How Many Friends Should You Have?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Friendship was a blessing but also a challenge when the apostle John wrote to Christians in the first century. But a bigger question than, “How many friends can I have,” was, “Who are the right friends for me?”  Church friends As a caring pastor, John pointed his Christian friends away from the false teachers deceiving them away from Jesus, and …

Tell Me About Yourself, Girl

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Women, I have a question for you. It’s the same question people asked Jesus. Who are you? What makes you “you?”  If someone said, “Tell me about yourself,” what would you talk about? Your job? Your family? Your hobbies or friends or home?  When Jesus was asked this question, he talked about you.  “My sheep listen to my voice; I …

More Than Simple

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Only fools are satisfied with their level of understanding, and are okay with themselves going on living without a deep desire to know God better. Complacency  According to Proverbs 1:32, “The complacency of fools will destroy them.”  Complacency means being entirely satisfied with where I am, even if it isn’t where I should be. It is the path of least …

There Was Jesus

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Where is Jesus? Where is he, right now? Let me ask more specifically. Where is he in your life? Where is he in this country, in COVID, in the cancer or your career? Is he there? Jesus appears in the Bible Well, yeah, I mean, Jesus is everywhere. And we know he’s in heaven, right? Yes. But so much more. …

4 Reasons to be More Confident About Our Country

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What do these 4 kings have in common: Charlemagne, David, Caesar and Alexander? These are the kings of hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs in a deck of cards. But where is the King of kings, the Lord of Lords? Where in a deck of cards is the supreme commander of the universe who created the heavens and the earth? Where …

The 2020 Election Is Rigged

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Have you seen the evidence? It’s real. It’s true. The 2020 election is rigged. And it’s not the Russians, the Democrats or the Republicans. Someone much more powerful is much more interested in our nation.

Passion

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The stories Christians like to talk about and teach our children are stories of passion. David topples a giant with a sling and a stone.  Paul wears prison chains proudly as his bling.  Mary trusts the angel’s word about a virgin conceiving God, and finds her life by giving it up for his purpose.  Daniel would rather face hungry lions …

Everybody

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God loves everybody. Because he loves everybody, then I know that God loves me. God doesn’t love everybody else but me. God loves everybody. The entire world. Every person on the planet. Yes, even me. Because God loves everybody—even my enemy, and even the person I find it difficult to love, and yes, even the person who drives slow in …

Self Love is a Good Thing

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31) Jesus teaches us with an intriguing comparison. For most of my ministry I’ve taught this verse like: We know how important we are to ourselves, don’t we? We lavish ourselves with special treatment. We’re enamored with our own opinion. We want to be first in line, ahead of everyone else even those less …

Stress

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What’s stressing you out right now? God’s Word offers help. “Give me relief from my distress,” David prays (Psalm 4:4). Then he writes out a prescription for how that happens, and shares it with us. There is good stress and there is bad stress. Sports psychologists Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz write chapters about it in their classic book, The …