An Experiment to Help You Find Your Place

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

When you become a Christian, what is your place in the church? The Bible talks about gifts and talents, areas of service and ministry. Those are important, but something bigger and better is more foundational. So let’s do a quick experiment to help you find your place. Try this. Put your hands up in front of you (like you’re in …

This Is God’s Church

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Have you seen Pastor Daron’s organized garage? Take a tour of the tools arranged meticulously on his pegboard. With some faith and fun, discover how God positions you as a tool in his garage.

Revenge

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

David hides deep in this cave with his fighting men. He is fleeing from crazy King Saul who is ruining the country and should be impeached and deported.  From the dark shadows David and his men hear a man shuffle into the cave to relieve himself. They hush each other, and then gasp, “It’s King Saul!” At that moment, think …

Faith Over Fear

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The escape of the Israelites from the powerful grip and greed of Pharaoh in Egypt is recorded in the Bible as a cornerstone of faith for God’s people of all times. Look at what our God can do!  Not only is he powerful enough to topple the world’s greatest empire but he’s compassionate enough to rescue a bunch of slaves …

Lead Your Heart

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Disney movies, graduation speeches, motivational blogs, and even some well-meaning mommies preach, “Follow your heart.” Let’s appreciate the idea that our head knowledge can’t always engineer in our minds what we truly need to understand. After all, love is more than a legal contract. It’s truly a matter of the heart. But that doesn’t mean that the human heart should …

Celebrating Back-to-School, Birthdays and Worship

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Back-to-school is so different in a COVID world. Online students didn’t dash out the door to catch the bus, didn’t laugh and play with school friends they haven’t seen since March, and didn’t come bounding into the house after school hungry for a snack. Things aren’t the same.  But back-to-school was still worth celebrating! I saw families posting the annual …

That’s Just Who I Am

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She overspends the credit card again. When confronted, she excuses her impulsive shopping. “That’s just who I am.”  People explain away anger, unfaithfulness, porn and even addiction with the excuse, “That’s just who I am.” That’s an identify crisis. Because no Christian’s identity is sin. “It is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me …

Worth Celebrating!

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Back-to-school is so different in a COVID world, and difficult. So is Sunday worship. But like a 100th birthday is worth celebrating as much as a 16th birthday, back-to-school and worship are worth celebrating! 

The Hurt of Forgiveness Heals

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Just forgive and forget. Have you heard that advice? It likely developed as encouragement from people who don’t know grace.  Joseph knew grace. God’s story of Joseph reveals a privileged young man who taunted his older brothers. So they hurt him, bullying him and bartering him off to slave traders.  Through more injustices—framed by Potiphar’s wife and forgotten by friends …

Approachable

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“Thank you for seeing me, sir.”  “Hello, it’s a pleasure to meet you, sir.”  As she waited for the job interview, Jeanie just couldn’t decide what she’d say. Maybe a simple, “Hi,” would be best. Or would that be too casual? “Mr. Millard will see you now,” the pleasant receptionist informed Jeanie with a smile, gesturing toward the VP’s door. …