The Repentance of Lent

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In case you missed it during a stormy week, the season of Lent has begun. Lent is a Christian season that focuses our hearts on the frailty of human nature, and the saving strength of Jesus Christ. It began with Ash Wednesday last week.   Ashes signify repentance, and the dust-to-dustness human nature of our lives. As children of Adam, we …

How Romantic Is God?

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How romantic is God?  Well, God designed love and he practices is perfectly. God does more than purchase statements of love printed on a Valentine’s Day card that will be tossed in the trash in a week. He promises, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3). God woos sinners with …

The Way

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They say, “When it rains, it pours.” They don’t have to tell you that. You have lived it. Maybe you were on of the people living it last week during the historic winter storm in Texas. I mean, you could handle one or two little problems like a coffee stain on your shirt and paying for family vacation. Throw in a couple …

Contributor Or Consumer

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Were you a contributor or a consumer during the winter storm that froze central Texas last week? Everyone had the opportunity to contribute in big and small ways. Often it depended on how well you were prepared. 

Triggers

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A trigger is something that, when activated, a reaction happens. A button on your phone screen, when pushed, triggers a reaction. Circumstances in your daily life also serve as triggers. The dog won’t stop barking and it triggers your anger. Your Instagram post isn’t liked as much as you want, and it triggers feelings of low self worth. Hurricanes and …

Passionate (About) Jesus

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How romantic is God? He calls himself a lover and woos anyone in need of his grace and power. He also gets jealous. Let Jesus show you how that is a good thing.

Love

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A classic Peanuts cartoon shows Lucy convincing Linus that he can’t be a doctor because he doesn’t love mankind. He clarifies by exclaiming,  “I love mankind. It’s people I can’t stand.” We pray for world peace, cheer for our kids’ sports teams, strive for harmony in our family, and support our church but then … condemn church leaders who didn’t …

Too Terrible?

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The ER staff goes to work on the drunk driver, a repeat offender who has just plowed into an innocent family, lying bloody on the operating table, his life hanging by the thread of their split-second response.  The sheriff’s deputy escorts into the courthouse a handcuffed prisoner in a bullet-proof vest, not only directing the prisoner but protecting the life …

News Fatigue?

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Who’s feeling a bit burned out on bad news? Yeah, me too. It seems like we’re not only the victims of bad news around our world, but that the news is going from bad to worse. And more than that, we just can’t get away from it.  Locked down in our homes. Glued to screens because we work more online …

Garage Sale

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“How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! … It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God … With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:23-27). Why do …