How Does Christ Bring Meaning to Our Lives?

Here’s the 3rd week in our “Curious about Christ” outreach, that our church in Naperville (Cross of Christ Fellowship) is hosting. Curious about Christ Week 3: How Does Christ Bring MEANING to our Lives? Introductory Thoughts:1. Why do we value having meaning or purp
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How Does Christ Bring us Back to God?

Here’s the second week for our “Curious about Christ” outreach, that our church in Naperville Cross of Christ Fellowship is hosting. In this study we considered the question “How Does Christ Bring us Back to God?” Curious about Christ Week 2: How Does Chr
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Curious about Christ Week 1: What Did Christ Think of Himself?

Our church in Naperville, Cross of Christ Fellowship, is hosting a 7 week outreach in Naperville called “Curious about Christ.” This is a course designed to help those who know little or nothing about Christ or Christianity learn about who Christ is and what he has done, a
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Living as a Christian in Naperville: Fixing Our Eyes on the Heavenly City

Augustine once said that every person who ever lives is a member of one of two cities: either the city of God or the city of Man (see “City of God”). The city of God is filled with those who live for king Jesus and have lives and relationships that reflect his values, goodness, and be
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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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