Jesus and Money

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Jesus had more to say about money than almost any other topic. Out of the 38 parables Jesus told 16 had to do with money and possessions. 1 out of 10 verses in the Gospels deals directly with the subject of money. The Bible offers about 500 verses about prayer, 500 about faith, and 2,000 about money. This might spark …

Speak, O Grave: A Memorial Day Tribute

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I wrote these words in loving memory of those fallen in battle, who fought for our freedom. Their graves still speak. And so does one grave that outshines them all. – Pastor Daron Lost. You are and I am. Had you returned what would have been?      Who would we be? Had you refused your orders,      your deployment,      your honor to …

Fulfillment

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Finding personal fulfillment is like the pot of gold at the end of life’s rainbow. For some it is happiness, for others success, for others it’s all about relationships. Honestly, for most of us, it is all those and probably more. In the world of business, the word “fulfillment” has a very particular meaning. Fulfillment means order fulfillment. It means locating the product …

Jesus’ Graduation?

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This class of students worked hard the last few years.  They studied diligently, avoiding distractions or laziness. Sometimes through the night. They matured through many new life experiences helping to prepare them for the real world.  Now they are ready. But ready for what? Ahead of each of them lies a road but in what direction, and toward what destination, …

Part of the Answer

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Are your prayers sometimes answered sooner than you thought? And maybe closer than you’d like? Jesus urged his disciples, “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:38). So they asked and prayed. They shared Jesus concern. The very next verse in the Bible reports that Jesus “called his twelve disciples to …

What Do You Expect?

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One mistake people make is expecting that life on this earth should be heavenly.  That we are able to avoid all accidents. That all babies are born and grow up in the 100th percentile. That college graduation automatically provides the right career. That marriage is always fun or finding someone to marry is easy. That people should be perfect. That …

What is God Telling Us About Creation?

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The repeated phrases of the biblical creation account emphasize truths about God. Can you find the repeated phrases in these words? “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light ‘day,’ and the darkness he called ‘night.’ And there …

Heaven Belongs To…

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What’s your favorite way to celebrate a victory? It might depend on how big the victory really is. This victory is the biggest ever. So get ready to celebrate, even now!

What to Say When Someone Wants More Faith

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f you have a friend who believes in and follows Jesus Christ but admits to you that they wish they’d have more faith … what is the last thing you want to talk about as you engage with them about that heart desire? The last thing you talk about with a person who wants more faith is—their faith! The apostle …

Personalize It

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You receive a card in an envelope. For your birthday. For graduation. From the consultant you just hired. As thanks for helping a friend move into a new apartment.  You curiously open the envelope and slide the card out, glancing at the front cover, which says something nice like, “Congratulations, graduate!” or “Friends are like rainbows” or “Thank You.” Then …