You Have Every Right To Be Offended, but . . .

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on our right to be offended. We live in a culture of 140 character conversations, if one can even call them conversations. We blurt out our opinions as quick as a heart beat, forgetting that God wants us to filter our responses and not be soContinue reading “You Have Every Right To Be Offended, but . . .”

Persecution, as Blessing

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the end of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:10-12. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness. When you face persecution and difficulties in your faith, what is your response? How will you endure persecution?

Making Peace, Not Just Keeping It.

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Peace-making comes from the idea of “shalom” in the scriptures. Shalom is God’s sense of making all things right in the world through those who seek Him.

Purity; It’s A Heart Issue

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” What sort of purity are you working into your life? We can easily slide down the slippery slope of impurity and then we won’t see God at work in our lives.

Faith Outside the Box; Standing in Faith Trough Trials

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Daniel 3, the fiery furnace. When you face trials of faith, do you stand strong, or do you compromise? We learn from this familiar story that the teenage friends of Daniel could stand strong in faith because of the convictions “outside the box”.

Germ Warfare; Cleansing Our Lives of Cultural Toxins

Rounding out the sermon series (listen here) on “Soul Detox” at Crossroads Greeley Church, we finished up with “Germ Warfare”.  It’s so easy to blur the lines of our faith while trying to be culturally relevant.   What is the purpose for this Christian life? In a recent blog post about “New Atheism” the authorContinue reading “Germ Warfare; Cleansing Our Lives of Cultural Toxins”

Plant More Trees

I love preaching at Crossroads Greeley. We have an amazing fellowship of believers and God is doing awesome things in our area of the world.  Last weekend I preached on “Plant More Trees“, which is a take off from Bill Hybels and the Willow Creek Association conference about evangelism. Thank you Bill.  We are preachingContinue reading “Plant More Trees”

Remembering 2011

As the calendar turns one more round on the spindle, and we make our way toward another year, I have a question. What stands out in your past year, or so, as moments where God has broken through “time on a clock” (chronos time), to get you to recognize “opportunity time” (kairos time) in yourContinue reading “Remembering 2011”