It’s not the end of the world . . . just yet.

People keep asking me if Jesus is coming back soon. Personally, I’m counting on that to happen, but to be honest, God hasn’t invited me into the morning briefings to discuss His timing of future events. I guess my short answer is, I don’t think so. The world has gone through more difficult things previouslyContinue reading “It’s not the end of the world . . . just yet.”

You Reap What You Sow

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. – Galatians 6:7 NIV I gotta be real honest here. I’ve always been afraid of this verse in the Bible. Maybe it comes from my childhood church denomination, where somehow, I learned that God would smite me, or strike me withContinue reading “You Reap What You Sow”

Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the idea of listening to the calling of God in your life, answering that calling, and taking the steps to “GO”. Our spiritual father, Abraham, was called to go to a land that God would show him. He didn’t know the future, but he trustedContinue reading “Should I Stay, or Should I Go?”

Being Rich; Riches Are Deceiving

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the idea that finances are deceiving. Do not put your trust in riches, for they are not where joy and security originate, nor sustained. Join us to see what happens when people put their love and trust in money.

Long-term perspective

How far “down the road” do you think, as a leader?  Sometimes people tell me they “take one day at a time”, or “all I need is grace for today”, which is really quite biblical. Jesus said it like this, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink;Continue reading “Long-term perspective”

Why would you even say something like that…?

“If I had a nickle for every time a students has used that excuse with me… ‘my brother died, and I had to leave your class today’, I’d be a wealthy man. Prove it!” barked the professor at a local university. Maybe a little context might help. Over a year ago, as a pastor, IContinue reading “Why would you even say something like that…?”

Choose Your Own Adventure

Remember those novels a while ago that let you choose your own adventure ending? Character development would set the stage, then you’d be given the choice to turn to specific pages if you’d like to make the story turn out different ways. I like that idea, for theological reasons. Specifically, as a church body, weContinue reading “Choose Your Own Adventure”