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Where are You?

Publication:Pastoral Letter, October 2019 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray you and your loved ones are well! This month, I want to look at some vital questions about how to locate where we are in life and in our walk with the Lord, Who is our source for life. No matter where you are today, [...]

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? [...]

Values are not Commands to Jesus

[Part 10] We live in a world of values.  People voice their values, vote their values and join churches that reflect their values.  According to Alan Bloom, who wrote The Closing of the American Mind, someone who lives his values is respected for his or her character, and great religious leaders are value givers.  Moses, [...]

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Priceless Foresight

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: It would be wonderful if we could see more of the future with greater clarity; that would prevent so many wrong decisions and save us so much trouble. In this letter, we will look at how we can have foresight, as well as the consequences of [...]

By |February 1st, 2015|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Ropes are Cut

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2013 Dear Friend in Christ, I am writing to you this month to encourage us together to exercise what Christ died to give us: freedom. As Christians and as citizens of the United States, we can boast that we are free, but if we fail to exercise it, then we will [...]

By |August 1st, 2013|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Warfare|0 Comments

The Wellspring of Liberty

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: I ask you to please take the time to read this entire letter and join me in rededication to Spiritual Liberty in Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 makes it crystal clear that liberty comes from beholding the glory of God. Beholding Him, we are transformed into [...]

By |March 1st, 2011|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Wrath at Sundown

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2010 Dear Friends: I want to share a word this month that I believe is a key for our freedom. Ephesians 4:26-27 says, “Be angry, do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” This verse refers back to Psalm 4:4-5: [...]

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

Four Vital Issues

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I pray this letter finds you well. There are many important issues that face us as we enter 2010, and beyond, but I want to address four specific vital issues that underlie all of our challenges: sin, salvation, the Holy Spirit and the [...]

By |January 1st, 2010|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|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

Peace on Earth?

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2006 ONE ANCIENT ROADMAP STILL POINTS THE WAY As my friends know, I enjoy “strange-but-true” news headlines. One of my favorites from years ago is, “PEACE ACTIVISTS RIOT.” Ah, yes, there’s nothing like a little bit of pacifism to finally drive one over the edge. There's a lot of [...]

By |January 1st, 2006|Foundations of Faith, One-to-One|0 Comments