Letters from Pastor Chuck

Let It Be Jesus In Our Parenting

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Let It Be Jesus In My Love for Scripture

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This Advent season...Let it Be Jesus in my love for the Scriptures.In response to the angel’s announcement that she was pregnant with the Son of God, Mary didn't say, "I am the Lord's servant...I will figure it out." Mary said, "I am the Lord's servant...may it be to me as you have said...

Let It Be Jesus In My Worries

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Last week, my wife Melanie and I attended one of our Reach Groups, and everyone there, including us, expressed significant prayer needs that were riddled with worry.Melanie shared with the group that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was likely a 13 or 14 year old girl who lived in an ancient...

Let It Be Jesus As A Husband

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Let it Be Jesus...in your role as a husband!While the Apostle Paul issued a difficult and controversial command to wives related to submitting to their husbands, he saved the most difficult command for husbands when he wrote in Ephesians 5, "husbands love your wives just as Jesus loved the...

Let It Be Jesus In Our Prayer Lives

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Let it Be Jesus...in our Prayer Lives.The Law of God doesn't require that you "pray three times a day" or "pray early in the morning" or "pray long prayers". The Law of God requires far more...it requires you to "pray without ceasing" (I Thess. 5:17). This means to pray all the time, from...

Preach Jesus

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I love that Stephen doesn't even respond to the charge against him.  Instead of responding, he preaches Jesus.  Stephen was the "little guy".  He comes out of nowhere. He was a deacon...a helper.  God uses the weak things to shame the strong and the foolish things to shame...

DOUBLE DOWN

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Reachmen, Reachettes and Little Reachers,  I CAN’T WAIT!! GET HERE EARLY AND DON’T MISS EVEN ONE SECOND OF WORSHIP!  Last Sunday, I began unpacking “the plan for the coming year” at Reach Church, but I ran out of time and I wasn’t able to share...

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