Living as a Christian in Naperville: Pursuing Our Identity in Christ

We’ve already considered how one’s location impacts one’s faith, and the blessings and challenges of living out our faith in Christ in Naperville. In the next two posts we’ll think about how pursuing our identity in Christ and keeping our eyes on the glory of the eternal city can help
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Living as a Christian in Naperville: 3 Additional Challenges

We continue our series “Living as a Christian in Naperville.” (To see the earlier posts, click here for our Introduction to the topic of how living in a location impacts one’s faith in Christ, here for how living in Naperville can help a Christian live for Christ, an
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Living as a Christian in Naperville: Considering the Challenge of IDOLS

Today we continue our series “Living as a Christian in Naperville.” You can find the introduction post here, and how living in Naperville can be beneficial for a Christian’s faith here. In some ways it is very EASY to be a Christian in Naperville: no one is physicall
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Living as a Christian in Naperville: Enjoying Naperville

I love Naperville. It is a beautiful suburb of Chicago. It is comfortable. It has a lovely downtown with almost every conceivable type of restaurant and at least 3 great coffee shops (Sparrow, Starbucks Reserve, Two Brothers). The city has annual festivals, well-attended parades, amaz
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Living as a Christian in Naperville: An Introduction

I am a Christian. I live in Naperville, Illinois.[1] What does this look like? How does the culture of Naperville impact my faith? This is what we’ll consider together in the following blog posts. I’m writing this mostly for my own soul. It helps me to think about topics as I write th
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Entrusted With a Child’s Heart

Entrusted with a Child’s Heart This past year our church, Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville, hosted a year long study called “Entrusted with a Child’s Heart.” It was the first year we tried it as a church, and we found that it was worth the time and ener
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THE Good News

The Gospel is THE Good News I have been preaching through the book of Titus at our church, Cross of Christ Fellowship. It has been a joy and seems so relevant to us in this season of life and ministry. Lately, one thought has been coming to my mind, as I’ve been reflecting on the cont
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Titus Sermon Series

TITUS SERMON SERIES Our church, Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville IL, just started a sermon series in the book of Titus. I’m looking forward to working through this letter and see how God uses it to shape, instruct, and encourage us. Here’s a link to the sermons: ht
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June 2018 Cross of Christ Fellowship Newsletter

June 2018 Cross of Christ Fellowship Newsletter Here’s our latest church plant newsletter in case you missed it: https://mailchi.mp/c04a792411d4/venue-search-mission-teams-hymn-sing-june-newsletter-cross-of-christ-fellowship
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How Vast the Treasure We Possess (Watts)

How Vast the Treasure We Possess (Watts) Isaac Watts wrote a hymn called “How Vast the Treasure We Possess.” I think the lyrics are wonderful and really reorient our hearts and our thinking in biblical ways. We’re going to sing it at our church (Cross of Christ Fello
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