSE As I write this article, the United States is once again in the heat of an election season, and a very critical one. The air is filled with debate, charges and counter-charges, most of them partisan and [...]

By |September 1st, 2006|One-to-One, Spiritual Growth, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

The Strongest Promise in the Bible

by Gary Henley Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2005 … and How It Is for Today In Revelation 7:9, we read a prophetic word picture of staggering proportions: "After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from EVERY nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and [...]

The Essence of Faith

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: The human tendency in regard to history seems to be that we either forget it, rewrite it, or so embellish it with unreality that it is unrecognizable. The postmodern mind seems to toss it out altogether as being useless for our time. For true believers, none [...]

By |August 1st, 2001|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments