When is the last time you spoke the name of Jesus over someone? Has God ever asked you to do something radical like walk away from the Church for a year to rediscover him? In today’s episode, we feature a remarkable story followed up by an uncomfortable challenge surrounding our “priesthood” from Jesse Reeves. He’s a church planter and a prolific songwriter with hundreds of titles to his name including How Great Is Our God, Lord I Need You, Indescribable, Our God, I Speak Jesus, and a bunch more.
He bases his challenge on this verse from 1 Peter.
I Peter 2:9-10 says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
It’s important to note that both Jesse and all of us here at Authentic Media and Worship Leader are massive fans and supporters of the local church. Please listen to this episode through the filter of iron sharpens iron and don’t be afraid to reevaluate the status quo. After hearing this episode we challenge you to pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and just see what God says. We are rooting for you and believe in local bodies of Believers living out the way of Jesus in the community.
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Who is Jesse Reeves?
Jesse Reeves is a songwriter, musician, church planter, and father. As a songwriter (with BEC Worship), he has co-written several songs that are sung in the church around the world today including “How Great is Our God,” “Our God,” “I Will Rise, “Lord, I Need You,” and more. As a musician, Jesse spent 17 years leading worship, touring, and playing bass guitar in the Chris Tomlin Band. As a church planter, Jesse and his wife, Janet, have been a part of planting The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Tx, and Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He and Janet have four children and live in Austin, Tx, where they pastor a network of house churches called KingsPorch.