Reach Church

Reach Church
A family scattered across the Seattle area, meeting weekly in Kirkland. Sunday gathering times: 9:30am + 11:15am at Lake Washington High School. Visit to learn more!

Dare to Double Down
Feb 16 • 41 min
Jesus tells us that his soul is troubled—but instead of stopping there, he doubles down on his relationship with God and says, “Father, glorify your name.” Megan unpacks this text and challenges us to show our cards, bet big, and invite God to rain his…
Launch Sunday
Feb 16 • 26 min
Death Leads to Life
Feb 9 • 44 min
Culture says it’s all about you. Christ says deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow me. In dying to ourselves daily we experience more joy than we thought possible.
Jesus, We Wish to See You
Feb 2 • 30 min
How do you “see” Jesus? In John 12, Some Greeks who were looking for Jesus stand out against the gospel narrative as unusual in the political landscape of the time. In a culture where there was separate “worship” for the Gentiles at the Jewish temple,…
The Gospel & Race: Change Us By Your Grace
Jan 26 • 40 min
When you are considering a difficult journey, you must know two things: why you must go despite the difficulty, and how to take your first steps.
The Gospel & Race: Martin Would Still Have a Dream
Jan 19 • 55 min
If Dr. King were alive today, we can assume he would rejoice in the progress that’s been made since his “I Have a Dream” speech, but he would certainly not turn a blind eye to the long road yet to be travelled. Sometimes God calls us to ditch the script…
The Gospel & Race: Reconciliation Costs Comfort
Jan 12 • 48 min
Pastor and humanitarian Eugene Cho joins us to kick off Part 1 of Reach United: The Gospel & Race. We can’t just talk about Samaria. Like Jesus, we have to walk through Samaria. Everyone loves the idea of reconciliation until we realize that…
Spirit-filled Purpose
Jan 5 • 41 min
God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere. Everyone gets in on it and everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit to all kinds of people! That’s how we get to be the church and reach the city.
Living A Purpose-Fueled Life
Dec 29, 2019 • 41 min
What if you’re already living into the purpose you’re searching for, and you just haven’t had the eyes to see it?
Christmas Eve 2019
Dec 24, 2019 • 25 min
Let Earth Receive Her King
Dec 15, 2019 • 36 min
It’s possible to be in the right place, at the right time, saying the right things, all with a heart that is far from God. We must know who the king is, and what we need saving from most.
When You Live a Resurrected Life
Dec 8, 2019 • 32 min
It is often forgotten that Lazarus ends up on the Chief Priests’ hit list after Jesus raises him from the grave. Apparently living a resurrected life makes you a threat to some. Live such a life anyway.
Worth It
Dec 1, 2019 • 42 min
The value you place on Christ will determine how you interact with Him. Watch how beautiful things happen when your affections line up with the value of Jesus. * this sermon of Rob’s is largely inspired by John Piper’s thoughts on the passage.
One Dying for the Many
Nov 24, 2019 • 35 min
When an unexpected source proclaims the most important part of the Good News, we are forced to answer a crucial question — “How will we respond to the irrefutable power of Jesus?”
Men’s Weekend Celebration
Nov 17, 2019 • 36 min
God’s “hesed”-Love is an anchor for our souls. It will hold us. Our response to that love is simply to take hold of it and embody it. Listen as Pastor Jason Chudnofsky and men from the our church reflect on all God did this weekend.
Same Family, Same King
Nov 10, 2019 • 43 min
Stop. Before you say that, or do that, or tweet that about your fellow Christian, remember you have the same father, and your foremost allegiance is to the same kingdom. Now carry on.
Created in the Image of God
Nov 3, 2019 • 49 min
What would change if you believed the truest thing about you is that you are made in the image of God? That ALL humans are? A lot would change. We’re banking on it.
Life Over Death (and it’s not even close)
Oct 27, 2019 • 46 min
Jesus raises Lazarus from the grave, and lands the first blow in his battle with death. The knockout punch will come soon after when he himself rises. Nothing will ever be the same.
A God Who Weeps
Oct 20, 2019 • 37 min
We so often forget that Jesus entering our pain is often part of the good news. We don’t just have permission to grieve, we are called to.
Even Now…Believe
Oct 13, 2019 • 50 min
Sometimes God waits until all earthly hope is gone to do his thing, so there is no confusion who is working. Jesus’ question to Martha is the same question he poses to you: “Do you believe?” Make sure you’re not holding back your “yes”.
Waiting, Trusting, Dying & Joy
Oct 6, 2019 • 41 min
If resurrection is true…if it’s really possible…if life can spring forth where only death has been…everything changes.
The Cost and Reward of Playing the Long Game
Sep 30, 2019 • 46 min
Our culture says that we are entitled to the things we want immediately and effortlessly. Jesus demonstrates something entirely different. To follow him is to embrace a way of life that will cost you everything….but will be so very worth it.
5 Things the Son of God is Saying to You
Sep 24, 2019 • 49 min
The closer you are to the identity of who God says you are, the more opposition you will face. Thankfully, our God is greater than it all.
Safe in His Hands
Sep 15, 2019 • 52 min
Plenty of things will come against you in this life hoping to separate you from the God who loves you. None of them will succeed. Your shepherd, your father is too strong for that.
The Good Shepherd
Sep 8, 2019 • 42 min
We are constantly overwhelmed by all kinds of voices. Thankfully, Jesus is eager to silence the voices that are not from him, and reveal himself as the one who can lead, feed, protect, and save us.
The 3 Words That Hold Up the World
Sep 1, 2019 • 40 min
Righteousness. Justice. Kindness. They might be all you need to know.
Do You Believe?
Aug 25, 2019 • 47 min
Jesus didn’t simply settle for physical healing for the blind man, he pursued him for his spiritual healing too. These verses show us that Jesus has a perfect record of finding the people he goes looking for and begs us to see ourselves in the story.
The Healed Man’s Testimony
Aug 18, 2019 • 38 min
The testimony of the blind man Jesus healed equips us for what to expect and what to do when our life-changing encounter with Jesus is met with skepticism, accusation, and rejection—both externally and in our own thoughts.
A Blind Man Healed
Aug 11, 2019 • 41 min
Jesus meets a man out on a walk with his friends and shows he can heal anyone, anywhere, in their body or their Spirit.
Evidence of True, Saving Faith in Jesus
Aug 4, 2019 • 37 min
Jesus challenges the faith of his audience by giving evidence of what true, saving faith looks like.
Don’t Die in Your Sin
Jul 28, 2019 • 49 min
Jesus pulls no punches when addressing those who do not yet believe in him; the stakes could not be higher. Still, he calls all of us to look to the cross and believe in the one we see.
I Am the Light of World
Jul 14, 2019 • 34 min
Jesus is constantly declaring who he is with the words “I am…” When Jesus says “I am the light of the world”, He is declaring His power to bring hope and healing to every bit of darkness in your life through His great rescue.
Receive His Grace, Sin No More
Jul 7, 2019 • 48 min
When Jewish leaders catch a woman in the act of adultery and bring her to Jesus, they try to trap him with two options. Jesus then flips the script (as he often does), showing the woman a third way of grace and truth.
The Gift of the Spirit
Jun 30, 2019 • 49 min
If you believe in Jesus, the Spirit will flow from deep within you. This is not optional, nor is it conditional. Are we open to allowing the Spirit to move in and through us in new ways? Are we aware of what’s at stake if we don’t?
True Identity
Jun 23, 2019 • 35 min
Jason Chudnofsky teaches on how to trust what God says about you more than what your experience or circumstances say about you.
Jesus Knows Where He’s From
Jun 16, 2019 • 37 min
The crowd around Jesus begins to wonder: “Could this man really be the Messiah?”
Get Jesus Right
Jun 9, 2019 • 46 min
A wrong view of purpose, power, or practice can keep us from having a true perspective of Jesus…which is the most important thing in the world. Jesus is urging you to see him as He truly is, and to experience his life-changing truth as you choose to trust…
Eyes on the Prize
Jun 2, 2019 • 43 min
We asked our friend, Jonathan Rainey to bring a message about the kind of church Seattle needs, and how Reach can play its role well as God does his work in Seattle. The powerful simplicity of what he said will encourage and equip you.
God’s Voice and God’s Timing
May 26, 2019 • 32 min
Jesus’ brothers reflect some of our own questions for God. Jesus models for us what it looks like to trust God’s voice and God’s timing even amidst the pressures of the world around us.
Jesus is Offensive
May 19, 2019 • 48 min
Many leave Jesus looking for easier words. The faithful are called to remember that only Jesus has the words of eternal life, and also to remember: Jesus was rejected, and if we follow him wholeheartedly, sometimes we will be too.
I Am the Bread of Life
May 12, 2019 • 46 min
Jesus says “I Am the Bread of Life. All who see the son and believe in him will have eternal life.” Just like the crowd, we hunger for the wrong bread. Jesus is the bread that will satisfy.
