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Christmas Carols | AWAY IN A MANGER

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Christmas Carols for Advent season.

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We often sing songs because they are familiar to us. We sing words and listen to the music, but do we take the time to think about the meaning of the lyrics, or the theology represented? In this series, we break down the lyrics and pay attention to what God is trying to tell us today.

Away in a Manger, a nursery rhyme song from Martin Luther regarding the baby Jesus, is catchy, but it’s only about the baby. What if God were trying to tell you more about Himself than Jesus simply remaining a baby? Listen today with a heart that asks God the question, how better would you like me to follow you?

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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What Do You Have In Your House?

Reverend David Husby, Director of Covenant World Relief, teaches on 2 Kings 4:1-7 where Elisha asks the desperate widow, “What do you have in your house”?

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The Lord is asking you and me the same question when it comes to loving our neighbors, “What do you have in your house, to help one another”? You and I have a part to play in helping the gospel of Jesus Christ advance in the world. We work with our neighbors to provide long lasting transformational work in underdeveloped communities. Covenant World Relief is a partner organization with Serve Globally, a wing of the Evangelical Covenant Denomination.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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May God Give You Peace

Crossroads Church of Greeley, Colorado

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Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the end of the priestly blessing.

priestblessinNumbers 6:22-27 speaks of the blessing that God’s priests would say over the people every day. The blessing was given to Moses, from God, for the people to receive and walk in God’s favor. Do you have God’s favor in your life? Do you know the peace of God, not as the world gives, but as only Jesus can give peace? God is gracious and forgiving, kind and compassionate, willing to keep his face toward us, even when we sin. God is the kind of God who gives a blessing before we even deserve it. You can receive the blessing of God on your life today.

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Watch Other Crossroads Church Greeley Video Sermons:

https://youtu.be/Q8kuL8KQKyE (Aug 28 publish)

https://youtu.be/Fjb0AD0IkOM (Aug 21 publish)

 

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A Different Value Standard

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 1 Peter.

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The culture says to “go with the flow”, “let it ride”, “don’t ruffle feathers”. When it comes to living like the culture, the enemy wrote the book on how to “fit in” without making waves. Wouldn’t the enemy of our soul just love to see us not be different from the world? He’s a jerk. God, however, calls us to live differently from the culture. We have a calling to live HOLY and wholly different from society.

We are being transformed into the image and likeness of Jesus, so therefore, we are called to not emulate the behavior of the world. It’s important to get the order of things right, however. We don’t act with ethical and moral values to earn God’s favor, we already have God limitless favor, therefore we act in accordance to God’s Holy Standard. “But I’m not like other people,” you may say. Well, the standard isn’t “other people”, the standard is God’s holiness.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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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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Extreme Generosity

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on having a generous mindset, rather than a selfish mindset.

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We are born with a sinful, selfish mindset… Me first. It takes a relationship with God, through Jesus, to be more generous and giving in life. When you encounter the living God, you grow in faith and in awareness of others, so much so, that you want to give to others, more than receive from them. What kind of mindset do you have? Are you stingy and selfish, or thoughtful and generous with your giving? We want to grow in God and become generous like his Son, Jesus Christ. This happens when we let the Spirit of God lead our lives and lean more into Godly living.

 
 

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Samson; Where Does Your Strength Reside?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Judges 13-16.

Screen Shot 2018-02-06 at 3.14.54 PMSamson was a wild man, who was given the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish various tasks for the Lord over the people of Israel, but he certainly wasn’t a man to emulate your life after. He struggled with issues many of us struggle with today; ego, lust, power, and difficulty with intimate relationships, among other things. We look at the life of Samson so that we can understand where our strength resides. I wonder if you are self aware enough to know what could bring you down? What are the issues in your life that draw you away from God, rather than draw you towards God? Can you determine the strength of God in your life, or do you succumb to weaknesses all the time? Find out with us, where your strength can reside, with God.

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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