Comeback from Despair

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

These were not ordinary men. They had been noticed as strong, skilled and definitely more patriotic to their country than most other men. They had been recruited as soldiers for the Roman empire.  Roman soldiers made their presence known in the land where Jesus and the rest of the Jews lived. The soldiers knew that without a show of force, …

Comeback from Disaster

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Earthquakes are natural disasters. Some of the worst earthquakes in our world’s history have killed 200,000-300,000 in each incident.  The Bible says there was an earthquake when Jesus died, and then another earthquake when he rose to life. Let’s go to the scene at the above-ground tomb of Jesus that was sealed by a big, stone rolled in front of …

Bubbles

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Forgiveness actually changes things. It’s more than an ancient truth penned in dusty religion books. It is meant to experience. To breathe. To live and give. To change situations. To change relationships. To change our church. To change our community. To change you. There is one kind of joy when unwrapping a gift. It’s the anticipation, and the confidence that …

The Greatest Comeback Ever

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

We love comeback stories. Like David and Goliath. Or the underdog in the national championship. Or the special needs boy who saves a neighbor’s life. But we too easily believe they happen to others and not to us. Jesus has something to say about that. 

Forgiven

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Why can’t I forgive myself?”  That’s a question is a real struggle even for Christians. It was a struggle for David, God’s own chosen king with a heart like God’s. David committed two of the most haunting sins: adultery and murder. Then he struggled with forgiveness. What did that look like? Fatigue and lack of spiritual energy. Despair that kept …

Easter Songs Sound Like This

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“No one is like you, Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power” (Jeremiah 10:6). You may have your favorite Easter song. Perhaps it made our new Easter series playlist at CrossLife: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5VehY0S60HiaXSUVHc35mt?si=a3638a3110b24747. Two of the most important features we look for in Easter songs are 1) biblical lyrics, and 2) Jesus’ saving power. Here are some …

Check This News Feed

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Twitter use has jumped 24 percent since the start of the pandemic about a year ago, and Facebook is up 27 percent. Media experts suggest that “doom-scrolling” is the reason why.  Doom-scrolling is the act of endlessly scrolling down news apps, Twitter, and social media, reading all the bad news. The problem with this habit is that it can lead …

Trash Talk. Truth Talk.

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Hulk Hogan, a world wrestling superstar, got in the face of his opponents. He’d poke his finger in their chest, push his face into their space, and proclaim without any fear that he’d SNAP THEM IN HALF LIKE A TOOTHPICK!! I want you to be a better trash talker. Why? Because your fiercest enemies are trash talking all the time. …

Religion

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Fewer and fewer people practice religion. Or, for that matter, want to be religious in any way. But many of them are okay with Jesus, and even don’t mind following him as a moralistic, therapeutic spiritual guru. The thing is, well, Jesus likes and practices religion. And Jesus likes the Bible, which likes religion. So give the Bible a few …

Live Your Victory Lap

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Winning is an achievement that makes us cheer loud and long! But victory can fade into the past and new challenges beat us. Jesus rose from the dead and defeated your greatest enemies so that you can live in victory celebration every day. And forever!