Storm-proof Faith
May 5, 2019 • 50 min
Storms of hardship are part of life. Jesus sees us in them, comforts us in them, and uses them to reveal how he is God, He is Good, and He is here
Not Enough + Jesus = More than Enough
Apr 28, 2019 • 45 min
Jesus is constantly inviting us into seemingly impossible missions for the benefit of those in need. How will we respond? Hopefully we will do so with trust and expectancy, placing our faith in the great Provider.
Welcome Home
Apr 21, 2019 • 51 min
When we consider the stories of the Prodigal Son and the Apostle Peter alongside each other, the same truth emerges — we are closest to home when we are closest to Jesus.
Living Out the Whole Gospel Together
Apr 14, 2019 • 51 min
Our friend, Eugene Cho lays out the very heartbeat of Reach by declaring a big gospel and inviting us to embrace both the Great Commission (make disciples) and the Great Commandment (love your neighbor).
“Does my life have a purpose?”
Apr 7, 2019 • 43 min
For centuries philosophers have been asking “what is the meaning of life?” Where are we to find purpose? What should we live for and die for? What if God’s great purposes in the world are to be adopted as our own? And what if the joy we long for becomes a…
Q+A: Jesus Satisfies
Apr 3, 2019 • 20 min
Questions are answered about this week’s sermon: “Is a fulfilled life even possible?”
“Is a fulfilled life even possible?”
Mar 31, 2019 • 42 min
Our culture is full of people who are both wildly successful and profoundly unsatisfied. For some reason we all buy into the lie that power, and performance, and excess, and indulgence will quench the thirst deep within us.⁣ And we all remain thirsty…
Q+A: Jesus Sanctifies
Mar 28, 2019 • 21 min
Questions are answered about this week’s sermon: “Can people really change?”
“Can people really change?”
Mar 24, 2019 • 57 min
For many of us, our most hopeless moments happen as we reflect on our inability to make meaningful changes in our lives. Addiction feels too strong, and fear too real for us to keep hoping to become something different, something better.⁣ What would…
Q+A: Jesus Sustains
Mar 21, 2019 • 24 min
Questions are answered about this week’s sermon: “Am I going to make it through this?”
“Am I going to make it through this?”
Mar 17, 2019 • 52 min
Everyone takes their turn going through hardship. If there is power to strengthen us for our journeys through dark times, surely we’d all like to know. Good news: Jesus sustains. He’s more committed to you than you are to Him.
“Can I be set free?”
Mar 10, 2019 • 58 min
Everyone is enslaved to something, and some things all of us are enslaved to. We need a redeemer who can remove guilt, alleviate fear, defeat evil, and conquer death. So, can we be set free? Yes, because Jesus Saves.
Please Come Home
Mar 3, 2019 • 48 min
Sometimes it’s important to pause, reflect on all we’ve learned, celebrate stories of God’s faithfulness, and agree together on the path God has called us to walk in unity for the season to come. This year’s journey to Easter will be different than any…
Making Space
Feb 24, 2019 • 51 min
The story of the Prodigal Son is really a story of a father who creates a space of safety, risk, and joy for his kids. Through the Gospel, God invites all of us into such a space. Our mission is to create such spaces for others.
Imitate the Author
Feb 17, 2019 • 52 min
The Apostle John is the perfect person to write a biography of Jesus. In his story we find reasons to hope and footsteps to follow.
A Snow Day Devotional
Feb 10, 2019 • 8 min
Happy snowy Sunday! There are no gatherings today, but here’s a short devotional to help facilitate a time of scripture reading and fellowship in your home. Discussion questions: 1. Have you embraced your freedom in Christ? 2. How much are you consuming…
When He’s Not the Center
Feb 3, 2019 • 44 min
What happens when Jesus is not the center of our lives? What are we to do when we realize He isn’t in His rightful place? This passage doesn’t just pose the questions, it provides the answers. He’s provided the map of how people get lost — it’s on us to…
Jesus Christ is God
Jan 27, 2019 • 46 min
It all comes down to this: Jesus is either God, or He’s not. If He is, He gets everything we have and everything we are.
Jesus-Centered Authority
Jan 20, 2019 • 46 min
Many avoid authority at all costs, believing that total autonomy is the path to joy. But the authority of Jesus is marked by love, and submitting to it with our entire lives is where satisfaction is found.
Jesus-Centered Rest
Jan 13, 2019 • 51 min
God commands us to rest so we can experience true rest in Him and His Gospel. Yet most of us insist on grinding 7 days a week. What does our refusal to slow down reveal about our hearts? More importantly, what joy are opting out of when we sidestep God’s…
Jesus-Centered Healing
Jan 6, 2019 • 46 min
Our theology of healing should serve everyone in the multitude — those who experience miraculous healing, and those who don’t.
Reflect / Act
Dec 30, 2018 • 36 min
Many of us will start pursuing goals and changes to start the new year. First, let’s pause and reflect on key things the Bible taught us this year to keep our hearts attentive to how God would have us plan ahead.
Remember Like Mary
Dec 24, 2018 • 17 min
Receive. Rejoice. Remember. Repeat. Just like Mary.
For Nothing Will Be Impossible With God
Dec 23, 2018 • 35 min
What feels impossible this Christmas? As we study the “first impressions” of Jesus in each Gospel, we see how his arrival shows us that nothing is impossible with God.
A New Way to Satisfied
Dec 9, 2018 • 47 min
In a tender encounter with a woman used to being on the fringes, Jesus reveals an incredibly important truth — the satisfaction we all seek is found only in Jesus….knowing Him, and making Him known.
Utterly Amazed
Dec 2, 2018 • 35 min
Ben Malcolmson, assistant to the Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (and husband to our very own Brittney Malcolmson), shares his story with Reach. Ben shows us that if we walk in obedience to God’s will, he will work great things through even small acts of…
A New Way to be Joyful
Nov 25, 2018 • 54 min
Within these verses lies the secret of life that no one sees coming — fullness of joy does not come from the pursuit and exaltation of self, but in the denial of self. When John the Baptist says “I must decrease, he must increase” he flips contemporary…
A New Way to be Saved
Nov 18, 2018 • 44 min
“For God so loved the world that He gave his only son…” These words are the most well-known in the entire bible for good reason. Believe them, and the result is eternal life.
A New Way to be Born
Nov 11, 2018 • 44 min
Jesus says we all must be born again. It is only through His life, death, and resurrection that we are able to enter the Kingdom of God.
A New Way to be Near
Nov 4, 2018 • 50 min
Our greatest good and deepest joy come through nearness to God. When Jesus cleanses and replaces the temple, he declares himself to be the only means by which we can experience life-changing closeness to our creator.
A New Way to be Clean
Oct 28, 2018 • 43 min
The first miraculous sign Jesus performs in the Gospel of John is spectacular at first glance, and even more profound as one looks deeper. As hundreds of gallons of water change to wine, we discover the new way change is designed to come into our lives in…
What Should I Do If I’m Depressed?
Oct 21, 2018 • 60 min
Dr. Gerry Breshears helps us get practical, using the biblical example of Elijah to show us how to respond to depression and anxiety. Includes live Q&A immediately after the message.
Building a Framework
Oct 14, 2018 • 55 min
We start our conversation on mental health by establishing a shared vocabulary, declaring shared convictions, and pointing to a shared hope.
Come and See Your Purpose (MISSION)
Oct 7, 2018 • 54 min
As we come face to face with Christ’s purpose, we also discover our own. We all want to witness greater things — that happens as we follow Jesus on his mission.
Come and See the Meaning of Relationships (COMMUNITY)
Sep 30, 2018 • 46 min
God is community. God invites us to community, so that we’d start communities.
Come and See a New Way to Live (WORSHIP)
Sep 23, 2018 • 47 min
Jesus calls all us to follow him, with all we are. A life of all-encompassing response is a life of true worship. Discussion Questions: How do you make an effort to be with Jesus? To become like Jesus? To do what Jesus did? What might following cost you?…
Come & See the Good News (GOSPEL)
Sep 16, 2018 • 47 min
Jesus is the Good News. In John 1 we see many names and titles attached to Jesus, each one enlarging our understanding of who He is and what He’s done. Come and See Jesus…every angle of Him. Discussion Questions: Which of the names/titles attached to…
Come & See What You’ve Been Searching For
Sep 9, 2018 • 39 min
The prologue to John’s Gospel is a masterpiece. When John introduces Jesus as “The Word made flesh” he is making a declaration much larger than one would initially realize. He is changing the way humanity thinks. He is changing the course of history. And…
Remembering & Obeying
Sep 9, 2018 • 16 min
As we wrap up our nine month study through Ephesians, it’s important that we remember what we’ve learned and take next steps toward obedience.
Sword of the Spirit
Sep 2, 2018 • 36 min
God has equipped us with the Sword of the Spirt to stand firm in the finished work of Christ.
Helmet of Salvation
Aug 26, 2018 • 42 min
Even if you know salvation is important, it’s very possible your understanding of it is way too small. Being saved is not just a past-tense truth — it’s the promise of change for the present, and the certainty of hope for the future.
The Shield of Faith
Aug 19, 2018 • 39 min
What is faith? How is it meant to be our shield? And how do we take it up?
