Letters from Pastor Chuck

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...

Let It Be Jesus In Our Grief

Posted by Steve Coward on

While the Christmas season is an incredibly joyous time of year, for many, it can also be a very difficult time. For many, it is a reminder of family members with whom they are no longer able to enjoy Christmas. In Luke 2 we meet a woman named Anna who knew grief well. She married her husband...

Let It Be Jesus In Our Solitude

Posted by Tyler Schoenberger on

In a culture of screens, constant entertainment, and overloaded schedules, solitude is something that we rarely find ourselves having; but, when we do find those rare moments of solitude, where do our minds go? The irony of our solitude is that we are rarely ever "alone." We fill our minds with...

Let It Be Jesus As A Coworker

Posted by Peter Lammé on

The more and more we live in the world of Nothing But Jesus—where the work of Jesus and the love of Jesus is ultimate, the more and more foreign the working world can. We enter a place where we are judged by our works—not those of Jesus. Every workplace is ruled by a law—the...

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...

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