Pastor Charley to Preach on Day 1

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb, senior pastor of Johns Creek United Methodist Church in Johns Creek, Ga., is the featured preacher Nov. 4 and 11 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast.

Best known for his passionate Bible-based preaching, bright red hair, and spirit-lifting laugh, Reeb came to Johns Creek in July of this year after serving Pasadena Community Church since 2010. He was formerly pastor of Tuskawilla United Methodist Church in Casselberry, Fla. He has also served churches in Lakeland, Fla., and Atlanta and Athens, Ga.

Reeb, an Atlanta native, is a graduate of Florida Southern College and received an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He earned a D.Min. from Columbia Theological Seminary. He is the author of a number of books among them “That’ll Preach! Five Simple Steps to the Best Sermon Ever.” Coming soon is “Say Something! Simple Ways to Make Your Sermons Matter.” His work has appeared in “Preaching” and “Circuit Rider” magazines. He is also a contributing writer to the “Feasting on the Word” commentary series.

“Lose the Cape,” his message for Nov. 4, is drawn from an encounter between a scribe and Jesus described in Mark 12:28-34. Jesus is asked which is the greatest commandment.  “Jesus didn’t say let your judgment and opinions shine so that no one in their right mind would want to be a Christian.” Reeb says, “Unfortunately, that is often the reality. Too many Christians are known by their opinions rather than by their love for others.”

“Why Christianity?,” his message for Nov. 11, is based on John 1:1-9, 14. Reeb asks, “What would the world be like if Jesus had never been born? Ever thought of it that way?”

The programs include interviews with Reeb conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer.

“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for over 73 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, call toll free 888-411-Day-1 or check the program’s website, http://day1.org.

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