Fear is meant to do this

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

When was the last time you flinched? You know, when your reflexes make you slam your eyelids shut and duck? When I’m riding my motorcycle and a dump truck kicks up a stone at 70 mph, I’m thankful that my reflexes have saved my face a few times.  Here’s the funny thing. When I’m in my car, fully equipped with …

More Direction than Perfection

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Following Jesus is more about direction than perfection. Perfection believes that it must be so noble, so excellent, and so achieved that there is no room for improvement. It has done everything to full satisfaction. It has completely accomplished something. Done. Check it off the list. But there are two dangers here.  What is perfection? First, our idea of perfection …

Where Is Jesus Hiding?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Jesus walked a while with two friends, but his identity was hidden. In some special way, they didn’t know it was him.  They walked. They talked. Jesus reminded them what the Bible says about him—that he is the promised Savior for all people. Then they sat down for dinner. The men still didn’t know it was Jesus. “When he was …

Ask the Right Question

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Need more clarity, hope and a sense of calm confidence? Looking for answers during uncertain times? Then be sure you’re asking the right questions. In the Bible, God not only provides us with the right answers, but the right questions, too. You can find these lined up in Psalm 42, as if it is written for this moment. “When can …

Fact Check The Future Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Will people get vaccinated for COVID in the future? Will they be microchipped and followed? Will Bill Gates implement the mark of the beast as an enemy of God? Let’s do some fact checking, and while we’re at it, let’s fact check the future Jesus.

Meditate about God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What is it that you are worrying about these days? There are lots of options. Here’s a more specific question: When are you worrying?  Do you worry through the night instead of sleeping? Do you worry when family members are at work being exposed to germs? Do you worry whenever other people make poor choices? Do you worry when you’re …

Pray about God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Be sure you are praying before you read the Bible. God uses his Word to answer your prayers, so if you don’t pray, there won’t be as many answers. Pray what is on your heart and mind.  Exhaustion from adjusting to so many changes. Frustration from adjusting to so many changes. Celebration that you’re adjusting to so many changes! Family …

God in Everything

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

You’ll get this at CrossLife Church. Someone says, “God is good.” And you’ll see comments, or hear someone nearby, or read replies: “All the time.” I love this. For three reasons. First, it is a call and response, which is effective faith communication (see my CrossWords blog “Call and Response”). Secondly, describing God as “good” is fitting, faith-building and fellowship-sharing …

God and Pizza

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

You’ll get this at CrossLife Church. Someone says, “God is good.” And you’ll see comments, or hear someone nearby, or read replies: “All the time.” I love this. For three reasons. First, it is a call and response, which is effective faith communication (see my CrossWords blog “Call and Response”). Secondly, describing God as “good” is fitting, faith-building and fellowship-sharing. …

Call and Response

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

You’ll get this at CrossLife Church. Someone says, “God is good.” And you’ll see comments, or hear someone nearby, or read replies: “All the time.” I love this. For three reasons. First, this “call and respond” method of communication is historical, traditional and very practical. It’s good. It has been tested over time. It works. It inspires listeners to participate …