Letters from Pastor Chuck

Reach Christian Schools Update

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

We realize that this doesn’t impact most of you; however, we are pleased to share that Reach Church has given Tri-State Christian Academy (TSCA) to Crossroads Bible Church (the church where the school is located in Elkton, MD). We believe that localized leadership is best for the...

As a white man...

Posted by Tyler Schoenberger on

As a white man, especially one who grew up in a non-diverse rural community, I feel incredibly ill-equipped to speak on these matters. But, as a Christian man, a father, and church leader, I cannot stay silent. The George Floyd video is one that I’ll never fully be able to explain to my...

It was MY knee...

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

The greatest sin and the most unjust crime in all of history was the nailing of Jesus, an innocent man, to the cross. I wasn’t there.You weren’t there.Christians readily admit it was OUR sins he bore on the cross...but WE didn’t actually nail Jesus to the cross, right? When...

Outdoor Worship begins June 7th!

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

We are excited to announce our plans as we continue to navigate through the uncertain times brought on by the Coronavirus: 1) We will be continuing online Sunday morning services through the month of June. We are very excited about the response to our online presence! God continues to work...

Holy Saturday Devotional

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Holy Saturday...the mysterious day between the Cross and the Resurrection. It is the day that Jesus was in the grave. It is a day of great silence. God has died in the flesh. It is a day that doesn't make sense.   The Coronavirus crisis is a Holy Saturday of sorts. We all want to...

Good Friday Devotional

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Down the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem that day…the soldiers tried to clear the narrow street…but the crowd pressed into see…a man condemned to die on Calvary. The Via Dolorosa is a processional walk in Jerusalem that is thought to be the path that Jesus walked on his way to be...

Holy Thursday Devotion

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” ~Luke 22:19 On Holy Thursday, Jesus would institute the Lord’s Supper by uttering those famous words inscribed on...

Holy Week Wednesday

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

In order to make the two mile “Sabbath Day’s Journey” from Jerusalem to the little biblical village of Bethany, one would need to leave the city, cross the Kidron Valley, climb the Mount of Olives, and descend the Mount of Olives, where the village of Bethany was situated on...

Holy Week Tuesday

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

It was the best of times it was the worst of times... How many times have I used that phrase over the past year? Lots. We are always living in best of times/worst of times tension. Even now while we still enjoy tremendous best of times blessings we are experiencing worst of times challenges due...

Holy Week Monday

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Many pastors use Palm Sunday to preach that the same fickle people who shouted "Hosanna!" on Palm Sunday shouted "Crucify Him!" on Good Friday. How fickle are the crowds! It preaches well; however, there is contextual evidence that strongly suggests, and even helps us to conclude, that these two...

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