Real Promises

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Parents tell their 8-year-old who wants to play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys someday, “Just believe, and you can be anything you want.” Kylie is worried about her high school friend who is cutting. She wants to help, so that her friend doesn’t hurt herself any more. “Just believe, and everything will be okay,” she promises. The building project is …

Peace and Hope for America—from Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” (Matthew 22:18,21) — Jesus  Caesar, a pagan politician who claimed divine powers for himself that belong only to God, deserves respect and obedience from Christians according to Jesus.  Now, here is some irony. Three days after Jesus said these words, Caesar’s government pronounced Jesus a traitor and …

Only If or Even If

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

David Livingstone, a legendary missionary to Africa in the 19th century, sacrificed personal gain for the good of Christ’s kingdom. Once he was contacted by a mission society eager to send a few good men to help Livingstone. They asked if there was a good road to the missionary’s current location. Livingstone wrote back, “If you have men who will …

4 Reasons You Can Change

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Do you need more courage and trust that acts on God’s promises? Do you need more humility and patience that is better able to get along with others? Do you need a more positive kind of outlook that resists complaining and worrying? Do you need to boost your will power? control your anger? endure hardship? heighten your joy?  There is …

First

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Is it cruel and oppressive to tell a person that they can’t sit in the front of the bus or church because of the color of their skin? Absolutely. That’s why we are celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, honoring equal rights and racial harmony. Is it cruel and oppressive to end the life of an unborn child? Absolutely. …

God’s Garden Grows

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

God wants you to grow. He has a plan for that, and he promises it will work. God is passionate about you and your growth like a gardener gets excited about beautiful plants and landscape.

Well Done

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The joy of a couple, hoping for children, finally becoming pregnant is soon replaced with morning sickness. And pregnant tiredness. Then a baby who is convinced the world revolves around her needs, no matter what time it is. “What did we get ourselves into?” the couple wonders wearily. Over the years, they are blessed with three more children, a dog, some goldfish, …

When God Doesn’t Fight

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“The Lord is a warrior” (Exodus 15:3). I love that verse. God is a fighter, and a valiant one. God never loses a battle against an opponent. His perfect record still stands today, and will continue forever.  This is such encouraging news! Because we have weak spots, we face constant fears, we can be subjected to powerful enemies, and our …

5 Foolproof Predictions for 2021

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It’s that time of the year when psychics make their predictions for the future. But, given their accuracy rate, should they be trusted?  Fine, once in a while a bit of common sense, knowledge of current events, and good guessing means they hit their target (or at least get close and just claim credit anyway). But they’re wrong more than …

Kiss the King

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction … Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” (Psalm 2:12). A kiss is an intimate thing. I kiss my wife, and not many others except my mom and granddaughters who get hugs and kisses on the cheek.  I kissed my dad’s forehead during …