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Why Preach Through Entire Books of the Bible?

By Rob Rienow - 23rd March 2014

In our church (www.gfc1.org) we have been preaching through the book of Acts. We have been in this preaching series for more than 18 months. 18 months??!! In...

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Time for a Challenge

By Rob Rienow - 24th February 2014

In our home, turning 13 is a big deal. We view it, in some ways, as the transition from childhood to adulthood. In centuries past this was more...

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A Blog for Teens: How to Honor Your Parents

By Rob Rienow - 1st January 2014

How to Honor Your Parents Few commandments in the Bible strike more fear into teenagers than, “honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12). To make matters worse,...

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A Savior Is Born!

By Rob Rienow - 24th December 2013

Merry Christmas! I imagine you are familiar with the story of Santa Claus. As the story goes, Santa has a list. He checks it twice. On his list there are two...

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Ducking Phil Robertson

By Rob Rienow - 19th December 2013

By now you have likely seen the news – Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, shared in an interview with GQ Magazine that it was...

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My Friend Needs Your Help

By Rob Rienow - 13th November 2013

Dear friends, I am writing to ask you to help one of my friends. His name is Christian Carlson (married to Rebekah), and he serves as Family Pastor...

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The Big Problem in Family Ministry

By Rob Rienow - 9th November 2013

If you have a passion for youth or children’s ministry you have no doubt heard the call to return to the early church’s model of “family ministry.” Keep...

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A Unique Parenting Seminar Coming to Chicagoland

By Rob Rienow - 6th October 2013

I want to invite you to join me Saturday morning, November 16th, from 830-1000am at Wheaton Academy in West Chicago, IL for a unique parenting seminar. This seminar...

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Do We Really Need Para-Church Organizations?

By Rob Rienow - 27th September 2013

Have you ever wondered where hospitals came from? Christian men and women put their money together and built them. Why are there organizations like the Red Cross and...

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Changing Your Family Legacy

By Rob Rienow - 19th September 2013

Changing Your Family Legacy The mission of parenting is overwhelming. As a father of six, with a baby on the way, sometimes I feel like my wife and...

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