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Peace On Earth

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2019 Dear Friend in Christ: Let me begin this special pastoral letter with a true story about a man named Henry. In the mid nineteenth century, he lived with his wife, Frances, and their five children, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tragedy struck this family in 1861, when an accidental fire killed Frances and [...]

A New Song For A New Day

Publication:Pastoral Letter, January 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I pray that you and your loved ones had a very blessed Christmas. Celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus reminds us of God’s promises and His faithfulness to keep His Word. How can we best position ourselves to receive His Word for 2018? [...]

Follow The Light

Publication:Pastoral Letter,January 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year from all of us at CSM! We pray you had a wonderful Christmas. As we enter 2017, I want to give a word of revelation that I hope will be an encouragement to you in these uncertain times. It starts with a personal story … [...]

The Womb of the Word

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: In my previous letter to you, I wrote about “Before We Proceed” from Isaiah 55. We looked at God’s offer of abundance if we seek Him; He promised to pour out His Word like rain and give “seed to the to the sower and bread to [...]

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The Power of Revelation

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: I recently had a conversation with a noted professor who said, “Every pastor that I know is discouraged.” I also know discouraged leaders, but I want to address the answer, which is relevant to all of us. Twice in 2 Corinthians 4, Paul says “Do not [...]

By |August 1st, 2010|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Breakthrough!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: As I write to you this month, the phrase that strikes me is, “Blow a trumpet in Zion” (Joel 2:1). God is calling us to awaken His people to the severity of the spiritual battle that faces us - a battle for the spiritual, physical, mental, [...]

By |September 1st, 2009|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Warfare|0 Comments

Beyond the Obvious

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: To follow Jesus, we must see beyond what seems so obvious to our natural eyes. The natural order is passing away and time flies, but eternity stands unchanged by the drifting clouds of circumstance. To successfully run our sometimes challenging race, we must see beyond what [...]

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

God of Our Fathers

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2008 HOW TO RESPOND TO THE GREATEST CRISIS IN OUR GENERATION The defining characteristic of the emerging generation here in America is fatherlessness. We live in a generation who increasingly do not know their fathers, nor the God of their forefathers. The defining characteristic of the emerging generation here [...]

The Personal Cross

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in Jesus’ name! Everyone here at CSM sends their love and gratitude to you for your prayer and friendship, and we pray that you and yours are having a blessed and enjoyable summer thus far. This month, I want to continue to focus on the [...]

By |July 1st, 2003|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Cause And Consequences

Publication:Pastoral Letter, August 2000 Dear Friend in Christ: Age and open-heart surgery have focused my attention more on eternal issues, and less on temporal issues that once consumed my thoughts. Even as I think more about eternal issues, it seems that our society is becoming more focused on trivial circumstantial issues, and other things that [...]

By |August 1st, 2000|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments