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Working With God, Instead of For God

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 9:1-8.

 

four friends copyThe story of the man healed from paralysis is fascinating. We sometimes mistake it for a simple story of healing, which isn’t ever simple. But this miracle takes a turn and God brings forgiveness along with healing. This is called Shalom in the Bible, God’s salvation (Shalom) is more than peace, it is a wholeness of forgiveness, healing and making things right in the world. Jesus uses this moment in this young man’s life to point others to God. The friends who brought the young man to Jesus were rewarded for their faith. Those who opposed Jesus were dumb founded by his authority from God the Father. All in all this is a wonderful teaching on working with God, instead of for God. Do you understand the difference? Click the link below, and follow along.

 

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Leaders Are Learners

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on wisdom as a spiritual discipline. wisdom.spiritualPeople with faith in God are called to continue learning and sharpening their minds, so that they might honor God with all they have. Some people label Christians as following God with blind faith. They say, “How do you know if the Bible is true?” “Why would you put your faith into some God you can’t see?” Billy Graham said, “You can’t see gravity, or the wind, you can see the effects of each, but even though not seeing, everyone believes they are true.” People with faith in God believe that God exists and He wants us to truly know Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. You can know God personally, and even though it takes faith, we believe and continue to learn with wisdom how to trust in God.

 
 

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Writing as Spiritual Discipline

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on writing as spiritual practice of faith.

Journaling copyWhere do you spend time writing out your faith? What do you focus on when you write? Some like to write like a diary, some like a journal, some write scriptures and some write out the character of God. However you write, it is right for you. You grow in faith by writing down how God is growing you in faith. When we write out prayers to God, or scriptures from God, we grow in our walk with God. Writing is an excellent process when processing your faith. Don’t neglect writing.

 
 

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Worship as Antidote to Worry

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 6.

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Jesus teaches us to replace worry with worship. Seek first, the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you. How do you practice worship? What are your best practices when it comes to overcoming the mess of this world? On this Mother’s Day we come to celebrate the gift of Worship and focus on worship in Spirit and in Truth.

 
 

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The Death of Contentment

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on quitting on comparison.

comparingComparison is a killer. It kills your joy, it kills relationships, it kills marriages, it kills your purposes in the world. Why? Comparison is an open admission to God that you’re not happy with who He made you to be, and you wish you were like someone else. There may be something called healthy competition, or challenge to grow stronger, but the negative side of challenge is comparison. Don’t compare yourself to others, it leads only to pride, or to resentment.

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2016 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Quit Making Excuses

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on quitting.

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Quit making excuses about things in your life that are too difficult to accomplish, or too challenge to take on. You don’t need to keep making excuses, because no one cares how good your excuses are. Jesus tells a story in Luke 14 where people give excuses instead of coming to the Master’s banquet. He is saying that our excuses have no place in the Kingdom of God. In order to grow in faith, we need to quit making excuses.

 
 

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Is God Concerned With My Happiness?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on debunking the myth of the “Health & Wealth, Prosperity Gospel”.

Urban LegendsThe question goes; “If God wants me to be happy, and I’m not happy, then did God fail me?” What happens when we don’t get our prayers answered the way we want them? What happens when I don’t get the material possessions I wanted, but I have the faith to believe I should get them? What kind of depth of faith do we have if we haven’t yet learned to suffer through the hard times? God has something more for each one of us, and maybe that means not getting the happiness we seek. Join us for this sermon on debunking the myth of the prosperity gospel.

 
 

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