Letters from Pastor Chuck

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...

Kingdom Strength

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

When we develop personal goals we usually will focus on areas of weakness that we want to improve. However, we also need to focus on cultivating our unique strengths and channeling those towards building the kingdom of Christ! What is your greatest strength? Whether that be a character trait, a...

Record Breaking December!

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Just in case you missed the big announcement this past Sunday...In December, we did a series on giving called “ENGAGE” where we challenged our people to end of the year giving, to increased 2020 giving, and to identifying a personal word for 2020.I honestly didn’t know what to...

Let It Be Jesus In Our Hope

Posted by Peter Lammé on

Hope is deliberately future-oriented. When we look into the future—What good thing is around the bend? What light is at the end of the tunnel? That’s our hope. Most of the time our hopes are small—hoping for a restful vacation or a season of greater blessing. And while these...

Let It Be Jesus As Our Focus

Posted by Steve Coward on

How focused are you on Jesus? During the Christmas season, it seems as though everything is battling for our attention... and often, Jesus gets none. In Luke 2, there is a man named Simeon, who seems to have a singular focus. His focus was on Nothing But Jesus. We are told that he was "waiting...

Let It Be Jesus As A Wife

Posted by Melanie Betters on

Proverbs 31:10 tells us that “a wife of noble character is hard to find. She is worth far more than rubies.” This chapter outlines a beautiful template of a wife who places high value on her relationship with her husband. We can see Jesus all over Proverbs 31. A wife who seeks to be...

Let It Be Jesus With My Friends

Posted by Tyler Schoenberger on

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends," John 15:13. In this verse, Jesus gives us the highest standard of what being a friend means - to lay our lives down for them. (And remember, Jesus not only said this, he actually did it!) Now...maybe in...

Let It Be Jesus In Our Anger

Posted by Peter Lammé on

When it comes to our anger, anger isn’t the problem. We are. Anger can be a great emotion. When anger fights for the right things—anger is exactly what we should feel. When we really let it be Jesus—we should get angry! We should get angry that we fail to worship Jesus like...

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