Time

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The Bible has a reason, beyond introductory information, for recording the exact time of the first Easter when Jesus rose from the dead “after the Sabbath, at dawn, on the first day of the week” (Matthew 28:1). To put it differently, God in his Word is politely stating, “I told you so!” Jesus had previously promised, “After three days I will rise again” (Matthew …

God’s Journey For Our Lives

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Bethlehem was not Joseph and Mary’s choice for the birthplace of Jesus. But they traveled there anyway because it was God’s choice as part of his journey for them.

Worthy

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Do you feel the world is broken? Do you feel the shadows deepen? But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through? Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole? Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll? The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave. He is David’s root and the Lamb …

What You Should Say and Not Say to Hurting People – Part 2

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“News about [Jesus] spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them” (Matthew 4:24). In a COVID world, mental distress has skyrocketed by 700% and calls to the National Suicide Hotline have increased by 600%. Every 1.6 …

What You Should Say and Not Say to Hurting People – Part 1

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people” (Matthew 4:23). I know. It’s awkward. You’re not sure what to say when … your coworker tells you that her mother is being admitted to hospice care your new neighbor introduces himself as a veteran with …

Pick Up Your Legos

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him” (Luke 3:4). I sat with the kids for our safe-distanced children’s message on Sunday, and taught about Advent. Jesus is coming This is a season that many Christians celebrate for about 4 weeks leading up to Christmas. Advent means “coming.”  It’s no secret that the reason for the CHRISTmas …