Where Is Your Brother? (Part 2)

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In the earliest chapters of the Bible, we read about the first murder of a human being. Cain developed a dislike for his brother, Abel. Things escalated. Cain’s dislike turned to anger and evil. Then Cain invited Abel out into the field, and killed him. How does God respond?  “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’” …

Where Is Your Brother? (Part 1)

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Adam and Eve raised their children in a faith-filled family that feared, loved, and trusted in the Lord above all things.  No doubt Adam and Eve’s children heard many times the story of their parents’ first sin, and just as many times heard about the great mercy of the Lord’s forgiveness made real through the special descendant, Jesus Christ. The …

Meditate on God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

God is alive and active in his Word. He has so many things to tell you.  There are so many treasures yet undiscovered. Medicine for your broken heart. Promises beyond your limited understanding. Healing of painful wounds of spirit. Revelation of God’s character and works in your life.  Meditating on God’s Word is an effective method to experience the truths …

The Little Lamb

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Jesus came once in a lowly manger, born of Mary, and will come again in the glorious skies, as the Savior who brings grace and peace to all who believe. This miracle, including the saving work of Jesus, is beautifully described in the following poem* Mary had the little Lamb, who lived before his birth; self-existent Son of God, from …

Great and Small

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Reflect for a minute on this wise saying. But understand, it is not referencing physical stature but personal worldview and spiritual identity. Small people don’t think they are small. Great people don’t think they are great. Jesus told a parable contrasting two men who fit these categories. One of them, a church goer full of himself, prayed, “God, I thank you …

3 Blessings from Our Triune God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“The Lord bless you and keep you,” God the Father promises his people in blessing, knowing we need special care like a father gives to his children.  Special care like the Father gave to Adam and Eve, blessing them with a beautifully designed home in the Garden of Eden and an even better home in heaven.  Special care like the …

Captured by Christ

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

When it comes to God working in our life experiences, the Bible is full of real stories of real people, including the apostle Paul.  Paul became a follower of Jesus as an adult in the first century. Jesus called him to mission work. He ended up writing half of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, some of …

Christ in Me

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Those little words make all the difference. Prepositions. Like “on” or “around” or “through.” 4 hours “in” the hot sunshine produces a much different result (ouch, sunburn) than 4 hours “away from” the hot sunshine.  Check out the 3 big “little words” in this verse that provide 3 powerful promises about Jesus and you. “I have been crucified with Christ …

Complacent

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Clare Boothe Luce, our US ambassador to Italy in the early 1950’s, lived in a beautiful 17th-century Italian villa. During that time she began to notice that she was always tired. She lost weight, and seemed to have less and less energy. She sought medical care, and it was discovered that she was suffering from arsenic poisoning. Everyone on her staff …