Essentials According To Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What must you do today to live well? Before you answer that, consider this similar question: What must you do today to live? Your answer to this second question is the secret to the first question.

That’s Your Problem

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Not responsible for gravel projectiles smashing your windshield.” That’s what the sign on the back of the dump truck said. Or something like that. All I know is that every time I read those warnings on trucks hauling gravel, I have this discussion with myself: “Could it really be true that if any gravel from that truck damages my vehicle, …

Here Is Harmony

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Hostility is everywhere, and getting worse. With my friends, I’m praying hard for it to end. But how will that happen? It is God’s work. God reconciles—brings together—all kinds of people with different opinions and backgrounds by bringing them first to the cross of Jesus. Here is how it works.  Sinful hostility died when Jesus died on “the cross, by …

Follow Mentors to Lead Your Fears

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Yikes!! God gave you fear as a gift to get your attention, and to instinctively protect you when the rest of your body and mind isn’t quick enough to process danger. Fear is a helpful immediate reaction or reflex, but a harmful ongoing response or way of operating.  So instead of living in fear, learn to lead your fears. Remember …

I Wasn’t There When They Died

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It is one of the most haunting regrets people can have. Being absent at the moment a loved one dies.  Let me share two important considerations here based on both my experience and also God’s truth. They will encourage you. I’ve seen many times that the dying, even when they seem to be mentally out of touch, are more in …

Set Free

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Every human is naturally sinful with original sin. The Bible refers to this as our flesh (Psalm 51:5, John 3:6). But every believer is born again, programmed with a new spirit that adds a second operating system, really. The Bible calls this the new self, or the spirit (with a small “s” see Romans 8). But here’s the deal. This …

The Power Of Patience

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Have you ever burst through the doors of the emergency room and been asked to wait? It’s an irritable feeling of impatience, yet a trained medical staff is managing the scene. With perfect knowledge and love, Jesus asks for your patience and has something he’s willing to give if you can wait. 

Real Promises

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Parents tell their 8-year-old who wants to play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys someday, “Just believe, and you can be anything you want.” Kylie is worried about her high school friend who is cutting. She wants to help, so that her friend doesn’t hurt herself any more. “Just believe, and everything will be okay,” she promises. The building project is …

Peace and Hope for America—from Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” (Matthew 22:18,21) — Jesus  Caesar, a pagan politician who claimed divine powers for himself that belong only to God, deserves respect and obedience from Christians according to Jesus.  Now, here is some irony. Three days after Jesus said these words, Caesar’s government pronounced Jesus a traitor and …

Only If or Even If

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

David Livingstone, a legendary missionary to Africa in the 19th century, sacrificed personal gain for the good of Christ’s kingdom. Once he was contacted by a mission society eager to send a few good men to help Livingstone. They asked if there was a good road to the missionary’s current location. Livingstone wrote back, “If you have men who will …