Another year is wrapping up for us at Cross of Christ Fellowship, our church in Naperville. It has been a year of PAIN and JOY. If you would like to learn more, and about how you can help us click here.
This Saturday, from 6-8, Cross of Christ Fellowship, our church in Naperville, is hosting Cookies & Carols. We’ll be meeting at the Old Stone Church (14 S Washington St.), which is where we host Sunday morning worship services. It will be an evening of singing carols, considering the meaning of Christmas, and eating cookies. We’ll be collecting grocery store gift cards and children
(I write this reflection mostly for my own heart, but hope others can be encouraged by it too. I think it’s something we who are Christians need to remind ourselves often as we live out our faith in Christ while living in suburbia. Especially the nice suburbs [like Naperville, where I live!]). We all Live for a Glory We all live for something we think is great. This thing or cause or person we bel
Phil 2:1-4 is found in a section (Phil 1:27-2:18) where we believers are used to “live worthy of the gospel” (Phil 1:27). Paul desires the Philippians to live out their faith, and this meant living differently from the world around them. It is interesting to note how Paul does this. I believe he shows here a pattern found elsewhere in Scripture regarding how believers are to grow in godliness and
(the following is a post my friend Dan Tsouloufis) The Nature of Inerrancy and Infallibility Within the Evangelical tradition, the first thing we usually assert about the Bible is that it is God’s divine Word. More specifically, we assert that it is God’s breathed-out Word, since the apostle Paul describes to Timothy that “All Scripture is God-breathed…” (NIV, 2 Tim. 3:16). Thus, Evangelicals
I saw down with my friend Joel Settecase, of the THINK INSTITUTE, to talk about different methods of evangelism. Some of these we use at our church in Naperville, Cross of Christ Fellowship. I hope you find the discussion edifying and helpful!
In Phil 1:9 we learn of Paul’s prayer for the Philippians. He prayed that their “love would abound more and more in all knowledge and insight,” so that they would “be able to approve what was excellent.” What we see here is the transforming power of love in the life of a Christian. An abounding love for God and one another changes us. It leads us to have a different attitude in our hearts to what
In Phil 1:3-5 we see Paul thank God for the partnership he experienced with the Philippians in the gospel. The Philippians were dear to Paul, and they prayed for him (1:19) and gave generously to help him in the gospel work (4:10-20). We as a church plant have experienced a sweet partnership in the gospel with other churches and individuals. Just this year, 2019, we have had at least 11 churches f
Lord, I praise you that you are our Father (1:2) and as our Father you known my deepest and most profound needs. I am thank you that though I was once estranged and alienated from you (Col 1:21), you brought me near through Jesus Christ and made me a child of God(John 1:12-13) . Now I know your Fatherly care and love. I myself am a father to three sweet children. I feel a tenderness and care for t