Letters from Pastor Chuck

Officer Candidate Respond to Nothing But Jesus!

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

In the coming weeks, at both campuses, we will be introducing several candidates for elder and for deacon. We will vote on these candidates at a congregational meeting we will hold on Sunday, September 29, at our Summit Bridge Road Campus. We are so excited to add these individuals to our...

Astonished

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

The Apostle Paul wrote his earliest letter to a group of churches that he had planted in a region,  not a city, called Galatia, to express his astonishment that they had wavered from living out their faith through the power of Nothing But Jesus.  Paul heard that there was a group of...

Nothing But Jesus at VBS

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Summer of 1982. Little league. Pool parties. Fourth of July fireworks. And...Vacation Bible School.  VBS must have started at 6 in the morning and ended at 7 at night. My Uncle Ted, my Dad’s brother, dressed up as a gorilla. There was also a home video of a space shuttle...

Staying Power

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The songs, the testimonies, the sermon, and the unique combination of worshipers create a worship experience. The best experiences are those that come back to you during the week. Sermons that provoke deep thoughts later on, songs you can’t stop singing, and worshipers who encouraged you...

Unburnt, Unsinged, and Unsmelly

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On Sunday, I shared with our congregation that I was “burdened”. I shared that the key to being unburdened is found in Nothing But Jesus (always the answer). Matthew 11:28-30 is where Jesus unburdens us...”come to me all who are weak and heavy laden and I will give you...

In The Meanwhile

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Are you in a place where it is difficult to understand God’s plan for you? Consider Joseph...one of the main characters of the book of Genesis... Joseph was his father’s favorite son. Joseph was a vivid dreamer. Joseph had his whole life in front of him.  As a...

Hallelujah from Here Below

Posted by Tyler Schoenberger on

We are manufacturers of perfection, aren't we? If you don't believe me, go ahead and look at your social media page - it's really your highlight reel of "perfection." I think we would all admit that we "aren't perfect," and yet what we put out, both on social media and in our everyday lives...

Holy Saturday Devotion

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Yesterday morning I was scrolling through social media, and just like every other Good Friday, one of the very first posts was a meme, “it’s Friday, but Sunday is coming! Yee-haw!” I get it. But it was 5:45 in the morning. Good Friday wasn’t even 6 hours...

Good Friday Devotion

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

I had major back surgery ten years ago. They cut me through the stomach, fused the vertebrae, and closed me up. My body reacted against the trauma by throwing multiple life-threatening blood clots to my lungs. In other words, the process of recovering from the original wound almost killed...

A New Song

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I love the classics. I’ve performed them. They run through my veins. I’ve played four part fugues of Bach. Concertos of Mozart. Sonatas of Beethoven. Etudes of Chopin. I’ve conducted choruses from Handel’s Oratorio, “Messiah,” and have taught singers how to...

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