Jesus, His Mask, and Us

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

We need Jesus with his mask on.  Jesus wears a mask Jesus put his mask on when he became human and humbly entered this world as one of us. Not to protect himself but to protect, deliver and save us from our sin disease. “He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human …

For Your Marriage. Your Friends. Or the Future You.

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

This year, Cara and I celebrated 30 years of marriage. I love her dearly, and she loves me dearly, too.  We decided to attend a marriage retreat with some friends this summer while on vacation. It was incredibly enriching! It allowed us to celebrate our God-given relationship full of his love and our love, his blessings, and our commitment. As …

Jesus, His Mask, And Us

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

During these COVID times, do you wear a face mask, or not? Which side are you on? Jesus calls both sides not just to tolerate each other, and not just to understand each other, but to need each other. We truly need those whose opinion differs from us. Jesus’ own mask teaches why that is good, and how we can …

I Think I’m Lost

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

If you think you are lost, you probably are.  I experience this often when riding with Cara on our Harley Davidson. Despite the best mapped out efforts, after a couple hours on the open road it’s easy to forget whether I wanted to turn on County Road 223 or 2223.  The journey is the destination I take the turn, hoping …

Receiving God’s Reward

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

On which side of the issue do you stand regarding giving an allowance to kids? How did your parents do this when you were growing up? Some say that you should not give your kids an allowance, teaching them that taking out the trash is part of life. It’s not something to get paid for.  Others say that you should …

Where Do You Need Help?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Why would we approach God for help? What kind of need would we have?  There are really only two kinds of help: natural or supernatural, scientific or spiritual, areas of existence governed by natural order and observable laws or areas of existence beyond any kind of measurement or objective observation.  When you pray for grandpa’s surgery, which one are you …

Pray Like a Child

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

How satisfied are you with the time you spend praying?  On a scale of 1 (not satisfied at all) and 10 (absolutely thrilled, it can’t get any better) what’s your number?  In one survey of 678 respondents, only 23 people felt satisfied with the time they spent praying. If these are all Christians, is that a problem?  Not at all. …

Pray Like David

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Below is a prayer of David. One of the best in Scripture. Can you find the following traits of David’s faith in this prayer?  Awe in response to God’s saving work Hearing and listening to God’s Word clearly Devotion to God as a chosen loyalty to him as #1 in your heart, life and actions Identity: a clear understanding and …

Prayer: Good, Better, And Best

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In one survey of 678 respondents, only 23 people felt satisfied with the time they spent praying. Would you like to pray more? You will pray more when you know how to pray better.

Use All Your Strength

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

A boy and his father were walking along a road when they came across a large stone. The boy said to his father, “Do you think if I use all my strength, I can move this rock?” His father answered, “If you use all your strength, I am sure you can do it.” The boy began to push the rock. …