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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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.
We can talk about prayer, talk about why we pray, when to pray, what to say in prayer, who to pray for and even how to pray, but learning how to pray takes practice. We need to learn to pray, not so that we become good at prayer, rather so that we grow in godliness. Join us for a sermon on how to pray scripture meditation prayers.
What are your spiritual practices that keep you grounded with the Lord Jesus? Do you have a regular reading routine with the Bible? Do you have a Bible reading app? When is your favorite time of day to spend time in God’s Word? Whenever it may be, be sure to continue. Some say, “I don’t know why God feels so far away from me.” and my answer is, “How much time do you spend reading the bible?”
Would you die for your faith, if it came down to it? Would you be willing to stand up for your faith in God, no matter the cost? Sometimes Christian believers go through unimaginable trials, but God is with us and will never leave us.
Some people believe that writing a simple check to the church is enough. Some think just giving a little bit of charity is enough. Jesus taught us in John 13:3-17 that to give is to serve one another. Listen to how the Gospel of John teaches us to live the blessed life through serving others.
Crossroads Greeley, Colorado
Audio Sermon “Hope for the Church”
November 13, 2011
Pastor Reid Olson
Scripture: Hebrews 10:19-25
Lack of Hope leads to: lack of perspective, more pretending, and loss of purpose
Hope happens when we: cling to Christ, connect in community, and have a cause to cure us