Stand Ready in Gospel Shoes
Aug 12, 2018 • 29 min
The armor of God makes it clear that believers are called to “stand”, even in the midst of spiritual warfare. God makes our standing possible by providing for us the shoes of the gospel of peace–the only foundation that makes us ready for whatever may…
The Breastplate of Righteousness
Aug 5, 2018 • 43 min
Righteousness is meant to protect what’s most vital and central in our lives. But to understand righteousness biblically and embody righteousness practically there are 3 people you need to know.
Know Your Enemy / The Belt of Truth
Jul 29, 2018 • 47 min
Our enemy is dangerous, and our mission is great, so God equips us for the battle we find ourselves in. What’s at the center of God’s armor? The truth of who Jesus is, what He has done, and who He says we are.
Slavery Must Change
Jul 22, 2018 • 48 min
Paul’s words to slaves and masters in 1st Century Rome were paradigm shifting in every way. Those same words have more implications for our lives today than we would expect as we follow the great emancipator, Jesus Christ.
Our Families Must Change
Jul 15, 2018 • 45 min
The call to honor our parents and raise up our children has more implications than we think. With the Holy Spirit’s help, our families will be the most powerful thing the world takes notice of as we strive to demonstrate and declare the love of Jesus.
Our Marriages Must Change
Jul 8, 2018 • 49 min
Submission and headship are some of the most controversial words in the New Testament, yet they are central to the dynamics of a healthy marriage, and a joyful relationship with Christ himself.
What We’re Filled With Must Change
Jul 1, 2018 • 46 min
God says, “Don’t get drunk on wine…be filled with the Spirit.” Let’s dive in, shall we?
Our View of Sex Must Change
Jun 24, 2018 • 52 min
Why is sexual sin such a big deal to God? Is there hope for change in an area where freedom seems hopeless? If so, how are we to fight?
Out With the Old, In With the New
Jun 17, 2018 • 45 min
All of us are united by the universal need to change, to become the true selves God created us to be. We demonstrate we are all-in with this process as we check our heads, hearts, tongues and hands, and invite God to work change into our entire lives.
Grace & Gifts for Ministry
Jun 3, 2018 • 40 min
What are God’s plans to build up the church in maturity and unity? He won’t leave us to figure it out alone. He provides grace and gifts for every season.
Calling & Humility
May 27, 2018 • 27 min
What is “calling”? How do we live worthy of the calling we have received?
Experience God
May 20, 2018 • 43 min
We often settle for knowing more about God rather than experiencing him. We want a vibrant relationship — his goodness working in and through us, especially as an anchor for life’s most challenging seasons.
Yes, Through the Church
May 13, 2018 • 43 min
The Spirit of God working through the people of God is plan A for achieving the mission of God…and there is no plan B.
Devastating Grace
May 6, 2018 • 36 min
How does God work in a person’s life, and in a community’s life? He tears down, and he builds up.
Jesus, Our Peace
Apr 29, 2018 • 45 min
Stop looking at peace as a commodity to acquire. Start looking at it as a person to know.
Remember Who You Were, Who You Are, and What He’s Done
Apr 22, 2018 • 47 min
It’s no accident that a long section of Ephesians about unity starts off with a command to remember. Forgetful Christians do not experience true unity, and do not carry such unity into the world. We must be a remembering people…together.
By Grace
Apr 8, 2018 • 43 min
The way of grace can be expressed in three words: It is finished.
Easter 2018: From Death to Life
Apr 1, 2018 • 46 min
Jesus’ resurrection is good news—out of great love for us, he brings life into places where we expect to only see death.
Good Friday 2018
Mar 30, 2018 • 28 min
Before we can see the cross as something done for us, we must see it as something done by us. As we acknowledge the depth of our sin, we experience the fullness of His love.
Dead Man Walking
Mar 25, 2018 • 47 min
We all need to be reminded of who and what we were before grace came to bear on our lives. Then and only then are we able to truly rejoice in what Christ has done.
A Supernatural Worldview
Mar 18, 2018 • 52 min
Many of us view the world through the lenses provided by the culture we live in. To see Ephesians for what it is, to see reality for what it is, we need to make room in our worldview for an unseen realm, and unseen beings. As our perspective gets bigger,…
Know God (More)
Mar 11, 2018 • 38 min
Of all the things Paul could pray for his Ephesian readers (and for us millennia later), he prays that the Father would give us more of the Spirit, that we might know God more. In an ever-deepening knowledge of God we receive hope that can be found…
Our Guaranteed Inheritance
Feb 18, 2018 • 46 min
Far too many people are ignorant to the incredible gifts and blessing that are rightfully theirs as sons and daughters of the King. You have been given a priceless inheritance, and the Spirit is your guarantee that it will not be taken from you.
To Unite All Things
Feb 11, 2018 • 48 min
At the center of God’s heartbeat is his desire to see us experiencing unity — with him, and with one another.
Redemption & Forgiveness
Feb 4, 2018 • 40 min
Anyone can be redeemed. Anyone can be forgiven. Terrorists can become pastors. Sinners can become saints. Simply put, grace wins.
A Heart for Adoption
Jan 28, 2018 • 49 min
The words that lie at the center of the Reach family are Gospel, Worship, Community, and Mission. An understanding of adoption is required to live them out well.
Chosen & Predestined
Jan 21, 2018 • 40 min
The implications of these three verses have sparked much debate for centuries, but the simple act of reading them slowly and intentionally should lead us into awe. Simply put—he has made us family.
Every Spiritual Blessing
Jan 14, 2018 • 34 min
Praise. Praise the Father. Praise the Father who has blessed us.
Grace & Peace to You
Jan 7, 2018 • 48 min
It’s tempting to breeze through the introduction to a book or letter. But the truth within the first two verses of Ephesians is more than enough to change everything.
The Promises of God
Dec 31, 2017 • 40 min
If we can trust Him with the eternal, we can trust him with the present. What God says, God will do.
Love Came for Us
Dec 17, 2017 • 39 min
True love goes first, true love sacrifices. We see this in both the love that comes to us, and the love that goes through us.
Victory Came For Us
Dec 10, 2017 • 32 min
Jesus came to undo all that’s broken and twisted in the world we know, bringing victory and redemption to his children.
Atonement Came for Us
Dec 3, 2017 • 32 min
Sin does its best to separate us from God, but In Christ we find an advocate, our righteousness, and our propitiation. Simply put, we can experience nearness with God — and that changes everything, starting with us.
Light Came for Us
Nov 26, 2017 • 44 min
God is light. Behold the light, believe in the light, be changed by the light, so you might be the light.
Life Came for Us
Nov 19, 2017 • 42 min
An introduction to the First Letter of John: 1 . Jesus is real. 2. Only fellowship with Him and his people leads to eternal LIFE and fullness of joy.
The Hope of Heaven
Nov 12, 2017 • 39 min
A proper view of Heaven leads to a passion for the life to come, and deep-seated purpose in our lives today.
Judgement, Wrath, Hell, and Hope
Nov 5, 2017 • 42 min
One day you will stand before the judge. Are you confident as you consider what will happen on that day? You can be.
Jesus Is Coming Back
Oct 29, 2017 • 43 min
There are many implications of Christ’s return, but we must wrap our minds around this simple, wonderful truth — one day the fullness of his presence will be here…with us…forever. What emotions does that stir up in you? Your answer reveals much about…
People of the Nations, For the Nations
Oct 22, 2017 • 46 min
Throughout the story of God, his heart for blessing ALL the peoples of the earth is on full display. Our heart must reflect His heart.
People for the City
Oct 15, 2017 • 48 min
Wherever you are, be there on purpose. At the intersection of the Great Commission, the Cultural Commission, and the Greatest Commandment we find our mission — to be a church for the city.
People With A Message
Oct 8, 2017 • 48 min
The message is simple: There is enduring hope. For you. There is invincible joy. For you. In Jesus.
People of Generosity
Oct 1, 2017 • 43 min
The Gospel is the story of God’s generosity towards us. To follow Jesus is to commit to living out his vision of a generous life. Answering the call to give more of our time, talent and treasure is a matter of discipleship, and ownership.
People for His Name
Sep 24, 2017 • 43 min
Throughout the entirety of the scriptures God is consistently passionate about the glory of His name. Our lives should be characterized by the same passion. If we are truly people living for the name of Jesus, we will refuse to live for the glory of any…
Eat These Words
Sep 20, 2017 • 39 min
Brian was invited to speak at Northwest University on the scriptures—what they are, if we can trust them, and why and how we should read them.
People with a Role
Sep 17, 2017 • 32 min
You have a role in the story of God. You’ll need a new heart with new desires and a new power source to play it well. How convenient and glorious that God provides those very things through Jesus.
The Heart of Man
Sep 10, 2017 • 51 min
We show a 10-minute featurette from the film The Heart of Man and discuss its Gospel themes and stories with the writer and executive producer, Jason Pamer.
People of the Storm
Sep 3, 2017 • 44 min
Followers of Jesus should be known for the peace they exhibit in the midst of hardship and suffering, and committed to caring for others as they endure storms of their own.
People of Conviction
Aug 27, 2017 • 45 min
People of conviction are those who have been thoroughly convinced something is true, as evidenced by their actions, regardless of the cost. Such are the people God uses most to do His work in the world. Such are the people we will be.
