Only This Anger Can Save You

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Anger isn’t bad. And neither is dynamite.  Both are powerfully dangerous, however. So they require extreme caution, serious training and skillful handling.  Following your anger is like lighting the fuse on a stick of dynamite. It’s asking for trouble. An explosion of anger creates wreckage that could have been avoided.  So what’s the answer? How can anger be helpful instead …

God Loves You Through and Through

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:23,24).  When you were a kid, did you ever cut the inside of your lip or …

Faithful God. Good Future.

andrew CrossLife Blog

Did you know that an article published in 1967 in an issue of U.S. News & World Report accurately predicted Apple Pay, online purchasing, and curbside grocery pickup? What does the Bible say about predicting the future?

Jesus (and You) Are Stronger

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Christian artist Hillsong Worship plays a song called “Stronger.” It isn’t bombastic and rocking, but reflective and beautiful. It focuses on the death and resurrection of Jesus, his greatest weakness that became his greatest strength. And ours. Spend some time with this song over the weekend. The lyrics are below.   There is Love That came for us Humbled …

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 …

Here’s Your Ticket for Church

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Back in the days of the American West, there used to be three classes of tickets on the old stagecoaches.  The ride was equally bumpy and dusty no matter which ticket you held; the real value of the ticket emerged when the stagecoach got stuck. If you held a first-class ticket, it was your privilege to remain in the coach, …

God’s Purpose for This Pandemic

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Do you know your place in this life? Your purpose? God knows. He also knows the place and purpose of COVID-19. And they are connected. Jesus takes his place The night before he died, Jesus invited his 12 disciples to a private, upper room. They argued about who would sit at the best places for the meal. Jesus “got up …

Speak, O Grave: A Memorial Day Tribute

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

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 country, What would have been?      Who would you be?      Where would justice cry?   I miss you. I miss us.   I want both you and freedom. I prayed for both you and …

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 …