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Weekly Reflections

                 by Chris Goldman 

                                         ~ Pastor, NWChurch

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Current Series

Our summer sermon series asks this question: If you had walked in the Garden of Eden and had the choice of the Tree of Life or the Tree of Knowledge, which would you choose? Humanity too often chooses knowledge over life.

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Weekly Thoughts . . .

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A Special Request
September 16th, 2022
Friday Email - September 16, 2022 September 24 - Congregational MeetingLast year – on the first week of November – we were invited to a congregational meeting to give input about growing younger, stronger, and more diverse as we seek to increase our transformational impact through God’s love. That led to a congregational Strategic Team who came back to the elders with the eight recommendations sha...
WAIT and Renew
September 9th, 2022
Friday email - September 9, 2022 Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up featured our American complaints about the “waiting room.” Why? Because it’s very name indicates we will have to wait. And I believe this is a true statement: We’re not good at waiting! Our world is designed for speed and hurry. We typically view waiting as a waste of time. When our son traveled to Uganda an invitation was extended to “sit...
Simple Obedience & Enjoyment Makes the Difference
August 12th, 2022
Friday email - August 12, 2022 Complexity or simplicity? In general, which way do you lean?When it comes to writing and communication, simplicity is very complex. Cutting words, creating clarity, and making it simple takes work and intentionality. Complexity can happen by accident. Simplicity demands focus. This is true in life as well.During the past two years, simplicity was forced on many of us...
Living That Leads to Learning
July 29th, 2022
Friday Email - July 29, 2022 Text: Ecclesiastes 2:2-3, 9:13-10:1; 11:7-10 “Do you know why old men need young men,” the elder (not from NWC) asked me.“Truthfully, I’m not sure,” I replied.“Old men need young men to fight their battles. Young men believe they are invincible. Old men know they are mortal.”That conversation took place when I was about 35 years old, and led my thoughts in an unexpecte...
The Building Blocks of Abundant Living
July 21st, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022 Despair is the opposite of hope. God’s people are spiritually designed to be bearers of hope. Not a cheap hope based on happy circumstances, but a deep hope based on conviction in Christ. However, we can find ourselves equating a hopeful disposition with a happy disposition.One misunderstanding people have is that people of faith shouldn’t talk about or process deep despair (...