People of Prayer
Aug 20, 2017 • 37 min
Why should I pray? How should I pray? What should I pray for? These questions are some of the most important we will ever ask in our walk with God. By exploring a key prayer at the dawn of the church, we look for answers to each of these, in the hope that…
People at the Table
Aug 13, 2017 • 45 min
Jesus invites each of us into a personal relationship, but He doesn’t stop there. He invites us into a family, and he saves us a seat at the table. It’s at the table we discover one of the greatest gifts He’s given us this side of heaven: each other.
People of the Word
Aug 6, 2017 • 49 min
To be the Church God has called us to be, we must be devoted to the Word of God. Our identity. Our joy. Our weapon. The Scriptures provide us all of these things if we are willing to read, receive, and obey them.
People of the Spirit
Jul 30, 2017 • 38 min
Too often the Holy Spirit is relegated to the back seat, and the consequences are significant, to say the least. To be the family of faith we have been called to be, the Spirit must take the wheel.
Gospel, Response
Jul 23, 2017 • 44 min
It the Gospel is really “good news”, then why do statements like “for God so loved the world” often seem cliché? Maybe we’ve missed the grandeur these familiar words aim to reveal. Maybe God’s love is better than we realize.
Jesus Saves
Jul 16, 2017 • 35 min
In a matter of a few days, Jesus saves us from our sin, he saves us from the fruit of sin, and he sends us out with good news for everyone.
Jesus Reigns
Jul 9, 2017 • 46 min
When Jesus shows up to Jerusalem just days before his death, the kingdom shows up with him…but in a way no one expected.
Jesus Cares About Humility
Jul 2, 2017 • 49 min
Through a series of parables, Jesus lays out a call to humility. Through his entire life and death, He demonstrates it. To follow Him, we must embody it.
Jesus At War
Jun 25, 2017 • 44 min
How far is Jesus willing to go to save us?
Jesus Sends
Jun 18, 2017 • 50 min
The call is to live sent. Know the call. Count the cost. Check your heart. And GO.
Jesus Heals
Jun 11, 2017 • 37 min
In the midst of our physical, emotional, and spiritual brokenness, Jesus desires to be our healer. But how do we maintain hope when healing hasn’t come yet? As we fix our eyes on Him, we begin to realize a greater plan is at work—one that results in our…
Jesus Calls
Jun 4, 2017 • 48 min
Jesus is calling you from something, to something, for something. The real question is this…are you ready to leave it all behind and actually follow Him?
Jesus Shows Up
Jun 4, 2017 • 47 min
Just when it seems all hope was lost… Jesus comes to fulfill the promises of God to His people. Good News is proclaimed to the hopeless, sick are healed, slaves go free. Things will never be the same. We will never be the same.
Faithfulness Through Trials
May 21, 2017 • 40 min
As we experience trials in life, the question often becomes, “Does God really have a plan in all of this?” Through the story of Daniel, we’ll see how the fruit of faithfulness results in God’s glory, and inevitably, our joy.
You Shall Know
May 14, 2017 • 39 min
Rightly understanding the wrath of God helps us to fully appreciate the unrivaled supremacy of his glory and the great cost he paid in order to ransom his people.
New Spirit, New Heart
May 7, 2017 • 46 min
If you struggle with having the ability or the desire to live as you’ve been called to, you have a heart problem. Good news: those who believe get a new heart.
Behold Your King
May 3, 2017 • 34 min
Your king is on the throne, and your King will get you home. Believe those two things and everything changes.
Rescue:Freedom Sunday - 2017
Apr 23, 2017 • 57 min
Two years ago the people of Reach raised $130,000 to build a safe house with Rescue:Freedom International in Central India. Those dollars built a new house that over 70 women and children now call home. We had the chance to celebrate the opening of the…
Easter 2017: Our Hope Is Found
Apr 16, 2017 • 35 min
Jesus rose from the grave. Yes, that’s crazy. But if it’s also true, it changes everything.
A King + A Kingdom
Apr 9, 2017 • 44 min
Through David the King, we get a glimpse of the King of Kings, who will make good on all of the promises God makes to his people throughout His story. To know peace and joy is to know the King.
One After God’s Own Heart
Apr 2, 2017 • 50 min
In between David the Victor and David the King, we find David the Outlaw. It’s in this unexpected, difficult season of his life that we learn what it means to be one “after God’s own heart”.
David: The Hero
Mar 26, 2017 • 47 min
Have you ever felt like you were in a battle you just couldn’t win? David’s fight with Goliath seemed hopeless, yet his victory proved otherwise—foreshadowing Christ as our ultimate victor.
The Legacy of Redemption
Mar 19, 2017 • 54 min
In the book of Ruth, God is hardly even mentioned. Still we see he isn’t intimidated by bad beginnings, is always behind the scenes, and invites the unexpected into a greater story.
Part 2: Is God a Genocidal Maniac? Understanding Violence in the Old Testament
Mar 12, 2017 • 60 min
This week, Josh Butler joined us and spoke on a different topic at each gathering, taking us through the topics of his book: “The Skeletons in God’s Closet”. Part 2: Many people struggle with the violence of the Old Testament, and particularly the…
Part 3: Is God an Obsessive Rule-Freak? Understanding Old Testament Law.
Mar 12, 2017 • 71 min
This week, Josh Butler joined us and spoke on a different topic at each gathering, taking us through the topics of his book: “The Skeletons in God’s Closet”. Part 3: We often hear “God can’t stand the presence of sin,” but is it true? Does God back away…
Part 1: Is God a Bloodthirsty Carnivore? Understanding Old Testament Sacrifice
Mar 12, 2017 • 56 min
This week, Josh Butler joined us and spoke on a different topic at each gathering, taking us through the topics of his book: “The Skeletons in God’s Closet”. Part 1: Many struggle to make sense of Israel’s sacrificial system in the Old Testament. It can…
The Promise Keeper: Joshua
Mar 5, 2017 • 44 min
God promised for hundreds of years that He would bring His people into the Promised Land, but the one who would lead them there has died. Will God keep His promise and bring them rest in the Promised Land? What about His promise to us? We find the answers…
The Provider In the Wilderness
Feb 26, 2017 • 52 min
God isn’t just mighty to save—He’s also faithful to sustain. The second half of Exodus shows how God provides sustenance, protection, victory, and presence as He continues the ongoing rescue of His people.
No Longer Slaves: The Exodus
Feb 19, 2017 • 44 min
The story of the Exodus is the clearest picture of the Gospel we will see in the Old Testament. Slaves go free, and God proves himself faithful (yet again).
He Is Holding the Pen: Joseph
Feb 12, 2017 • 52 min
There are many lessons to be learned from the life of Joseph. God is close in suffering. He is the author with authority over all things. He takes what is meant for evil, and uses it for good. Believe these things and everything changes.
He Changed Me: Jacob
Feb 5, 2017 • 41 min
Nearly all of our favorite characters in the Bible, while remembered for their heroism, walk with a tainted past. Can God really use broken, messed up people for His purposes? This week, we explore the life of Jacob—a man whose wrestling with God led him…
Know This Hope: Abraham + Isaac
Jan 29, 2017 • 45 min
The story of Abraham initiates God’s plan of redemption through a promise called a covenant, but it also points the future hope of a Savior. As believers we are called to trust in our Savior in order to know this incredible hope.
The Long Way Home: Noah + The Flood
Jan 22, 2017 • 49 min
After the Fall, the rest of God’s story is about two things: God getting His kids back, and the coming of the “He”. The story of Noah shows us humanity’s downward spiral, the horror of sin, and a flicker of hope right in the middle of the darkness.
Origins: Creation + The Fall
Jan 15, 2017 • 52 min
There are some common questions that all of humanity asks. How did this all start? Where did it go wrong? Is there any hope to be found? We find the answers at the beginning of God’s story.
What We Believe About the Bible
Jan 8, 2017 • 104 min
What exactly is the Bible? Can we trust it? Do we have the right books? What does it mean that the Bible has authority? Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary walks us through these important questions as we prepare to launch our year in the story of God.…
Know Your Role
Jan 1, 2017 • 46 min
Every New Year conversations swirl around the ideas of priorities and commitment. Jesus doesn’t pull punches when he addresses these things, making it clear that the cost of discipleship is high, but the rewards are beyond anything we can imagine…if we…
Generous Like the King
Dec 18, 2016 • 36 min
Jesus didn’t leave the reason for his coming a mystery. He explicitly declares why he came many times over in the scriptures. Investigating these declarations empowers us to live generously as He did.
Generous Gifts
Dec 11, 2016 • 45 min
Our ability to be generous is only driven by an understanding of the gift that Jesus is. When we receive him, know him, and follow him, we’re invited to be part of a generous kingdom.
The Generous King of the Margins
Dec 4, 2016 • 56 min
Jesus was born into a long line of unexpected, seemingly unqualified leaders. The good news of his arrival is for all people, even those who have been historically excluded. There’s room for everyone—for you—at the table.
