R-Rated Bible Teaching?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

David’s heart loved God, but he wasn’t a perfect saint. That’s why he needed God. “When David returned to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to take care of the palace and put them in a house under guard. He provided for them but had no sexual relations with them. They were kept in …

6 Promises For Peace During Persecution

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Did you know Jesus promises that his followers will be persecuted? “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also” (John 15:20). Now, who in their right mind would subscribe to that religion? It doesn’t make sense, unless allegiance to Jesus is more important than anything—more important than pleasure, more important than being liked, more important than having things our …

Just Imagine God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Some of our best creativity comes from our imagination.  Thinking outside the box. Following dreams that call us to sail from safe harbors to unexplored territories. Designing our own imaginary childhood friends. These all stretch us beyond limits imposed by our environment, or even our own minds and hearts.  Imagination, however, can betray us. As flawed human beings, self-delusion misguides …

Calm and Content

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

God’s design for little ones is that they don’t need milk from mom as they mature. They are filled and satisfied by blessings other than milk from mom, and at peace. Quiet. Content. At rest. Silently sitting, enjoying the moment without stress or selfishness. “But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; …

Happy Twos Day!

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Today is the 22nd day of the 2nd month of the year 2022. So, what are you doing at 2:22 p.m. this afternoon? Yes, it’s twos day! So at 2:22 or any other time, really (well, maybe two night, get it?) test your Bible knowledge, have some fun, and enjoy a few of the twos I found in the Bible. …

How The Bible Answers The Problem of Persecution

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Over 260 million Christians live in places where they are oppressed by high levels of persecution. In the last year, almost 3,000 Christians were killed because they believe in Jesus. 9,488 churches or other religious buildings were attacked. And 3,711 believers detained without trial, arrested, sentenced or imprisoned. In America, we are challenged by western secularism which opposes Christianity with …

It’s All About Us!

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“It’s not about you.” I’ve needed to say that, oh, a few thousand times in counseling and in raising children. Oh, and ten times that amount I’ve needed to say it to myself. Hyper focus on me just makes things worse Being consumed with my own ways, my own ideas, my own opinions, my own needs is playing into an …

God Is Greater

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The Greek god, Zeus, was supposedly the king of the gods and a father to many of them. Legend had it that the Greek god, Hermes, was born in a cave on Mt. Cylene. He is the speedy messenger of the gods and is often depicted wearing winged sandals and hat.  In Acts 14 the hopes of the apostle Paul …