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Legalism Doesn’t Save You

Legalism Doesn’t Save You

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on religion vs. faith;

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legalism vs. Christianity; law vs. grace. We’ve come to believe in God by faith, but do we act like legalists when it comes to keeping a relationship with God? Some will say that if they don’t “behave” and do all the right things, then God is mad with them. That’s not in the Bible. God’s grace is big enough for all of us sinners. However, it is only after discovering our sin that we need a Savior to work out good things in our lives. God’s love compels us to obey and serve Him, not to bicker and devour one another with the law.

 

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God Is Not A Short-Order Cook

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on a portion of God’s character.

short-order cookGod doesn’t exist to serve us, we exist to serve God. God is not a short-order cook, granting our every wish. God is more sovereign, more good, more loving and His ways are higher than our ways. When we begin to understand that God’s love will never fail, and God’s presence is always with us, we learn to trust in His glorious power and sovereign will for our lives. Don’t let circumstances sway your view of a Holy God.

 

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Being Faithful to Pray

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 6:25-34.

anxietyJesus tells us not to worry, but to pray. How often do you let worry consume your thinking and paralyze your forward motion? Do you let the little things become big things in your life, and stop you from enjoying God’s process in your life? Do you know how to pray, how to stop worry and how to enjoy the process of maturity? Someone told me they feel like they are sitting in the back seat of God’s station wagon asking, “Are we there, yet?”

 

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Grateful for Hard Work

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on being grateful for the journey. We live in a generation of quitters; people who want the easy life.

BEERThe Bible says the easy life isn’t worth living. Somewhere along the way people bought into the idea that life is supposed to come easy and we became allergic to hard work. God tells us to take up our cross, deny ourselves and follow Jesus. We want all the pleasures in life without working through the pains along the way. Before you leave your Christian faith because it’s not as easy as you thought it would be, let’s lean into the difficult things and give God the glory for the grind of life. Let’s be more grateful.

 

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A Prophetic Word for Today

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 17 prophets from the Old Testament.

Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 4.05.43 PM.pngWe are in a series on the Heroes of the Faith in Hebrews 11, and the author of Hebrews names the prophets as heroes of faith. We wanted to cover what the prophetic books were about in relation to today’s culture. If you were asked to speak for God as a prophet to your culture, what would you say? Would you have a message of love for today’s generation of people? How can you help people grow in their faith with God, today? What message would you give?

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Sabbath Rest, Sermons

 

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Samuel; The Calling To Serve

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 1 Samuel 3.

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Samuel the young boy, is beckoned by the LORD, to hear his voice. The priest, Eli, tells young Samuel to say to the LORD, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” Can you say that in your own life? Do you listen when the LORD speaks to you? How do you show character and faith in God when God wants to say something to you? God is loving, gracious and kind. He wants to speak with you and wants you to listen. Are you listening?

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Sabbath Rest, Sermons

 

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David; The Flaws of a King

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 2 Samuel 11.

Screen Shot 2018-02-18 at 7.34.37 AMKing David had reigned over Israel for some 20 years now, and in his complacency, became a little bored. He neglected his kingly duties, didn’t go out to war, roamed his palace at night, and took advantage of his power. Greek Military General, Pittacus, said, “The measure of a person is what they do with their power.” How do you use your power and influence over others? Are you abusive, #metoo, or are you empowering? Do you walk blindly in your sin, or when others hold you accountable, do you repent of your sin and confess your wrong to God? God is waiting to give you another chance, so we need to walk toward God, repent of our sin, and come freely to victory over darkness.

 

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