We’re Still Good

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Adam and Eve broke up with God, but he repaired a broken relationship and made it good again. Like he does for all sinners whom he loves.

10/18/19– Character

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In his Sermon on the Mount Jesus takes what is external and makes it internal. To an audience of faithful church goers and curious followers seeking God, Jesus disrupts comfortable Christianity. Jesus is more interested in your character than your comfort. So he teaches: It is more impactful to be blessed than fashionably dressed. An attitude can be just as …

10/17/19– Home

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

SLAM! The 9-year-old shuts her bedroom door with drama. Why? Maybe a fight with mom or dad. Maybe some bad news just arrived. Maybe she had a terrible day at school, and just bolted into the house and into her room. Whatever happened, she is retreating to the best safe place she can think of. She flops onto her bed …

10/16/19– Content

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“Good enough” doesn’t always work when we are doing something for God. In the Old Testament God turned a cold shoulder away from blemished lambs given as sacrifices. He didn’t want liming animals or leftover grain. He wanted the first and best. He still wants our first and best. Recall the parable that Jesus told about the man who hid his …

10/15/19– God’s Word

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Rick couldn’t believe he was being escorted out of the airport in handcuffs. He had traveled for years with his job and had no criminal record (not even a parking ticket). All he did was joke with the person next to him in the security line that he could use a bomb to make the process move along more quickly. …

10/14/19– An Act of God

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There’s a cricket infestation in the Austin area. When I went to the store the other day I couldn’t walk from my car to the door of the store without stepping on a whole bunch of them. Crunch. Splat. They were as thick as carpet. Kinda eerie, really. I opened the door to the store and 19 of them hopped …

Created By The Loving God

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Humans are not just another species, but personally created by God for the purpose of responding to his love, with love of our own.

10/11/19– Beards

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Back in my college days I used to write love letters to my girlfriend who lived hundreds of miles away. I tried to be creative and fun. I’d send riddles and crossword puzzles. One time all I mailed in the envelope was a handful of whiskers because I shaved off my beard (which she insisted that she didn’t like). It …

10/10/19– How to See

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A pastor friend of mine visited a lady diagnosed with terminal cancer. He inquired, “What’s going through your mind?” She said, “That God has been preparing me all my life for this moment.” Dying people can teach us a lot about living. And blind people can teach us how to see. Someone once asked Helen Keller, who became blind at age 2, …

10/9/19– Baptism

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The debate is strong and, I believe, worthwhile about whether or not to vaccinate children, and how mandatory such vaccination should be. While the two sides make their case, they share a common goal: the health and well being of children. There is also loving debate among Christians about whether or not to baptize infants. The goal is similar: the …