A Living Hope
Nov 27, 2016 • 25 min
1 Peter reminds us that hope is not an experience to long for, but it is a person and his name is Jesus.
Narrated Story: Making All Things New
Nov 23, 2016 • 24 min
“Making All Things New” is a three-part story series, written in novel style, about how Sam’s life went from ruins to restoration. This is the complete narration, read in three parts.
Story Sunday - 2016
Nov 20, 2016 • 51 min
Jesus was a storyteller. He was also the hero in the most important story ever told. So we’re certain that story matters to Him. On Story Sunday we heard stories from our church family and discussed the power story has to transform church culture and our…
Making All Things New - Part Three
Nov 17, 2016
“Making All Things New” is a three-part story series, written in novel style, about how Sam’s life went from ruins to restoration. In the conclusion of Sam’s story we see Jesus building a “new city” among the ruins of his divorce and lost relationship…
Making All Things New
Nov 17, 2016 • 24 min
“Making All Things New” is a three-part story series, written in novel style, about how Sam’s life went from ruins to restoration. This is the complete narration, read in three parts.
Hope Is Calling You Home
Nov 13, 2016
The conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount reveals the heart of God—that of a Father who desperately wants His children to come home and is willing to call out the false paths, false prophets, false assurance, and false foundations that try to keep us from…
Making All Things New - Part Two
Nov 8, 2016
“Making All Things New” is a three-part story series, written in novel style, about how Sam’s life went from ruins to restoration. In the second part of Sam’s story, we find that love looks like pursuit even in the midst of betrayal. As Sam’s marriage…
Kingdom Relationships
Nov 6, 2016
For our final Sunday before Election Day, Jackie Hill Perry joined us as we walked through the words of Christ about how we are called to interact with our family under the king, those who oppose the king, and our Father who is the king. No judgment, no…
Making All Things New - Part One
Nov 3, 2016
“Making All Things New” is a three-part story series, written in novel style, about how Sam’s life went from ruins to restoration. The first part of Sam’s story illustrates how a rebellious kid ran as fast as he could away from God only to be found in the…
Give, Pray, Fast
Oct 23, 2016
Since God is after our hearts, He doesn’t just care about our good works, but also the motives behind them. When Jesus commands us to give, to pray, and to fast, He does so in hopes we will hand Him the parts of our lives that don’t belong to Him yet.
Show Something Different
Oct 16, 2016
Jesus has some counter cultural things to say about what we are to do with the two hardest types of people in our lives—those who do us wrong and those we call our enemies. What He says isn’t easy, but it gives us the key to perfection in this life.
Marriage, Divorce & the Gospel
Oct 16, 2016
Jesus leaves no rock unturned as he looks for parts of our lives that don’t fully belong to him yet. His words about divorce reveal how highly he views marriage, and how desperately he wants the world to get a glimpse of his love via husbands & wives.
Anger, Lust & Judgment
Oct 2, 2016
Jesus wants your heart—so he cares deeply about “invisible” things like anger and lust that try to fast-track you toward destruction and judgment. Sometimes hard hearts need to hear hard things, but the hope is bigger than the burden is heavy.
Salt & Light
Sep 25, 2016
Bring what is lacking. Preserve what is decaying. Dive into the mess. Illuminate the darkness. This is the calling we share.
Remember Who You Are
Sep 18, 2016
The Beatitudes serve as a flawless introduction to the Sermon on the Mount. They are a profile of what a community committed to living as citizens of God’s kingdom looks like.
Follow Jesus, Help Others Follow Him
Sep 11, 2016
Some things have changed, but what’s really important is what never will—the call to actually do what Jesus has called us to.
Jesus the Good Shepherd
Sep 4, 2016
Whether you realize it or not, you need a shepherd—someone stronger than yourself to protect you and provide for you. Psalm 23, perhaps the most famous of all the psalms, delivers the great news that God wants to be the shepherd you need.
Why We Sing
Aug 28, 2016
Worship is not about you. Only when we embrace the command to encourage one another and make much of God through song do we tap into the joy God has waiting for us as we sing.
Sweet Delight
Aug 21, 2016
We can find sweet delight in the good words of our good God in every situation of life. This psalm shows us how.
His Nearness Changes Everything
Aug 14, 2016
Out of the seed of envy, rebellion grows. This powerful psalm shows us how the presence of God makes true change possible.
Treasure Jesus
Aug 7, 2016
What in your life do you treasure most? In Psalm 63, David treasures God as though he is the difference between life and death, both the source and the focus of his joy.
In Christ
Jul 31, 2016
Our friend Adrian Wright, pastor of Anchor Church in Johannesburg, South Africa, unpacks the bigness of the Gospel, and shares several monumental gifts that are ours “in Christ.”
Rest in the Gospel
Jul 24, 2016
Edward Sumner from REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade), shares about the work being done to stop commercial sexual exploitation in the Seattle area. In a situation that seems beyond redemption, hope refuses to believe the voice of the dominant culture.
Giving Thanks and Thinking Straight
Jul 17, 2016
Krist Wilde, Pastor of Capital Church in Boise, Idaho, shares a message on the importance of thankfulness in all circumstances.
Race, Police & Hope
Jul 10, 2016
This Sunday we took time to address the sense of pain, anger and hopelessness surrounding the events in our nation. Brian and Steve are joined by Detective Jon in an honest conversation about race, police and hope.
A Foundation of Approval
Jul 3, 2016
If our identity is built on the approval of others, we will find ourselves vulnerable to rejection and repetitive heartache. Jesus teaches us how to build a foundation that sustains and satisfies.
Repenting Honestly
Jun 26, 2016
We all have a standard of what’s good and right, but what happens when we fail to live up to that standard? If “to err is human” then what do we do to fix it?
He Has Done It
Jun 19, 2016
An unexpected experience with the cross can change everything. Despite being written centuries before Christ, Psalm 22 paints a vivid picture of what Jesus endured on our behalf to secure our rescue.
Valley of Weeping, Oasis of Strength
Jun 12, 2016
When faced with a season of suffering, we can either lean towards cheap grief or lean into God. He will turn our valleys of weeping into an oasis for others.
Delight in the Law, Hope in the King
Jun 5, 2016
Psalms 1 & 2 are the introduction to the book as a whole, pointing us toward timeless truths to orient our very lives around.
The Secret
May 29, 2016
In the closing portion of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, we unpack two of the most popular verses in all of scripture and discover the secret of contentment in all situations.
The Peace of God & The God of Peace
May 22, 2016
In his addressing of a specific broken relationship between two disciples of Philippi, Paul lays out commands to obey, facts to believe, and promises to trust as we pursue peace in our lives together.
Stand Firm in the Lord
May 15, 2016
The Good News calls for us to live in a peculiar way—we are to be a people who make an impact in this life by focusing on the life to come.
By Any Means Possible
May 8, 2016
All Paul wants is to have the deepest knowledge of Jesus possible, by any means possible. Is that your desire?
There’s Joy in Owning Your Faith
May 1, 2016
Which of these is the core message of Jesus; falling in line or falling in love? Paul paints a picture for the everyday Christian that obeying Jesus is full of joy.
True Humility
Apr 24, 2016
True humility leads to true unity, which leads to God getting the glory He deserves and us getting the joy we long for.
To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain
Apr 17, 2016
There are a few verses in the bible that shine a light on the very heart of what a life following Jesus is to be about. This is absolutely one of those verses. “______ is life.” How would you fill in the blank?
Bold Faith
Apr 10, 2016
Would you expect suffering to bring about more boldness and a confidence in Jesus? Paul writes about a faith that grows even as he struggles with living out some of Jesus’ most difficult truths.
Paul’s Prayer, Our Purpose
Apr 3, 2016
In Paul’s prayer for the believers in Philippi we find our purpose as a church: To love Jesus, by knowing Jesus, and be changed by Jesus, for the glory of Jesus.
If His Tomb is Empty, His Promises are Not
Mar 27, 2016
God specializes in shining light into darkness and conquering death with abundant life. If he really has risen, there is always hope. Always.
Good Friday 2016
Mar 25, 2016
Before we can see the cross as something done for us, we must see it as something done by us. As we acknowledge the depth of our sin, we experience the fullness of His love.
Jesus Sends
Mar 20, 2016
Jesus sends his followers to go into the world to be his ambassadors of hope and reconciliation. God gets glory, the world gets healing, and we get joy.
Jesus Satisfies
Mar 13, 2016
Following Jesus isn’t just your ticket to Heaven and means to true change. Knowing him and being known by him is the most satisfying thing in the universe, because his steadfast love is better than life itself.
Jesus Sanctifies
Mar 6, 2016
Can people really change? Your answer to that question has more implications than you think. The very good news is that Jesus brings change into our lives — so we should know how He does it, and how to be all-in with the process.
Jesus Sustains
Feb 28, 2016
What if Jesus is more committed to you than you are to him? If he really is a good shepherd who never loses sheep, you can rest in his love for you — regardless of the darkness you’re walking through.
Jesus Saves
Feb 21, 2016
Jesus came to seek and save the lost — everyday people who need an answer for the brokenness around them and a hope for redemption.
In Seattle As It Is In Heaven
Feb 14, 2016
Brian and Josh kick off “Reach, Season 2” by sharing what’s changing, what’s staying the same, and how we will go deeper and wider in the years to come.
