Letters from Pastor Chuck

Let It Be Jesus In Our Worship

Posted by Tyler Schoenberger on

Seems a bit awkward doesn’t it? You come to this place on Sundays. When you get there, they turn down the lights (and sometimes even have a haze machine with lights)! Then, a guy up front will instruct you to sing. All of a sudden, the intensity starts to increase. People start lifting up...

Let It Be Jesus in Santa

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Let it Be Jesus in...Santa???One of the things we don’t do at Reach Church is separate the sacred (Christian stuff) from the secular (worldly stuff). ALL of it belongs to God! All of it was created for our enjoyment!That is why we appreciate good art whether by a Christian or not.That is...

Let It Be Jesus In Our Joy

Posted by Steve Coward on

Several years ago, Sears had a marketing campaign at Christmas time entitled "Real Gifts, Real Joy." Sears plastered signs all around the store with this slogan. They were making an audacious claim. They were claiming that if you shopped at Sears, you could buy things that would bring real...

Let It Be Jesus In My Battles

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

When you are battling against lies and slander... remember, the battle doesn’t belong to you... it belongs to the Lord. And only he gets to say when the battle is over. And he doesn’t see what man sees... he is no respecter of persons so it doesn’t matter how...

Let It Be Jesus in Our Presentation of Him

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

This Christmas season you may encounter family members or friends who have wrong thinking about Jesus. Instead of making it your mission to correct their wrong thinking ABOUT Jesus make it your mission to help them KNOW Jesus.When you are acting as the thought police instead of making Jesus...

Let It Be Jesus In The Waiting Room

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Are you in the Waiting Room this Advent season? Waiting for God to answer a prayer or waiting for good news or waiting for an opportunity or waiting for God to bring a special person into your life?Many times it isn't the waiting that is stressful, but knowing how LONG the waiting will be...

Let It Be Jesus In Our Parenting

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Many adults, when remembering their childhood, cannot remember their parents ever saying, "I was wrong. I am sorry. Will you forgive me?"However, these humble words accompanied by actions, could be some of the most powerful words a parent can say to their children. Why? Because repentance points...

Let It Be Jesus In My Giving

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

The poor Innkeeper of the Christmas Story gets a bad rap.There have probably been hundreds of Christmas sermons using the Innkeeper as a negative illustration, “don’t be like the Innkeeper who said there was no room for Joseph and Mary…make room for Jesus in your...

Let It Be Jesus In Our Conversations

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

After hearing the angel’s announcement, Mary traveled to see her older cousin Elizabeth.What would their conversation center on? What was the “gossip” of the day?The center of the relationship between young Mary and older Elizabeth was Jesus which meant that the center of their...

Let It Be Jesus

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Elizabeth was an older woman who had yearned for a child of her own but had been unable to conceive until now. As an older woman…she was miraculously pregnant…not only pregnant, but pregnant with the long-awaited forerunner to the Messiah…she was pregnant with John the...

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