If you have the Spirit of God living within you, if you’ve given your life to God in surrender to His will, then you’re in a fight, a fight for your very life. God has won the victory, but we struggle with battles in the spirit, daily. Battles we cannot see with our natural eyes, but battles that are real and difficult surround us.
Why do bad things happen to good people? This question has been pondered for centuries, and sometimes we don’t have the answers. We tend to put God in a box and make him answer for the circumstances of life, which leads to doubting our faith. Maybe God isn’t to blame at all. Join us to discover the important truths about why God allows bad things to happen.
Too often we believe the lies from the devil that we’re not good enough, that we’re not strong enough, that we just can’t change the way we are. None of these lies are true, but we can be tricked into believing them to be true. Follow along with us as we look at 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 at how the Apostle Paul speaks to us about “weakness” rather than strength, which glorifies God.
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
Values rule our lives, like self-control, sacrifice and planning. We long to be people free from financial debt, so that, in our freedom, we have margin for more ministry time and service.
When we pray, “Lead us not into temptation” we actually are praying that God would give us the strength to pass the test.
Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 2 Kings 6:1-7. Elisha comes to the rescue again for a man in debt. One man from the school of prophets lost a borrowed axe in the Jordan River. Crying out to Elisha, he asks for help and finally received his edge back. How goesContinue reading “Don’t Lose Your Spiritual Edge”
Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the prophet Elisha. His encounter in 2 Kings 3:9-20 is as real today as it was then. We run out of water, and we pray to God so that God might “fix it”, but we seldom participate in the work it takes to have aContinue reading “Dig A Little Deeper”
Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church in Greeley, teaches on the prophet Elisha’s commitment to follow God’s call in his life. He was anointed by Elijah to follow God. Elisha’s act of faith was made clear in his action of burning his plows and cooking the cows. How are you going to respond to God’sContinue reading “Want To Make God Laugh?”
Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on giving and tithing in the church, but this time it’s not about money. Some people believe that writing a simple check to the church is enough. Some think just giving a little bit of charity is enough. Jesus taught us in John 13:3-17 that toContinue reading “It’s Not All About Money”