Something Better Than Inclusivism & Pluralism

There is an approach to God and religion that is popular in culture today known as “pluralism.” In the name of “tolerance” and “inclusivism,” it claims this: no one can know what God is really like, and thus it is arrogant to claim one religion is correct others are wrong; our best ap
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The Indomitable Wisdom of Christ

INDOMITABLE: Impossible to subdue or defeat (dictionary.com) The wisdom of Jesus Christ is indomitable. No one and no situation can thwart it. We see this in the ministry of Jesus as various situations and opponents arise: the devil seeks to tempt and defeat Jesus (Matt 4); various di
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The Glory, Beauty, and Joy of a Life-long Love in Marriage

This past year I listened to “A Life-Long Love” by Gary Thomas. (This was a free audio book I received through Christian Audio (https://christianaudio.com/); this org puts out a free Christian audio book every month!). The book has some convicting and encouraging and reorienting lesso
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Welcoming Other Believers

Jesus teaches that we are to receive/welcome other believers into our lives (Matt 18:5-6). A generous welcoming attitude is characteristic of Christ himself, who welcomes us sinners into the family of God through His grace and by His blood shed on the cross. God Himself is the most we
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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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3 Ways the Gospel Changes Us

3 Ways the Gospel Changes Who We Are The truths of the gospel are STAGGERINGLY GOOD. In Titus 2:13 we see that Jesus is our “Great God and Savior.” He came to save us, we who wanted nothing to do with him. This saving came about as he “gave himself for us” (Titus 2:14) on the cross! W
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The Gospel Changes How We Wait

The Gospel Changes How We WAIT So much of our life is spent in waiting. Waiting to graduate. Waiting to find a job. Waiting for a spouse. Waiting for a child. Waiting for resolution in some situation. Waiting for something we hope will finally take place. What we wait for surely revea
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Beauty of the Gospel Gives Me Courage

BEAUTY OF THE GOSPEL GIVES ME COURAGE EVEN WHEN I FEEL UGLY The gospel is the good news of God’s saving love for us in Christ. It is the message and truth that God, who dwells in unapproachable light and is infinitely holy, loves us and has reconciled us to Himself in Jesus. We were o
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BEAUTY and the Christian Life

BEAUTY and the Christian Life Titus 2:10 gives us an interesting view on BEAUTY and the Christian life. In this passage, Paul has been giving instructions on how believers are to live out their faith (2:2-10) and here (2:9-10) he is specifically addressing slaves, urging them to live
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Whiter Than SNOW

WHITER THAN SNOW One image that Scripture uses to speak of the redemption we have in Christ is that of being pure or clean. The idea is that sin corrupts and defiles, but God in His mercy and grace makes us pure and clean again. We see this in Titus 1:15: “To the pure, all things are
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