Significant

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Who in the Bible would have said the following about God? “His dominion is an eternal dominion; His kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to …

We Must Obey God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

When God’s work is bigger than you are, and his promises deliver more than you can even ask for, it motivates you to obey him more than anyone or anything else.

Last

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“Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were” (Mark 9:30). He wasn’t in search of fame. He didn’t need to be great. He didn’t get uptight when he wasn’t popular. For the disciples, though, fame and greatness were significant. One theme of Mark’s gospel is that each time Jesus announces his pending suffering and death, the disciples respond improperly …

Arranged Marriage

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Some cultures today practice the custom of arranged marriages. Fathers take the lead in finding wives for their sons. It’s much different than our modern American culture where two kids become interested in each other, date, fall in love, and announce to their parents that they’re getting married. Either is acceptable to God, with this one major promise: God has …

Counting Every Blessing

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I was blind, now I’m seeing in color I was dead, now I’m living forever I had failed, but you were my redeemer I’ve been blessed beyond all measure I was lost, now I’m found by the father I’ve been changed from a ruin to treasure I’ve been given a hope and a future I’ve been blessed beyond all measure …

No Better Saint

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Those in heaven aren’t the only saints. The Bible urges living, breathing believers on this earth, “Love the Lord, all his saints … be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:23,24). One could make the case Biblically that there really aren’t different categories of saints or degrees of sainthood. All saints have this in common: …

God Conquers Kings

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Bang!! Years ago when I attended baseball games at Miller Park in Milwaukee, cheering on the Brewers in Major League Baseball, every time they hit a home run there would be a loud cannon blast. Bang!! I think it was actually some kind of fireworks, not really a cannon, but it sounded like one. But just one (unless it was …

Thank God For Religious Freedom

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Americans live in a nation that is kind to religion in many, many ways. We can attribute this to the historical framers of our First Amendment, but our appreciation actually points back farther than that. To our faithful God.

Worship

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Do you have a hair stylist you can totally trust, who knows exactly what you want, and you can just take a nap in the chair while she does what she does perfectly? How about a financial advisor who trades on your behalf? A car mechanic who doesn’t need to call you and give you the price, you just know …

Eternal Life

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How loud could a new set of Bose speakers boom if there were no highest number on the volume control? What would a Thanksgiving turkey look like if you never took it out of a 375 degree oven, ever? Which professional sports teams would dominate without a salary cap? The idea of limitlessness blows our minds. So when Christians talk …