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Not What You Expected

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the surprise at the resurrection of Jesus.

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We forget that Jesus appeared to women first, at the empty tomb, not to the men. We forget that the first evangelists of the resurrection of Jesus were women, not men. We come to this scene in the Bible and we bring our expectations to it, since we’re removed from it by 2000 years, but if we put ourselves in the scene, our expectations wouldn’t match what really happened. Join us as we visit the scene of Jesus’ resurrection and see that God does so much more than we could expect or even imagine. HAPPY EASTER 2019.

 

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Your “ONE WORD” for 2019

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Greeley teaches on your “ONE WORD” for 2019.

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Have you ever concentrated on one word for the day, or for a week, or month, or even a year? We are practicing our one word for a year as a church together. God may be speaking one thing to you for the year, and He might be wanting you to focus on a single attribute of His, or a single thought for the year. We take a look at Philippians 3 and see that Apostle Paul wants us to forget what is behind (in his case, legalism) and press on to what is ahead (our identity in Jesus Christ), and see that God is calling us to lean forward into faith this coming year. What is your one word for the year?

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Christmas Carols | AWAY IN A MANGER

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Christmas Carols for Advent season.

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We often sing songs because they are familiar to us. We sing words and listen to the music, but do we take the time to think about the meaning of the lyrics, or the theology represented? In this series, we break down the lyrics and pay attention to what God is trying to tell us today.

Away in a Manger, a nursery rhyme song from Martin Luther regarding the baby Jesus, is catchy, but it’s only about the baby. What if God were trying to tell you more about Himself than Jesus simply remaining a baby? Listen today with a heart that asks God the question, how better would you like me to follow you?

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Jesus Breaks Bread With People

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Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Acts 2:42-47.

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The example of Jesus to the world through the church is through fellowship, gathering, serving and forgiving one another. You can participate in the will of God by eating meals with others. God isn’t asking us to judge the character of another person before having a conversation with them, which is easy to do, God is asking us to fellowship with people so that the light of God might shine more brightly in the world. You have a responsibility to love the world the way Jesus loved the world. You and I can show the love of God by being the light of Christ in relationships and eating meals with others. God expects us not to live life in a bubble away from the world, but to be in the world with those who need God’s love.

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Posted by on November 27, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Sabbath Rest, Sermons

 

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Jesus Taught Us To Forgive, How’s That Working Out For You?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 6:14-15.

Jesus taught us to forgive others, so that the Heavenly Father can forgive us.

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Jesus doesn’t ask us how we “feel” about this conditional statement in his sermon on the mount. In fact, most of the Bible doesn’t ask the reader how we feel about what God says. In light of that, how is forgiveness working out in your life? Are you one who holds a grudge? Are you letting the evil stored up in your heart spill out onto others, or are good things spilling out of your life? When God asks us to forgive others who offend us, think politics, think personal offenses, think mistakes made … He is asking our hearts to be in line with His heart, since God forgave us more than we could ever ask.

Let’s put it this way, maybe you only have to forgive others, as much as God as already forgiven you … that’s all. If we can figure out how to forgive, then our capacity to love will be even greater still. Let’s walk in the wholeness and grace of God’s forgiveness, which spills out onto others.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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The Lord Make His Face Shine Upon You

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Pride Issues Need to Die

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Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the issue of Pride.

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The church has gotten away with pride for too long. Scripture teaches the Church, quite clearly, to put aside issues of pride. We are to lean on humility and grace. In fact, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. How are you working on identifying pride in your life, and working on eliminating it from your every day life? God calls us to humility because we cannot both worship God and worship self at the same time. Let’s grow in humility.

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Posted by on October 9, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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