Noah’s Thanksgiving

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It feels like we’ve had rain for 40 days in central Texas, so how about some lessons from Noah about thanksgiving? The size of the ark was about one and a half football fields long and its internal volume of over 1.5 million cubic feet is roughly the size of 550 standard railroad boxcars. Only air-breathing animals boarded the ark, …

Thanksgiving on the Inside

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

This Thanksgiving, when listing your top ten blessings, or 26 of them from A to Z, count your frustrations, your mistakes, your enemies, your fears, and even your sins. Have these ever made the list? Why not?  Well, we’d rather not deal with troubles, stress and pain, and certainly we’d rather not give them an opening to ruin an otherwise …

Your Sainthood?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Jesus once encountered a religious group called the Sadducees, as reported in Luke 20, who had their own opinions about sainthood and the afterlife. Specifically, they didn’t believe Jesus when he said that the souls of dead people continue living either in heaven or in hell, and will later be joined with their bodies risen from the dead on Judgment …

Set Free

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Every human is naturally sinful with original sin. The Bible refers to this as our flesh (Psalm 51:5, John 3:6). But every believer is born again, programmed with a new spirit that adds a second operating system, really. The Bible calls this the new self, or the spirit (with a small “s” see Romans 8). But here’s the deal. This …

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 …

Not Unelected or Re-Elected

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One of the most important positions of leadership and influence experienced no shift in power after the midterm elections. The incumbent remains in control. To be honest, he wasn’t up for re-election because God doesn’t need to campaign for office.  Nobody unseated God. No ballots gave anybody the option of voting him out.  What was true in God’s kingdom in …

Can Drones Really Deliver?

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If you’re anywhere near College Station, TX you might see something strange flying through your neighborhood. Your Amazon package. By the end of 2022, Amazon will begin using a new drone to deliver some packages in College Station, one of the places to first see drone delivery. The MK27-2 drone is about five feet wide and can fly up to …

Why Did God Save You?

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Imagine right now a fire truck. It’s big. It’s red. And it’s sparkling clean. The chrome trim glimmers. The wheels are shiny black. The firefighters obviously take pride in their work. Why do they clean the truck? So that it can sit in the bay at the fire station, and look pretty? Nope. It’s not a piece of art. The …

Only If or Even If

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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 …