God’s Mercy Doesn’t Know Last

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In his parable about the landowner who gave the 1-hour workers the same full day’s wage as the 12-hour workers, Jesus concluded with a somewhat famous statement. “So the last will be first, and the first will be last” (Matthew 20:16).  If you’re first, this isn’t very encouraging. But who is always first? Only those who think they should be. …

God’s Mercy Economy

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

How do you feel about professional athletes who make as much in a one game as you make going to work every weekday for a decade?  Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott pulled in more than $100 million last year. Some argue, considering careers and their value to society, that teachers and social workers should make much more money and professional …

God’s Mercy Seeks You

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Have you ever been in line at the store, and the person ahead of you at the cashier is short by $2.72, and you step up with 3 bucks and say, “I got you covered.”  Which person would you rather do that for—a frazzled mom fumbling four kiddos, a shopping cart, and a handful of coupons, or an irritable, impatient …

God Breathed

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Winds blow. Storms come. The kids need braces. Your calendar is overcommitted. You are failing biology. You are so behind on withholding enough money for the IRS. The Bible is going to keep you from drifting off course even when the winds blow. Why? Because the Bible is God’s wind, stronger than any wind of this world or storm in …

Mercy Doesn’t Count

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Mercy is not about winning or losing, not about finishing first or last, not about profit or loss. It is about not even counting at all.

Today

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

108 billion people have lived throughout history. 93% of them are dead. You have something that they do not. You have time. You have something that every king and queen, every pharaoh and ruler, every CEO and celebrity of the past would give all their wealth for: today.(1) The present. A gift, to be sure. An opportunity to change, to …

What If

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Are you a “what-iffer?” Or do you know someone who is? They worry too much, too often about too many things. They tend to be negative more than positive in their approach to life. They struggle to give up control.  They say things like … “What if our kids make too much noise in church?” So they don’t go to …

God’s Weed Control

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Weed control is a fact of life if you own a yard, a garden, landscape beds and even potted plants outdoors.  They make this product called Roundup that you can spray on weeds anywhere and it kills them. Well, it kills everything.  Walking in my neighborhood, I know the rookie yard owners because their green lawn is spotted with brown, …

Side Effects of Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I think TV commercials for prescription drugs are so amusing. The visuals you watch present one story—usually a positive, peppy person living a happy, healthy life with sunny skies and smiley pets.  Meanwhile the narrator talking during the commercial is racing through a list of nasty side effects that nobody in their right mind would ever want to experience.  “Wait. …

Action

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

How many times in the last 30 days have you agreed to terms and conditions—especially on apps or the internet—by clicking the box and moving on. Maybe you even read them. But you have no idea about the impact. Take your personal data, for example. Companies that connect with millions of people online collect your personal data with your acceptance …