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Think “Whosoever”

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 JESUS IS CALLING US TO FOCUS OUTSIDE OF OURSELVES-ARE WE LISTENING? I remember our first telephone. The lines finally came to our country road in the very late 1940’s, and it was a major event. Our first phone was on a party-line that included eight families. If it [...]

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: Moses had the Red Sea before him and the Egyptian army coming up behind him. What to do? The disciples were out on a raging sea; Jesus was asleep in the boat. What to do? We are all faced with situations that seem to have no [...]

By |April 1st, 2007|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Into the World

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: I grew up in a small, South Alabama community that could be grouped in several ways: White or black, wealthy or not, going to church or not. As a pastor’s son, I was especially aware of the latter group. Many church-going people are still very aware [...]

By |September 1st, 2006|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Road to Unity

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing this letter from Houston, Texas, where my wife, Carolyn, is a patient at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently in a trial program due to a return of her cancer. She is feeling well with no symptoms, but a recent scan detected [...]

By |June 1st, 2006|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Getting Real

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for your faithful support last year. The Lord spoke to me that 2005 would be a year of tests_it certainly was. For our family personally, we faced my wife, Carolyn’s diagnosis of cancer, and local hurricanes among other issues. Nationally, we’ve faced the war [...]

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Life in the Unimaginable

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: I enjoy worshipping the Lord, but even more, I depend upon it. It is not simply what I say to God as I worship, but what I hope to hear from Him. Once the worship rises into the spirit of revelation, the Lord will speak to [...]

By |March 1st, 2005|Foundations of Faith, Pastoral Letters|0 Comments

Nations in Uproar

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord! I pray this letter finds you and yours well this month. The days in which we are living are definitely perilous, and the nations are in an uproar. In times like these, it’s good to turn to God’s Word, [...]

By |November 1st, 2002|Pastoral Letters, Worldview & Culture|0 Comments

Chosen!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray that this letter finds you well and that you will have a blessed 2002! May you increase in His Kingdom’s righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. The future is an unopened book that can be read only one page at a time_sequentially. [...]

By |January 1st, 2002|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

A Place in the Father’s House

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2001 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! This is typically a time when the prognosticators, soothsayers, and astrologers come out with their predictions for the year ahead. It would be very easy in this tumultuous time to get lost in speculations and the affairs of men, and lose sight of [...]

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