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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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Faithful in Service

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on being more faithful in serving others.serve

Jesus tells us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow him. We like the following part, but find it harder to do the “deny ourselves” part. Sometimes when we give of our time to others and serve them, we reap a reward of God’s blessing. We walk with God to learn how to give more service away and honor God by blessing others.

 
 

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Reflecting Jesus; More of a Witness

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on being bolder in sharing your faith.

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All of us talk boldly about what we believe strongly, already. But many followers of Jesus don’t share their personal faith with others. For some reason we feel inadequate, or incapable, or not compassionate enough. Whatever your reason, it’s easier to share your faith than you realize. All we need to do is “meet a need” for someone today. Maybe they sense distance from God and don’t need a lecture, rather, they need love from someone who cares for them. My prayer is that you would learn to share your faith more boldly, by meeting someone’s need today.

 
 

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“Even if . . . “, Daniel 3

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Daniel 3.

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Hebrews 12:1-3 says to lay aside the things that distract us from God, and run the race marked out for us in faith, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author of our faith, so that we don’t grow weary and lose hope. How do we fix our eyes on Jesus? What sort of things take away our sense of hope? The boys in the story of the fiery furnace in Daniel 3 found themselves up against a rock and a fireplace. They chose to follow God, no matter the cost … “even if”. Can you say that in your life? Even if God doesn’t save me from this situation, I will still trust him.

 
 

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A Prophetic Word for Today

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 17 prophets from the Old Testament.

Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 4.05.43 PM.pngWe are in a series on the Heroes of the Faith in Hebrews 11, and the author of Hebrews names the prophets as heroes of faith. We wanted to cover what the prophetic books were about in relation to today’s culture. If you were asked to speak for God as a prophet to your culture, what would you say? Would you have a message of love for today’s generation of people? How can you help people grow in their faith with God, today? What message would you give?

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Sabbath Rest, Sermons

 

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David; A Shepherd’s Victory

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 1 Samuel 17.

Screen Shot 2018-02-08 at 2.48.54 PMDavid vs. Goliath is one of the most well-known stories in the Old Testament of the Bible. Some know it as the little shepherd boy who defeats the 9 foot giant. Some know it as the giant who fell to the power of God. Some know it as people of Israel getting lucky that brave David fought for them. You may have grown up knowing this story as the underdog of a lifetime defeating the enemies of God. What we learn is that our metaphorical “giants” have been barking the same defiant demoralizing words at us our entire lives. It’s time we challenge our giants to a fight, where we use the power of God to sling a stone, and cut off the head, thus silencing the voice of our giants.

You may have something in your life that terrifies you, that reminds you daily that you’re not good enough for God. It’s time you stand up, believe the words of God, pick up your weapons and march down to the battle. Stop standing on the side lines and listening to the lies of the enemy. Besides, his words are a boring representation of non-creative assault. Aren’t you sick and tired of satan trying to defeat you with his mocking voice? Say something, and do something that will let the power of God work through your life. Defeat your giants, with the word of God, with the love of neighbor and with the accountability of faith friends in your life. I’m sick of satan winning all the battles. Aren’t you sick of it, yet?

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Finishing Begins By Starting

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Exodus 3-4.

where_you_areWhen we think of New Year’s Resolutions, we often let fear assist us with failing. We don’t want to set goals, or accomplish success because we let fear capture our hearts. Moses knew a little something about this too. When God gave him a goal to accomplish, Moses tried talking his way out of it, many times. Have you ever been there? God reminds us to start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can in order to walk by faith in 2018. Join us this week in discovering God’s bigger purposes for our lives, and you’ll accomplish more as you walk by faith.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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