The Lord’s Prayer (Part II)
Feb 7, 2016
As we finish the Lord’s Prayer, we are reminded that God will give us everything we need for a life of purpose, and protect us as we step out to be a part of what He’s doing in the world.
The Lord’s Prayer (Part I)
Jan 31, 2016
The Lord’s prayer might be the most frequently spoken collection of words in the history of human language. But rarely do we pause to reflect on them and the power they hold. Perhaps we should try just that…
Stepping Into Paul’s Shoes
Jan 24, 2016
In our final dive into the book of Acts, we see the sovereignty of God, the faithfulness of Paul, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the continual spread of the Gospel…all the way to Rome. The big question: what do we do now? The big answer: go deeper,…
Simple Principles for Community and Mission
Jan 17, 2016
Paul’s final instructions to church leaders and friends he’ll never see again are a simple and potent blueprint for us to reflect on living the life of a disciple of Jesus.
True Disciples, Truth Faith, True Power
Jan 10, 2016
When Paul finally makes it to Ephesus, God has prepared everything for transformation to sweep across the province. Sometimes what seems like God’s “no” is actually him saying “Yes, but not yet.”
Do Not Fear, I Am With You
Jan 3, 2016
In Corinth, Paul makes new friends, makes new disciples, and receives an encouraging vision from Jesus himself. What does it all mean for us? We don’t have to be afraid…because God is with us.
How To Reach The City
Dec 27, 2015
While in Athens, which is similar to Seattle in many ways, Paul shows us what it looks like to engage, serve, and love a city engulfed in idolatry.
A Fuller Love
Dec 20, 2015 • 2 min
David wasn’t raised in a Christian home, and yet hearing about God’s love at a youth event changed the entire course of his life.
Crawling Forward
Dec 20, 2015 • 2 min
In a culture that tells Christians we have to do more to have purpose, Jake offers a gospel-centered perspective on what it means to live on mission.
God & Grief
Dec 20, 2015
Krista met Jesus as a young adult. Years later, the unexpected death of her sister would change her capacity as a Christian.
How Small I Am, How Big He Is
Dec 20, 2015 • 1 min
Throughout her life Amy defined herself by what she did. But once motherhood came on the scene she realized that defining yourself by what you do, wasn’t enough.
Even Good Kids Need God
Dec 20, 2015 • 2 min
Jason grew up as a kid who didn’t party and did his homework. He thought he was doing pretty well. A trip overseas changed all of that.
His Powerful Presence
Dec 20, 2015
The Incarnation is the foremost of God’s many declarations that he is committed to us experiencing the power, intimacy, and healing of his presence.
Model for Mission
Dec 13, 2015
The Incarnation is a model for mission, showing us that Jesus came for those who don’t have it all together.
Majestic Mystery
Dec 6, 2015
The idea that God would become man is crazy and scandalous, but also true and foundational to the entirety of our faith.
Eagerness And Examination
Nov 29, 2015
Paul and Silas are accused of “turning the world upside down.” Can the gospel empower followers of Jesus to really live that way?
Can The Gospel Actually Change People?
Nov 22, 2015
Paul and his friends encounter three people who need God’s grace. Can the gospel really change them? Can it change us?
Led By The Spirit
Nov 15, 2015
Feel like all the doors are slamming shut? Keep praying, keep grinding, don’t give up.
Why Does God Command Us to Tithe?
Nov 8, 2015
In answering this question, the scriptures reveal the heart of our Father, who isn’t out to steal from us, but rather to protect us from the things that are doing just that.
The Heart of Generosity
Nov 1, 2015
Jesus teaches that our hearts are found where we keep our treasure. Here’s the question: is money what we worship, or how we worship?
A Church About Grace
Oct 25, 2015
Before we can live sent, we’ve got to be clear about who we are and what we have to say. Our message is grace.
A Church That Equips
Oct 18, 2015
As Paul completes his journey, his primary goal becomes all the more clear; equipping believers for life and leadership in the Kingdom. This is not only Paul’s heartbeat, but also the heartbeat of Reach.
A Church That Repents
Oct 11, 2015
Identifying, destroying, and replacing the idols we worship instead of Jesus should be central in the life of our church family…and joyfully so.
A Church That Stays
Oct 4, 2015
For some of us, the call to mission is “Will you go?” For most of us, it’s “Will you stay?”
A Church That Declares
Sep 27, 2015
Sharing the good news of Jesus is the primary activity of a missionary. In Antioch Pisidia, Paul delivers a sermon that clarifies the gospel we are to believe and the gospel we are called to carry to others.
The Holy Spirit Sends Christians
Sep 20, 2015
The Holy Spirit sends Paul and Barnabas on the first missionary journey. Like many of us, they’re still rookies just learning to tell others about Jesus.
A People of Steadfast Love
Sep 6, 2015
It’s always good to pause and celebrate what God has already done before diving into what you hope he’s going to do next. Includes stories of God’s faithfulness, a financial snapshot of the church, a glimpse of what’s coming this Fall, and a call to be a…
The Gospel Brings Change
Aug 30, 2015
Our friend Ryan V. shares his heart for the gospel and it’s power to bring change.
Snakebites & Antivenom
Aug 23, 2015
Our friend Jevon Washington takes us through a story of God’s provision in the desert, and shows us the provision He offers us today.
A Church That Gets Things Right
Aug 16, 2015
The 2nd church in our history, Antioch, gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to give selflessly and mature.
Hard And Hostile Places
Aug 9, 2015
Steve Ridgway, former interim CEO of Open Doors USA, shares his experiences serving the worldwide persecuted church.
A Living Hope
Aug 2, 2015
Reach’s dear friend Adam Ramsey takes us the back of the book and shows us the hope in us, the mission in front of us, and the satisfaction ahead of us.
The Gift Of Repentance
Jul 26, 2015
It’s a gift from God. It leads us into fullness of life. We know it’s important. But most of us can’t define it, and don’t know how to practically walk it out. Let’s revisit repentance, shall we?
The Gospel Of No Partiality
Jul 19, 2015
In an increasing interconnected and global culture how can we be a people that welcomes anyone and everyone? What should be the underlying motivation that sends us out into our everyday spaces to befriend and love the other? How can two people from…
The Gospel Removes Barriers
Jul 12, 2015
In order for the Good News to be spread throughout the world to all kinds of people, Jesus must deal with prejudice in the hearts of his followers. God cares about race. We must care about it, too.
Disciples Do What Jesus Did
Jul 5, 2015
Do we really believe that Jesus is alive? Peter’s story helps to build our faith.
Jesus Can Save Anyone
Jun 28, 2015
The story of Saul meeting Jesus and the transformation that follows features a man who starts the chapter as a killer of Christians and ends it as a leader of Christians. No one is beyond the transforming grace of Jesus. No one.
The Gospel Of Adoption
Jun 14, 2015
National adoption advocate and friend of Reach Jason Johnson shows us the relationship between the gospel and adoption, and how we all have a part in God’s story of redeeming the marginalized.
Stephen Full of Grace
May 31, 2015
Scot Pollok, a dear friend of the Reach family, shows us the encounter of Stephen - an early church leader who shared the gospel and was ultimately murdered for it.
A Family Of Missionaries Who Serve
May 24, 2015
Jesus promised that His church would be a growing thing. So the question is this: how do we mature while we multiply?
Broken, Like Bread, To Feed People
May 17, 2015
The early church in Acts has a care crisis; our city does too. How has Jesus sent us to our neighborhoods?
You Can’t Love Who You Don’t Know
May 10, 2015
God uses relationship to usher hope and healing into our lives. He equips us to do the same when He sends us into our cities.
Seek The Welfare Of The City
May 3, 2015
God has a plan for us: to bless us as we work to be a blessing to the city He’s placed us in.
Costly Love, Priceless Joy
Apr 26, 2015
The disciples endure imprisonment and torture for loving their city. To be a church for the city, we must count the cost…and choose to love anyway.
A Church For The City
Apr 19, 2015
To be a church for the city requires true unity and radical generosity — 2 things that only come from the Holy Spirit.
Come Have Breakfast
Apr 12, 2015
Infintiely powerful, intimately personal. In a beautiful exchange with Peter, Jesus puts both his authority and compassion on display. If there’s grace enough for Peter, there’s grace enough for you.
Touch and See
Apr 5, 2015
Charles Spurgeon said it perfectly — “Let us not be too mournful about anything, now that we know we have a risen savior as our friend!”
Pray on Purpose
Mar 29, 2015
After being released from their night in jail, Peter and John pray with their friends. What and how they pray inspires us to examine the manner in which we approach our Heavenly Father in prayer.
Selfless Love vs Damage Control
Mar 22, 2015
Peter and John are arrested and brought to trial as the good news about Jesus spreads through the city. Peter follows Jesus’ example and displays a selfless love.
Your Jesus is Too Small
Mar 15, 2015
Regardless of the relationship you have or don’t have with Jesus, the reality of His vast love and power is bigger than your current understanding. So…how does your view of Jesus and His love need to be enlarged?
