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Suffering Builds Character

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Colossians 1:24-2:5.

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Paul the Apostle is writing a letter to the churches near Collosae and wants them to know how much he is personally suffering for their sake. He has committed his life to serving them, no matter the cost, so that they might mature in their faith in Christ. What does mature faith in Christ look like to you? Does it mean that God answers your prayers? Does it mean that you receive healing when you’re sick? Does maturity even have anything to do with the blessings you receive, or does maturity mean we look to bring God’s blessing to others? God is always pouring out his blessings, but are we submissive enough to receive blessings in obedience to Jesus?

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2019 in Leadership, Media, Sabbath Rest, Sermons

 

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Remember Your Purpose

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Colossians 1:1-8.

dandelionPaul the Apostle wrote a letter to a group of faith people he didn’t know, in a city where he wouldn’t visit, and wanted to encourage them in their faith. He wanted them to remember their purpose in Jesus, not getting caught up in superstitious practices of mysticism and emotional faith. Paul wants us to know, in our present culture, that we don’t need to fall victim to relativism of truth. Today, everyone’s truth is relative to their social culture and “their perspective” while missing the person of Jesus Christ. This truth comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is displayed in transformation of the soul while bearing fruit in spiritual maturity of faith. Don’t be dismayed by the distractions in the world, the politics that lead us into angry arguments, or taking sides on issues that divide people. Place your faith in Jesus Christ and trust that Jesus is enough for complete salvation. Our purpose is to share this Gospel with others. Don’t forget your purpose.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2019 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Why Is Unity So Difficult?

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Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on John 17.

nina-strehl-Ds0ZIA5gzc4-unsplashJesus’ final prayer for the 12 disciples, included a prayer for you and me “those who will believe in their message”. The prayer of Jesus included a plea for unity “oneness” among those with faith, so that the world might see and understand that God sent Jesus to the world. Question for you, how is unity working out?

Is your unity showing the world that God sent Jesus?

Many young people are leaving the church “big C” because faith people can’t get along with one another. We aren’t leaving a good example of how to love like Jesus loved, and this is making people wonder if God really is the answer to our problems.

Come on people, let’s learn to love one another and learn to agree in unity, more than we disagree with hatred. Do you ever wonder if your prayers are being answered? I wonder if Jesus’ prayer is being answered, also.

 
 

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The Liability of Labels

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the Liability of Labels.

labels-wordleLabels in our lives, have a way of keeping us down, or projecting us forward. We can either believe the bad labels and live down to them, or live up to new good labels. How is it working out in your life? Do the labels of your past haunt you and keep you stuck, or can you believe the good labels you’ve been given in Christ and move forward? God used a woman in the Bible named Rahab, to show us that your life can change.

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How We Overcome Apathy

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the evils of apathy, within each of us.

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Sometimes we get caught up thinking that our little bit of faith is not enough to change the world. Sometime we think we need to solve EVERYTHING, so we miss out on being a solution in one small thing. We can even post about things we hear around the world, and yet not even be involved in helping our neighbor. How would you have heard the parable of the Good Samaritan back in the day when Jesus told this lawyer how to love his neighbor? What kind of response does it call out in you? Are you an apathetic person regarding your faith?

 

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Not What You Expected

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the surprise at the resurrection of Jesus.

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We forget that Jesus appeared to women first, at the empty tomb, not to the men. We forget that the first evangelists of the resurrection of Jesus were women, not men. We come to this scene in the Bible and we bring our expectations to it, since we’re removed from it by 2000 years, but if we put ourselves in the scene, our expectations wouldn’t match what really happened. Join us as we visit the scene of Jesus’ resurrection and see that God does so much more than we could expect or even imagine. HAPPY EASTER 2019.

 

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Do You Know What Time It Is?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the Palm Sunday.

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Luke 19 in the Gospels, is a description of how Jesus the Messiah walked from the Mount of Olives to the city of Jerusalem with people praising him as God. He rode on a donkey which had never been ridden on, and people worshiped Jesus as God. The religious leaders wanted Jesus to rebuke his followers for singing to him. He refused. Then Jesus told them they missed out on the work of God because they didn’t notice the time of God’s coming. Do you know what time it is? Have you recognized the timing of God, to send Jesus to earth as a ransom for your soul. God has made a way to know himself, through Jesus, His only Son. Don’t miss out on the timing of God in your life. Don’t let pride get in the way of you recognizing God’s salvation.

 
 

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