Salt

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Salt changes things. We’re most familiar with salt on the kitchen table. But did you know that salt can whiten your teeth, drive away ants, and in the history of the world it was used as currency? That’s why God commanded ancient believers: “Season all your grain offerings with salt. Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God …

Stop Playing It Safe

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

God does not call us to do something safe or comfortable. Faith responds to the call of God and takes risks. Then we learn that God can come through. And God can do what we can’t do on our own.

Opinions

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Everybody has an opinion. But more than that. Each of us is enamored by our own opinion. We genuinely believe that if people just saw more things our way, the world would be a better place. It’s not necessarily a malicious thing, either. Over time we’ve just become very comfortable with our own opinion. It fits us. It becomes our …

Comeback from Death

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What are you looking for? If you’re spending a day outside on a beautiful spring day and someone with you points to the cloud formation and says, “Look, it’s a dolphin,” you’ll likely look and see a dolphin. If they hadn’t told you it’s a dolphin, you probably would have seen a frying pan. Or a little boy on a …

Comeback from Despair

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

These were not ordinary men. They had been noticed as strong, skilled and definitely more patriotic to their country than most other men. They had been recruited as soldiers for the Roman empire.  Roman soldiers made their presence known in the land where Jesus and the rest of the Jews lived. The soldiers knew that without a show of force, …

Comeback from Disaster

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Earthquakes are natural disasters. Some of the worst earthquakes in our world’s history have killed 200,000-300,000 in each incident.  The Bible says there was an earthquake when Jesus died, and then another earthquake when he rose to life. Let’s go to the scene at the above-ground tomb of Jesus that was sealed by a big, stone rolled in front of …

Bubbles

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Forgiveness actually changes things. It’s more than an ancient truth penned in dusty religion books. It is meant to experience. To breathe. To live and give. To change situations. To change relationships. To change our church. To change our community. To change you. There is one kind of joy when unwrapping a gift. It’s the anticipation, and the confidence that …

The Greatest Comeback Ever

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

We love comeback stories. Like David and Goliath. Or the underdog in the national championship. Or the special needs boy who saves a neighbor’s life. But we too easily believe they happen to others and not to us. Jesus has something to say about that. 

Forgiven

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Why can’t I forgive myself?”  That’s a question is a real struggle even for Christians. It was a struggle for David, God’s own chosen king with a heart like God’s. David committed two of the most haunting sins: adultery and murder. Then he struggled with forgiveness. What did that look like? Fatigue and lack of spiritual energy. Despair that kept …

Easter Songs Sound Like This

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“No one is like you, Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power” (Jeremiah 10:6). You may have your favorite Easter song. Perhaps it made our new Easter series playlist at CrossLife: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5VehY0S60HiaXSUVHc35mt?si=a3638a3110b24747. Two of the most important features we look for in Easter songs are 1) biblical lyrics, and 2) Jesus’ saving power. Here are some …