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Not in Word Only

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: I believe God has a purpose beyond the obvious and we are called to His purpose, not our own. I have thought a lot about our brothers and sisters in Christ who labor in extremely difficult situations and who often demonstrate a more pure faith than found [...]

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I Can See Clearly Now

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2012 ...HOW TO KEEP OUR VISION SHARP WHEN DAYS SEEM DARK Recently the United States solemnly observed the eleventh anniversary of the horrific September 11, 2001 terror attacks against the nation. Nearly 3,000 people died on that day in New York City, in Washington, DC, and in Shanksville, PA. [...]

By |September 1st, 2012|One-to-One, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Who Do You Trust?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2012 Dear Friend in Christ, The most vital issue for us is where will we place our trust? Trust is confident assurance that the object of our confidence will perform as expected ... will always do the right thing. It is believing that our confidence will not be violated by someone [...]

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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 [...]

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The Unshakeable Kingdom

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray all is well with you thus far this summer! This is the third and final letter in the series “Foundations for the Future”. Previously, I have written to you about God’s Covenants and the Glorious Church. This month, we will look together at His [...]

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Executing Trust

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2009 TRUST IS BEING EXTINGUISHED AT GREAT COST. WHAT IS OUR PART IN BRINGING IT BACK? In September 19, 1985, 7:17a.m., millions of Mexico City’s residents awoke to the ground undulating beneath them, for five agonizing minutes, tall buildings swayed uncontrollably, crashing into one another while the city’s infrastructure [...]

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

The Deadliest Lie

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2008 HOW TO DISCERN AND INVEST WISELY DURING TRYING TIMES AND GREAT OPPORTUNITIES Thyssen-Krupp is a Germans firm investing billions of dollars to build a steel plant near Mobile, AL. They will employ 2700 people, and this will create hundreds of other jobs in the area. Needless to say, [...]

Building and Keeping Perspective

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2008 How To "Get It Right" like Daniel and Nehemiah History reveals which perspectives were accurate-and which were not. Was it Neville Chamberlain or Winston Churchill? The flat-earth thinkers or Christopher Columbus? However, the ones who we remember-the ones who “got it right” – didn’t have the luxury of [...]

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How to Handle Your next Available Dollar…An Interview with Mark Biller

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2008 Whether looking for specific investment recommendations, or biblically-based financial teaching and perspective, every month, thousands of Christians rely on the counsel of Sound Mind Investing (SMI). The SMI primary investing strategy has beaten the U.S. market the past nine years in a row. Its founder, Austin Pryor, was [...]

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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