5/20/19– Performance

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Rick was a street performer. A magician, and a mighty good one. Vegas begged to book him but he insisted that the street was his stage. He traveled a lot, but booked only street gigs. Sometimes he just showed up on busy corners in New York or Paris or Dubai. And women loved his magic, like it cast a spell …

5/17/19– Bread for Beggars

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I’d like to introduce you to a resource that inspires, encourages and informs your soul. It’s called Bread for Beggars, an online ministry where you can “Visit daily for music you can dance in your kitchen to, stories you can sink your teeth into, and art that might surprise you.” Spend some time this weekend touring what they offer. Here …

5/16/19– Agency

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“Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘I have put my words in your mouth’.” (Jeremiah 1:9) Professional athletes hire agents to represent them—the agent swings deals, takes phone calls, and looks out for the interest of the athlete. Typically Christians think of God representing us, looking out for our interests. And …

5/15/19– Go to Church

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Today, instead of telling you to go to church this Sunday, I’m going to let someone else tell you. A frazzled mom who understands the importance of going to church—even with “baby brain.” I believe anyone can understand these 5 reasons, and benefit from her encouragement. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/5-reasons-keep-going-church-baby-brain/ I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house …

5/14/19– Believe

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“God, what should I do?” When struggling with a decision, that’s the most common request of God that people tell me they make. Personally, it’s also my own experience, too. I really like it. Here’s why: prayers for things to happen, for God to snap his fingers and fix cancer, for God to create gorgeous weather, for God to do …

5/13/19– Approachable

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“Thank you for seeing me, sir.”  “Hello, Mr. McMillen, it’s a pleasure to meet you, sir.”  Jeanie just couldn’t decide what she’d say as she waited for her job interview. Maybe a simple, “Hi,” would be best. Or would that make her seem plain and boring? “Mr. McMillen will see you now,” the pleasant receptionist informed Jeanie with a smile, gesturing toward the …

5/10/19– Christ Jesus Our Lord

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“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38,39). In Christ Jesus our Lord, death is dead. It …

5/9/19– Believe

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John concludes his gospel by reporting some appearances that Jesus made to his disciples after he rose from the dead. Then he ends with this epic summary: “Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of …