A Labor Day Prayer

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Genesis 2:15). PRAYER: Dear gracious God, on this Labor Day weekend we remember the gift of work. In your perfect world you gave Adam the command to work in the Garden of Eden and take care of your …

Our Age of Outrage and Pandemic

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It can be exhausting these days to try to have a civil conversation over disagreements. But that’s also why it’s a golden opportunity for Christians to be different. We live in a world where it feels impossible to have civil disagreements. How are we supposed to behave in this age of outrage? I’d like to resource you with some enriching …

The Blind Man Shows the Way

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Erik Weihenmayer is an amazing athlete and adventurer. He’s kayaked all 277 miles of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. He has climbed the seven summits of the world, that is, the highest mountain peak on all seven continents. He has climbed the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He has biked from Hanoi to Ho …

Jesus Loves Kids

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When my son was 4 years old, he arrived at church with the rest of my family. One of our most faithful elderly men, who always showed up early, shook my son’s hand, bent down and said, “Good morning.”  My son replied, “You have bad breath.”  Not on my agenda The things kids say! You may have your own story …

The Best Version of You

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Dorcas “was always doing good and helping the poor” (Acts 9:36). Dorcas is a disciple, a follower of Jesus, who devotes her life to good works and charity. She does a lot of sewing for people and does it all the time, turning out tunics and comfortable clothing that the needy appreciate and friends admire “because Dorcas—sews them.”  Her sewing …

An Experiment to Help You Find Your Place

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When you become a Christian, what is your place in the church? The Bible talks about gifts and talents, areas of service and ministry. Those are important, but something bigger and better is more foundational. So let’s do a quick experiment to help you find your place. Try this. Put your hands up in front of you (like you’re in …

This Is God’s Church

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Have you seen Pastor Daron’s organized garage? Take a tour of the tools arranged meticulously on his pegboard. With some faith and fun, discover how God positions you as a tool in his garage.

Revenge

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David hides deep in this cave with his fighting men. He is fleeing from crazy King Saul who is ruining the country and should be impeached and deported.  From the dark shadows David and his men hear a man shuffle into the cave to relieve himself. They hush each other, and then gasp, “It’s King Saul!” At that moment, think …

Faith Over Fear

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The escape of the Israelites from the powerful grip and greed of Pharaoh in Egypt is recorded in the Bible as a cornerstone of faith for God’s people of all times. Look at what our God can do!  Not only is he powerful enough to topple the world’s greatest empire but he’s compassionate enough to rescue a bunch of slaves …

Lead Your Heart

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Disney movies, graduation speeches, motivational blogs, and even some well-meaning mommies preach, “Follow your heart.” Let’s appreciate the idea that our head knowledge can’t always engineer in our minds what we truly need to understand. After all, love is more than a legal contract. It’s truly a matter of the heart. But that doesn’t mean that the human heart should …