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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Knowing God Week 1 Discussion Guide

KNOWING GOD WEEK 1 DISCUSSION GUIDE Our church, Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville IL, recently started a 3 week ‘Intro the Christian Faith’ series for those in the community called “KNOWING GOD.” Here’s the leader’s discussion guide: KNOWING
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FOUR-Fold Focus for Cross of Christ Fellowship in 2018

FOUR-fold FOCUS For Cross of Christ Fellowship in 2018 (The following is a document we sent out to the congregation to share about what we are praying and working toward together in 2018) A FOUR-FOLD FOCUS FOR CROSS OF CHRIST FELLOWSHIP IN 2018 Another year is before us and under way.
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17 Highlights from 2017

17 Highlights from 2017 : Cross of Christ Fellowship Here’s 17 highlights from 2017 for Cross of Christ Fellowship here in Naperville: http://mailchi.mp/2e80aca95285/prayer-requests-and-update
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Hark the Herald Angels Sing SERMON

Hark the Herald Angels Sing SERMON Here’s the manuscript of a message I preached on the text of ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ at our Cookies & Carols service at Cross of Christ Fellowship in 2017: Cookies and Carols 2017 Message Before we continue singing, I want
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