Walking in Jesus’ Name
Mar 8, 2015
When Peter heals a lame beggar, we get two glimpses of what it means to walk in Jesus’ name.
Devoted to Prayer
Mar 1, 2015
We have been invited into relationship with the creator of the universe, to converse with Him as often as we like. Incredible. So why do we struggle to take Him up on the invitation?
Devoted to Breaking Bread
Feb 22, 2015
In both the Lord’s Supper (communion) and ordinary meals, we see glimpses of God’s love. Jesus wants you to come to the table, and to pass the invitation along to others.
Devoted to Fellowship
Feb 15, 2015
True fellowship is not just Christians hanging out. It’s about participation, partnership, a shared purpose, and even shared possessions. A God who IS fellowship has done everything necessary for us to experience fellowship with Him and fellowship with…
Devoted to Scripture
Feb 8, 2015 • 49 min
Time for some unlearning and relearning. It’s not enough to just hear the Word. Our devotion is measured by our obedience.
A Gospel to Believe, A Gospel to Share
Feb 1, 2015
As Peter gives the first sermon ever, we are reminded that we have a gospel to believe, a Holy Spirit to be filled with, and that we can’t help but live out that good news.
Filled With the Spirit
Jan 25, 2015
The inauguration of the Church, God’s beloved family, the body of Christ, is marked by the coming of the Holy Spirit, in power, to unify and empower the followers of Jesus for the great mission before them. Things will never be the same.
Waiting on Purpose
Jan 18, 2015
The disciples are about to step into the grand mission that Jesus has invited them into. But first…they must wait. There is much to be learned when we observe how they wait.
To the Ends of the Earth
Jan 11, 2015
As we start our deep study of Acts, we zoom out to see the book’s crucial place in God’s big story, and learn about the Holy Spirit who empowers us to step into the role we’ve been invited into.
How Should We Pray?
Jan 4, 2015
Prayer is an essential part of life in God’s kingdom. Jesus teaches his followers how to pray - simply and specifically.
How Should We Pray?
Jan 4, 2015
Matthew 6:5-13. Prayer is an essential part of life in God’s kingdom. Jesus teaches his followers how to pray - simply and specifically.
Jesus Is Better
Dec 28, 2014
Whether life is going exceedingly well or seems to be completely falling apart, we have a God who has something better for us in Jesus.
Jesus Is Better
Dec 28, 2014
Whether life is going exceedingly well or seems to be completely falling apart, we have a God who has something better for us in Jesus.
Life in the Generous Kingdom
Dec 21, 2014 • 41 min
What does a life of generosity really look like? What should the people of the church do to become generous in every day life?
The Gospel Compels Us To Be Generous
Dec 14, 2014 • 45 min
Jesus tells his followers to love as He has loved them. Because of God’s incredible kindness, we’re compelled and equipped to be generous people.
The Gospel of Generosity
Dec 7, 2014 • 43 min
Most people have encountered the succinct gospel summary, “Jesus Saves.” We believe there is another: “God gives.”
God is the Generous King
Nov 30, 2014 • 44 min
God has blessed us with His very best in Jesus. Christmas is the perfect time to remember that we needed a Savior - and He showed up.
Love the City
Nov 23, 2014 • 46 min
Our Great Mission concludes with an in-depth look at God’s desire for his people to love the city and serve the poor in the scriptures. How has he equipped you to serve?
Bear His Image
Nov 16, 2014 • 47 min
There is no higher calling than the one God gives to his people; to show others what He is like — in all of creation, and in all of culture.
Go. (The Great Commission)
Nov 9, 2014 • 48 min
God has invited us into what He’s doing in the world. One question: are you willing?
The Same Spirit
Nov 2, 2014 • 32 min
Sometimes it takes a sermon with just one point to make something sink in. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us.
Declarations of Hope
Oct 26, 2014 • 44 min
Hope is a universal need — we all long for it. The risen Jesus declares that hope is in him, and that hope is available. * A note from Pastor Brian: In this sermon I refer to an article claiming that a first-century historical account of Jesus performing…
Jesus Is Alive
Oct 19, 2014 • 44 min
If the tomb is empty, His promises are not. We have a living savior — time to rejoice.
Jesus Died To Make Us Family
Oct 12, 2014 • 41 min
On the cross Jesus proves that he is willing to go to any lengths to make us sons and daughters of the King — so we can be loved like family, and live like family.
Your Gospel Is Too Small
Oct 5, 2014 • 43 min
The death of Jesus accomplished more than most of us realize. On the cross Jesus takes our place, cleanses us of our sin, gives us his righteousness, declares us righteous, and eliminates the separation between us and God.
Rescue:Freedom Sunday - 2014
Sep 28, 2014 • 51 min
We can’t get enough of these stories! Jeremy Vallerand and K.K. Devaraj share how Reach’s generosity is making real impact in India.
Jesus Died To Take Our Place
Sep 21, 2014 • 51 min
Jesus is mocked, crucified and killed, accomplishing His work at the cross once and for all.
Condemned King
Sep 14, 2014 • 48 min
Like the ruler who handed Jesus over to be crucified, we have a choice to make: recognize who Jesus is, or wash our hands of Him.
Love Speaks Up
Sep 7, 2014 • 50 min
Jesus stands before the council for an unjust trial. When we would have stayed silent, Jesus speaks up.
Betrayed & Arrested
Aug 31, 2014 • 51 min
As Jesus is arrested, both His great power and great compassion are on display.
Cup of Blessing, Cup of Wrath
Aug 24, 2014 • 40 min
In the garden, Jesus gets a glimpse of the horror waiting for Him in the hours ahead. Terrified as He is, He shows us He is as committed to His mission as ever.
His Love Endures Forever
Aug 17, 2014 • 47 min
Have you accepted the fact that God’s love for you is not dependent on your performance? Jesus foretells Peter’s denial and reveals to us that even in our worst moments, His love for us remains.
Jesus and Communion
Aug 10, 2014 • 43 min
Jesus goes way off the script of tradition. As He shares communion with His disciples, He shows the new covenant between God and us
Jesus and the Passover
Aug 3, 2014 • 44 min
Jesus shares the Passover meal with His disciples and alludes to His betrayer. In doing so, He shows us that God always keeps His promises.
Jesus is Better
Jul 27, 2014 • 34 min
Do you feel a genuine depth of relationship with God? A woman gives Jesus a precious gift and is ridiculed for her generosity.
Jesus Shows Us How to Give
Jul 13, 2014 • 38 min
Jesus highlights the incredible contrast between exploitation of the needy and giving out of sacrifice.
Jesus is the Christ
Jul 6, 2014 • 42 min
Have you ever waited for something for a really long time? Jesus further reveals Himself to the teachers of the law and to us as He references Himself in the Old Testament.
Love God, Love Your Neighbor
Jun 29, 2014 • 43 min
Sometimes life is overly complicated. Jesus simplifies things; explaining the most important commandments in all the Bible.
The Reality of the Resurrection
Jun 22, 2014 • 40 min
What does it look like to live in the present with eternity in mind? Jesus clarifies that there is in fact an afterlife.
Jesus Wants Your Heart
Jun 15, 2014 • 33 min
Teachers of the law attempt to trap Jesus. His elegant response puts each of us on the spot.
Jesus is the Cornerstone
Jun 8, 2014 • 32 min
Mark 12:1-12
The Authority of Jesus
Jun 1, 2014 • 40 min
For most people, the word “authority” has negative connotations. But authority is a good thing if the one who possesses it is good. Jesus uses his authority to serve, to love, and to empower disciples to walk in his authority for those same purposes.
Bear Fruit
May 25, 2014 • 46 min
Jesus has no patience for fruitless, empty religion. In this sequence of encounters with a fig tree and in the temple, Jesus condemns man-made efforts to cover up sin, and points to how, in just a few short days, he will fulfill the grand promises God…
Disciples Live on Mission
May 18, 2014 • 37 min
God uses his followers as the primary instrument to fulfill his mission to restore and redeem all of creation. As ambassadors of hope, disciples are now called to live day to day life on mission for God.
Disciples Grow In Community
May 11, 2014 • 39 min
As followers of Christ we are called to live in community just as God himself IS community. By looking at the early church we see an example of what a faithful community looks like and what we are to called to strive for today.
Disciples Worship Jesus
May 4, 2014 • 43 min
Humans are made to worship God, but our sinful nature has disoriented us into worshipping false idols. Jesus’s intervention allows us to remove our idols and makes true worship possible again
Disciples Believe the Gospel
Apr 27, 2014 • 57 min
How do we respond to being rescued by Jesus? By becoming a disciple of Jesus — and that begins with simply believing the Gospel.
Love Came to the Rescue
Apr 20, 2014 • 45 min
If Jesus rose from the dead, that means all of his promises and plans are true. It means that we have an everlasting hope that can bring us joy amidst trials and suffering. That is very good news.
The Triumphal Entry
Apr 13, 2014 • 39 min
Even though he knows that it will bring him his own death, Jesus intentionally enters into Jerusalem for the final time. Revealing that he always shows up for us.
