10 Bad Questions about Suffering

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In the Bible book of Job, his friends share plenty of bad advice about suffering. God is teaching us that we easily offer faulty speculation to people who suffer. Such as, “It’s God’s will,” or, “It’ll be okay.” Bad advice about suffering can come from asking the wrong questions about suffering, such as, “What did I do to deserve this?” …

In Love with Wedge Salad

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Love doesn’t always pull through the way we’d like. I promise that this week, some very good things or people you love will fail you. How will you respond? How will you respond when you go out to eat at your favorite restaurant and they no longer serve the world’s best wedge salad?  How will you respond when your kids …

The Triple Promise of God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Dear God, promise me that you’ll never leave me alone. “I promise.” Dear God, promise me that you’ll never give up on me. “I promise.” Dear God, promise me that you’ll never forget about me. “I promise.” Dear God, promise me that you’ll never leave me alone, even if I’m not calling out to you. “I will never ever leave …

Love Never Fails

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What is the best expression of love that describes how big love is, how much you love someone? Maybe “I love you to the moon and back.” Here is God’s: “Love never fails.”

Make Conflict About God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What kind of conflicts are you experiencing lately? Are there people whose opinions differ from yours? Do you avoid or do you get angry about political dialogue with people who don’t agree with you? If you’re a parent, there is daily conflict trying to steer kids on the right path—“but mom!?!?” Conflict is everywhere, even among Christians. Some of the …

Clean Up Later

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Kiddos aren’t allowed to play with their friends until they clean up their room. The rest rooms in any restaurant demand that employees wash their hands before returning to work. Sometimes churches treat people the same way. Clean up now, get your act together, be holy like we are, and then we’ll let you in. Johnny Cash, an American singer …

Friends and Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Name the last five Academy Award winners for best actor and actress, the last five top NFL draft picks, a few people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize, and the three wealthiest people in the world. Can’t do it without a little help from Google?  Okay, then try this. Name one or two friends you have today who …

Second Thoughts on the Way Home from the Devil’s Funeral

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Theologian and author, Martin Franzmann (1907-1976), has a gift for lively and brilliant command of language. He paints pictures with words. I read one of his sermons* and thought I’d share a few of his words based on Ephesians 6:10-13, “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes …” He …

A Different Form of Government

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The unique form of government that God prescribed for his Old Testament people was called a theocracy. The ultimate authority was God. And he ruled his people through the kings, and also through the priests and the prophets. Government then The best way to describe this ancient kingdom in modern day terms is that the government was involved in church …

Shepherd. Mom. Sheep.

andrew CrossLife Blog

What would our world look like with only men living in it? God’s gift of women changes this world for the better, beginning with our mothers.