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Jesus Taught Us To Forgive, How’s That Working Out For You?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 6:14-15.

Jesus taught us to forgive others, so that the Heavenly Father can forgive us.

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Jesus doesn’t ask us how we “feel” about this conditional statement in his sermon on the mount. In fact, most of the Bible doesn’t ask the reader how we feel about what God says. In light of that, how is forgiveness working out in your life? Are you one who holds a grudge? Are you letting the evil stored up in your heart spill out onto others, or are good things spilling out of your life? When God asks us to forgive others who offend us, think politics, think personal offenses, think mistakes made … He is asking our hearts to be in line with His heart, since God forgave us more than we could ever ask.

Let’s put it this way, maybe you only have to forgive others, as much as God as already forgiven you … that’s all. If we can figure out how to forgive, then our capacity to love will be even greater still. Let’s walk in the wholeness and grace of God’s forgiveness, which spills out onto others.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 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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Pride Issues Need to Die

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Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the issue of Pride.

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The church has gotten away with pride for too long. Scripture teaches the Church, quite clearly, to put aside issues of pride. We are to lean on humility and grace. In fact, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. How are you working on identifying pride in your life, and working on eliminating it from your every day life? God calls us to humility because we cannot both worship God and worship self at the same time. Let’s grow in humility.

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Posted by on October 9, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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A Better Perspective In Trials

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Posted by on September 11, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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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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Faith in Trials; 1 Peter

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on BEING DIFFERENT.

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God has called His people to a different kind of life than the world. The Apostle Peter tells us throughout 1 Peter, that we are foreigners living in a world that is not our home. How do you look at trials differently than the world looks at trials? We all face terrible things in our lives, but as followers of Jesus, we are called to respond differently. How is your faith being proved genuine?

 

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Ephesians 1:3-14; Pastor Tammy Swanson-Draheim

Pastor Tammy Swanson-Draheim, ECC Midwest Conference Superintendent, teaches on the Overwhelming, Never Ending, Reckless love of God in Ephesians 1.

recklesslove-800x590Pastor Tammy is superintendent of the conference of pastors and churches in the Evangelical Covenant Church and is gifted beyond measure to speak and lead and teach. We learn that the extravagant work of God has chosen us, adopted us and blessed us for the sake of the praise of God’s glory. Join us as we learn about redemption in the Kingdom of God.

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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