Bridging The Gap
Apr 6, 2014 • 44 min
Through a passage in John, Jesus explains that the Holy Spirit enables followers of Christ to achieve things we can never do on our own. The Holy Spirit is the bridge that allows us to get to our mission as a church.
Followers of the Ways of Jesus
Mar 30, 2014 • 56 min
Guest speaker, Zac Gandara, shares his life story and ministry and then shows that being a follower of Jesus is so much more than just having the church experience.
Receive and Go Tell
Mar 23, 2014 • 43 min
Through the story of a blind beggar, Jesus shows there is no middle ground to Christianity. Instead we are called to receive Jesus’s healing and then immediately go and tell others of what we have received.
Jesus is Our Ransom
Mar 16, 2014 • 46 min
Mark 10:35-45. Through his interaction with James and John, Jesus reveals that his primary purpose for coming to Earth is not to be served but to serve — and to give his life as a ransom to set slaves free.
Jesus Leads the Way
Mar 9, 2014 • 39 min
Mark 10:32-34. Jesus never asks us to go somewhere he hasn’t first gone himself. In this passage, we see Jesus walking boldly towards his persecution and death.
Jesus and the Rich Young Man
Mar 2, 2014 • 55 min
Mark 10:17-31. Like the rich young man, we tend to worship our stuff instead of God, but Jesus shows us that in order to inherit eternal life we must place our trust in him alone.
Childlike Faith
Feb 23, 2014 • 39 min
Mark 10: 13-16. Jesus tells us in order to receive the kingdom of God we must go to him with child like faith and live in complete dependency on him.
Jesus is the Lord of Marriage
Feb 16, 2014 • 48 min
Through an encounter with Pharisees, Jesus shows that the institution of marriage is not primarily for us, but to display the Gospel and the sacrificial love he has for us.
Jesus is Committed to His Children
Feb 9, 2014 • 43 min
Jesus shows his disciples what lengths he will go to keep his children and in response to the consequences of sin, what lengths we should go to get the sin out our own lives.
Jesus’ Team Isn’t Just for “Pros”
Feb 2, 2014 • 48 min
Jesus challenges his disciples to realize God’s work is being done by a much larger team than they thought. The same is true for us.
The Prodigal Son
Jan 26, 2014 • 43 min
NY Times bestselling author and friend of Reach Jeff Bethke shares the story of the Prodigal Son and the incredible grace of God.
Serve Like Jesus
Jan 19, 2014 • 49 min
What’s the greatest lie ever told? Life is a story about you. How do you stop believing it? SERVE.
Jesus Heals Our Unbelief
Jan 12, 2014 • 52 min
Just another healing story? Hardly. Jesus helps a desperate father find faith, and reminds his disciples (and us) that without connection to God, we can do nothing.
Jesus is God, Listen to Him
Jan 5, 2014 • 43 min
In this encounter, Jesus reveals his identity as God and King to Peter and John.
Who Do You Say that I Am?
Dec 15, 2013 • 52 min
The disciples have seen what Jesus is all about, now he asks point blank: “Who do you say I am?”
Jesus Gives Sight to the Blind
Dec 8, 2013 • 51 min
Jesus’ encounter with a blind man is an amazing miracle and a perfect example of who Jesus is and what he does. He gives light.
Faith, Doubt, Jesus.
Dec 1, 2013 • 39 min
Jesus has encounters with two groups that doubt in different ways. Jesus gives us everything we need, even faith.
Jesus Has Patience With Us
Nov 24, 2013 • 50 min
What have you forgotten about Jesus? Jesus shows his patience with us by willingly repeating himself in order to remind us of what he has already done.
Jesus Makes Deaf People Hear
Nov 10, 2013 • 49 min
Jesus has an incredible encounter with a man who is deaf and mute. Maybe there’s hope for those of us who struggle to hear from God and speak for God.
Jesus Can Make Anyone Clean
Nov 3, 2013 • 48 min
Jesus doesn’t look at human status, but at human need. Even the most unclean can come to Jesus and be made clean. That’s VERY good news.
What Makes Us Unclean?
Oct 27, 2013 • 48 min
Jesus challenges self-righteous religious leaders and makes it clear that rituals can’t make you clean. If the law isn’t good news, then what is?
Missional Community
Oct 20, 2013 • 66 min
God the Missionary
Oct 13, 2013 • 47 min
God’s story is about a mission to make himself known to the people he loves. As he is a missionary, his people are called to his mission.
Worship is Our Response
Oct 6, 2013 • 36 min
The Gospel is the greatest gift that we could imagine. So, how should we respond? Worship is a whole-life response.
Jesus Walks on Water
Sep 15, 2013 • 44 min
Jesus has a moment of solitude in this famous story where he reconfirms to his disciples that he is near and aware of their needs.
Not Enough + Jesus = More Than Enough
Sep 8, 2013 • 27 min
Though he’s going through a terrible day, Jesus feeds over 5,000 people in one of his most well-known miracles.
Jesus is Enough
Sep 1, 2013 • 49 min
In the days leading up to John the Baptist’s murder, we get a glimpse of dialogue that help us to understand what the gospel is all about.
Jesus Sends Us Pt. 2
Aug 25, 2013 • 36 min
We live as communities on mission because Jesus has sent us out to proclaim the good news of the creator, the cross, and the resurrection.
Jesus Sends Us Pt. 1
Aug 18, 2013 • 43 min
Jesus sends his friends out to spread the message of the Kingdom of God. The thing is, they are massively under-qualified.
Jesus Raises a Dead Girl to Life
Aug 4, 2013 • 45 min
Jesus does the impossible - he brings a dead girl back to life. Jesus changes the sounds of mourning into awe and celebration.
Jul 21, 2013 • 36 min
Guest speakers Rob Garey & Jeremy Vallerand, read Mark 5:1-21 and give us incredible perspective on modern day rescue around the world.
Jesus Sets a Man Free
Jul 14, 2013 • 43 min
Jesus sets a man free who has been tormented by demons. Jesus uses his surpassing power to free people.
Jesus Calms the Storm
Jul 7, 2013 • 43 min
The disciples are filled with awe when Jesus calms a storm that is sure to drown them. Are you in a storm?
Guest Preacher: Zac Gandara
Jun 30, 2013 • 55 min
Pastor Brian sits down with Zac Gandara for a Q & A about the transformation God has brought about in his life.
A Seed Growing
Jun 16, 2013 • 30 min
Jesus talks about how the Kingdom of God keeps growing even when we don’t understand it.
A Lamp Under a Basket
Jun 9, 2013 • 42 min
Do you feel like the world you live in is a dark place? Jesus tells his disciples about light shining in the darkness.
Parable of the Sower
Jun 2, 2013 • 48 min
Jesus tells a short story to describe the condition of the human heart. Do you identify with the people Jesus describes?
This Changes Everything: Wrap Up
May 26, 2013 • 37 min
So, Jesus is alive and we’re called to live on mission with him. How did they do it when the church first began?
Jesus Makes Us Family
May 19, 2013 • 41 min
Jesus had a biological family, just like we do. Our families point to the greater truth of God’s family.
Jesus Offers Scandalous Forgiveness
May 12, 2013 • 33 min
Can you do anything so awful God won’t forgive you? Jesus explains that he came to forgive us of everything.
Worship is a Response
May 5, 2013 • 34 min
What do you worship? Like it or not, you’re likely worshipping something today. For followers of Jesus, worship is a full-life response to the gospel.
Jesus Calls and Sends Us
Apr 28, 2013 • 41 min
As crowds continue to press Jesus around his region, he begins to call a few followers to know him better and to go out to live as he lives.
Jesus Gives Us Rest
Apr 14, 2013 • 44 min
Are you tired?Jesus says that he has all authority… and he wants to use that authority to give us rest.
Jesus Makes Us New
Apr 7, 2013 • 43 min
Jesus tells two short stories to explain that new life can’t be held in the old container of a past way of life.
Jesus Loves Sinners
Mar 24, 2013 • 37 min
Jesus invites the most hated and outcast person in his society to eat with him. Would he invite you to eat, too?
Jesus Forgives
Mar 17, 2013 • 44 min
In one of the most unexpected stories of Mark, the friends of a paralyzed man bring him to Jesus to be healed. Check out Jesus’ response.
Jesus Prays
Mar 3, 2013 • 48 min
Jesus himself prays; teaching us how to pray and that we certainly need to pray if we mean to worship God with our daily lives.
Jesus Makes Us Clean
Mar 3, 2013 • 45 min
Jesus cleanses a man suffering from leprosy; the most outcasted person of his society.
Jesus Heals
Feb 24, 2013 • 37 min
Jesus heals people and word begins to spread. The question is, can Jesus heal you?
Jesus Suffers
Feb 3, 2013 • 44 min
Suffering has the uncanny ability to reveal the joy of trusting in Jesus and the misery of trusting in anything else.
Jesus Revealed
Jan 27, 2013 • 39 min
This passage from Mark chapter 1 is loaded! Jesus is baptized, we get a glimpse of the Trinity and John the Baptist tells us that Jesus is the Messiah.
Jesus Foretold
Jan 20, 2013 • 39 min
Listen to Week 1 of First Things First, a series all about the story of Jesus from the Book of Mark.