How Will You Be Judged?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

We judge all the time.  When you’re driving and approach an intersection, you judge whether or not it’s safe to turn. When you’re shopping on Black Friday, you judge between two TV’s as to which is the better deal. When your two kids come down the stairs crying and fighting, you gather some quick evidence and then judge what went …

This Is Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Here’s how the Bible describes Jesus. It’s a prophecy through Isaiah, where God the Father promises that God the Holy Spirit will bless God the Son to save us.  “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the …

God’s Words About God’s Word

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Finish this statement with the first description that comes to your mind: God’s Word is ___________. What if I’d ask you to come up with 65 more descriptions? Could you? I think I might be able to offer a couple dozen, maybe, on a good day. Today I’d like to share with you a list of 66 words that describe …

Jesus, Come As Judge

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

There’s a new King in town. That king is Jesus, and he uses his wisdom, might and understanding to do something we need to better understand. To judge.

Here is Harmony

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Hostility is everywhere, and getting worse. With my friends, I’m praying hard for it to end. But how will that happen? It is God’s work. God reconciles—brings together—all kinds of people with different opinions and backgrounds by bringing them first to the cross of Jesus. Here is how it works. Sinful hostility died when Jesus died on “the cross, by …

Noah’s Thanksgiving

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It feels like we’ve had rain for 40 days in central Texas, so how about some lessons from Noah about thanksgiving? The size of the ark was about one and a half football fields long and its internal volume of over 1.5 million cubic feet is roughly the size of 550 standard railroad boxcars. Only air-breathing animals boarded the ark, …

Thanksgiving on the Inside

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

This Thanksgiving, when listing your top ten blessings, or 26 of them from A to Z, count your frustrations, your mistakes, your enemies, your fears, and even your sins. Have these ever made the list? Why not?  Well, we’d rather not deal with troubles, stress and pain, and certainly we’d rather not give them an opening to ruin an otherwise …

Your Sainthood?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Jesus once encountered a religious group called the Sadducees, as reported in Luke 20, who had their own opinions about sainthood and the afterlife. Specifically, they didn’t believe Jesus when he said that the souls of dead people continue living either in heaven or in hell, and will later be joined with their bodies risen from the dead on Judgment …

Set Free

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Every human is naturally sinful with original sin. The Bible refers to this as our flesh (Psalm 51:5, John 3:6). But every believer is born again, programmed with a new spirit that adds a second operating system, really. The Bible calls this the new self, or the spirit (with a small “s” see Romans 8). But here’s the deal. This …