How Much Does Jesus Love You?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

How much does Jesus give to you? How much healing and hope? How much mercy? How much provision and power? How much of his personal presence?  When he suffered and died for you, did he throw his hands in the air and say,”Enough, I can’t take any more,” and bail out?  How attentive is he when listening to your prayers. …

Come As You Are

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

People create our own versions of God and then point fingers of blame at these versions of God. “He let my sister die. He doesn’t care.” “He sent a hurricane. He’s cruel.” “He needs to be number one in your life. He’s such a narcissist.” But these inaccurate versions of God aren’t real, so the fault isn’t, either. God is …

Live Full Of Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Are you happy most the time? How often do you feel carefree? Are you excited about your future? We all strive for the good life, yet Jesus gives us something even better. The full life.

“No”

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I was having a conversation with a parent who was upset at teens in a Christian school for their promiscuity and said, “Don’t they know the 6th commandment?” Of course they know it. Lack of information is not the problem. Everyone has a conscience. Moreover, Christians know God’s commandments. We pray for God’s help to say “no” to sin but …

Serve Your Audience of One

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters … It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23,24). The audience gathers eagerly. The eighth grade band students are dressed in their best, behind stage, nervously waiting for each of their names to be called for a solo performance.  …

The Story Behind St. Patrick’s Day

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Do you know the story behind St. Patrick’s day? Patrick was a young Christian who strayed from his faith, but God didn’t give up on him. Through his hardships, Patrick realized he needed God. He developed a prayer life that talked to God throughout the day and in the midst of troubles.  In his teen years, he was sold a …

Lost Time?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I just so happened that I momentarily woke up early Sunday morning and looked at the clock on my phone. It read 1:58 a.m.  In two minutes, precisely at 2:00 a.m., I knew that Daylight Savings Time would adjust and we would “spring forward” and it would be 3:00 a.m. One of my thoughts was, “How will that work on …

God’s Handiwork

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

When your life is over God is not going to ask you why you weren’t your boss or big sister or your dad. He won’t ask you why you weren’t Moses or Mother Teresa or Joanna Gaines or Jeff Bezos. He’s going to ask you if you were the best version of you. We are each uniquely gifted persons, particular …

Serve Your Audience Of One

andrew CrossLife Blog

Amber nervously raised her violin and in the audience she saw her mom—smiling, approving, no judgment or fear, just eager for the best performance in the world. And that’s what Amber did, because of her audience of one. How can you focus more often on Jesus as your audience of One?

“Follow Me”

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Jesus clearly and consistently calls people to follow him. This is what believing in Jesus means. The Facebook pages, Instagram posts, blogs or podcasts you follow—it’s because you want to be led, to be influenced in some way. So you give your trust to those people for that purpose. What would it be like to trust Jesus with every detail …