The Lead Role

Pastor Matt Goodman
26 February 2014

“I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.” - Bill Cosby

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Let's build two!

Pastor Christoph Fehrenbach
10 December 2013

Being a Chicago Cubs' fan gives very little reason for celebration. Actually, this is the best time of year of us because we're fairly far removed from actual baseball being played and so my hopes for success are pretty valid. 

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Things I hate. Things I love.

Pastor Christoph Fehrenbach
3 December 2013

I've played sports my whole life. My involvement in organized team activities stopped in middle school predominantly because I couldn't be bothered with the rigor of practices, schedules, and other such silliness. I just wanted to play games. Somewhere between 1990 when I stopped participating in team sports and in 2002 when I started coaching different rec league teams, what I deem a nasty problem was instituted.

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You didn't know.

Pastor Christoph Fehrenbach
26 November 2013

Because we always have done, we often always will do.

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The station of occupation.

Pastor Christoph Fehrenbach
4 November 2013

Yesterday I launched our new series: Tis The Season - navigating changing times with an unchanging Jesus, and I drew out three "How's" that the author of Ecclesiastes throws to us because we are all in different seasons: husbands, wives, children, young adults, those who are searching, those who are determined ... the list goes on and on and on. I know even in my family alone, there are five very different seasons being navigated. We're tight-knit; we talk about everything; there are a lot of parallels, but we are in very different seasons - one from another.

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What is shrinking your God?

Pastor Christoph Fehrenbach
15 October 2013

Ps Travis Watson invested a great faith-giving word to us on Sunday. A great atmosphere and a wonderful response brought the gathering to a fever-pitch of receptivity to who God is, and how truly big He is in our lives on Sunday afternoon.

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Broken Filter.

Ps Christoph Fehrenbach
31 December 2012

Recognizing that Jesus has done absolutely everything for us is not a revelation we are to receive somewhere down the road of walking with Him; it is the all in all of being with Him: beginning, middle, and end.  But we tend to lose sight of that tender truth as we mix the American Dream (responsibility/performance thinking) with God's Gospel (dependency/obedient living).

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Notes on Newtown.

Ps Christoph Fehrenbach
17 December 2012

70 hours after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School I found myself driving to my school in Newport News in tears - once again considering the massive loss of life: hopes dreams, and normal expectations. My wife was preparing Asa, our six-year-old for school at DJ Montague as she has for the last year and a half but entirely differently at the same time. I know my wife and I have tearfully enjoyed time with our boys since Friday afternoon. We have hugged them harder. Held them longer. Been more patient. And though I understand those responses will probably not remain beyond a matter of weeks or months before we revert to some semblance of ordinary living and of our former emotional baseline - I know at the same time we will never be the same.

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A Letter from Pastor Christoph

Ps Christoph Fehrenbach
17 September 2012

Greetings Church -

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Planted: entrenched or enriched?

Ps Christoph Fehrenbach
11 September 2012

Beginning our journey of studying the book of Psalms for the next five or so weeks found us in Psalm 1 this Sunday.  It is a Psalm of many facets as are most, if not all, of the Psalms.  The openess, honesty, transparency - particularly the frustration, irritation, and broken hearts of the authors endears us to them and their writings because we can relate.

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