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The Glorious Church

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: Previously, I have written to you about God’s covenant faithfulness. This month, I want to look at “The Glorious Church”, and next month’s Pastoral Letter will address the unshakable Kingdom. These three letters comprise the series, “Foundations for the Future”. We live in a world that [...]

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The Armorbearer

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2008 HOW TO EXPERIENCE VICTORY IN THE FACE OF OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION Leaders cannot accomplish very much alone, no matter how strong or intelligent they may be. They need others who carry their vision, are committed to their strategy, are willing to share the danger, and watch their leader’s back. [...]

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Here’s to the Crown

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: Perhaps this should be a book instead of a letter, but I pray that I can deliver the message in this brief form. My desire is to encourage you to get to the place of victorious joy; what’s more, I believe that this is the Lord’s [...]

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Path to Possibilities

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: The year is still young and many wonderful possibilities remain for us in our lives. The focus of this letter is the possibilities you may achieve, and how to get on that path. I hope you will not wait to “luck out” or be out of [...]

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The Power of Perspective

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: You may or may not need this letter today, but keep it handy! All of us will be tested at some point in life, and how you view the test will make all the difference. Perspective may cause you to react and destroy your best possibilities. [...]

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The Sweet Savor of Sacrifice

by Gary Henley Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 ...HOW TO COMPLETE THE GREAT COMMISSION WITH JOY God’s response to the need of humanity is a wonderful fragrance both in heaven and earth. The apostle Paul wrote, "Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:2, emphasis [...]

By |January 1st, 2006|Causes, Foundations of Faith, International Outreach Ministries, One-to-One, Relationships, Work & Service|Comments Off on The Sweet Savor of Sacrifice

Lord of the Storm

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: I have been writing these monthly Pastoral Letters for nearly twenty years. My purpose is to draw life from where I am, and to share life with you where you are. I receive many responses that encourage me. I am grateful that you take the time [...]

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Taking Action

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2004 Dear Friends in Christ, Last month, I wrote to you on the subject of preparations. This month I am writing about “action.” The question before us is, what will we do when God reveals Himself to us? When does contemplation and meditation become procrastination? When does procrastination become rebellion and [...]

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The Secret

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for your support and prayers during 2003. You have helped us in our service to the Lord. And, may 2004 be a banner year for you! My desire is to sow truth into your life that will bring eternal blessings. This letter contains a [...]

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Temples and Barns

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings from all of us at CSM! I trust your Summer is going well thus far. This month, I want to share from my heart about a critical situation facing our society today...a situation that calls for a response. The Church is being marginalized; it is [...]

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