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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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Being Quiet Enough To Listen

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on silence as a spiritual discipline.  How often do you take the time to be quiet and listen to the speaking of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we can get away from others long enough to be quiet for a moment. We need to learn to be still before the Lord. To be quiet and practice solitude is something that builds our faith, grows our confidence in the Lord, gives us strength to carry on through the hard times, and lets us rest in the trust that God will provide. Where are you in your practice of silence and solitude?  Click here for the sermon.

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Fasting From Food, On Purpose

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 6:16-18.fasting2

What is it like to fast from food for a meal, for a few meals, for a few days? What’s the purpose of fasting? What are people supposed to accomplish through this ancient practice of spiritual growth? Some people skip a meal in the week because they are too busy to eat. Some skip a meal because they’re trying to lose weight. Some skip meals because of lack of income, or lack of convenience, but skipping a meal on purpose for the sake of godliness is an entirely different reason. Join us this week as we look at the benefits of fasting in order to grow your faith.

 

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Following Jesus; Financial Stewardship

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Philippians 4:18-19.

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What does it mean for our lives in faith when we give financially to the work of the Lord? Do you have a spiritual practice of giving a portion of your finances to the local church? Do you give with joy, or reluctantly? Do you give on a regular basis, or only when you can afford to give? What would it look like for you to begin practicing financial giving on a regular schedule and with an increasing amount each year? Do you know that the Lord will bless you when you give as a spiritual discipline? It’s true.

 
 

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Following Jesus; “How May I Serve You”?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Philippians 2.

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Sharing Your Faith Without Being A Jerk

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Luke 10.

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Jesus sends out the 72 followers to go and prepare the cities for his entrance, ahead of him. He tells them to go in peace and eat whatever is set before them. I like this kind of evangelism. Jesus isn’t mean about sharing the Kingdom of God, he sends it out with kindness and peace. How do you share your faith in Jesus? Are you a jerk about it? Do you have to convert people to the faith and make it all about “you”, or can you let the Spirit of God do the work? Listen with us at Crossroads as we practice sharing faith as a spiritual discipline.

 
 

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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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