Fulfillment

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Finding personal fulfillment is like the pot of gold at the end of life’s rainbow. For some it is happiness, for others success, for others it’s all about relationships. Honestly, for most of us, it is all those and probably more. In the world of business, the word “fulfillment” has a very particular meaning. Fulfillment means order fulfillment. It means locating the product …

What to Say When Someone Wants More Faith

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

If you have a friend who believes in and follows Jesus Christ but admits to you that they wish they’d have more faith … what is the last thing you want to talk about as you engage with them about that heart desire?  The last thing you talk about with a person who wants more faith is—their faith!  The apostle …

What Is God Telling Us about Creation?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The repeated phrases of the biblical creation account emphasize truths about God. Can you find the repeated phrases in these words? “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light ‘day,’ and the darkness he called ‘night.’ And there …

Seesaws on the Border

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In July 2019 a stretch of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico was adorned with a set of pink seesaws—allowing children (and grownups) to play together across the barrier.  The event was “filled with joy, excitement and togetherness,” says architect Ronald Rael, a leader of the project. When the seesaws were installed, their steel beams were eased through …

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 …

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 …

10 Gates To Get Close To God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Nehemiah and the people rebuilt 10 city gates. Each of them has a name and a biblical story. Studying them will reveal something about getting close God.

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 …

God Was Here First

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The first 10 words of the Bible say, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). It’s the beginning of time, or we should say, of created time. The beginning of all that is going to exist, except for anything that exists but isn’t created.  God is not created. God has always existed in a timeless …