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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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David; The Flaws of a King

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 2 Samuel 11.

Screen Shot 2018-02-18 at 7.34.37 AMKing David had reigned over Israel for some 20 years now, and in his complacency, became a little bored. He neglected his kingly duties, didn’t go out to war, roamed his palace at night, and took advantage of his power. Greek Military General, Pittacus, said, “The measure of a person is what they do with their power.” How do you use your power and influence over others? Are you abusive, #metoo, or are you empowering? Do you walk blindly in your sin, or when others hold you accountable, do you repent of your sin and confess your wrong to God? God is waiting to give you another chance, so we need to walk toward God, repent of our sin, and come freely to victory over darkness.

 

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Jephthah; Don’t Make Deals With God

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Judges 11.

doorsJephthah was given the power of the Holy Spirit by God, to win a battle against the Ammonites. After receiving the power of God, he turns and makes a deal with God, that whatever comes out the door when he returns from battle, he will give to God as a burnt offering. This is the worst kind of deal to make with God. Who should come out of his front door, but his daughter. God isn’t looking for you to make deals, God is looking for your faithful obedience. God wants you to remain faithful to Him, He doesn’t want to bargain for our stuff.

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Samson; Where Does Your Strength Reside?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Judges 13-16.

Screen Shot 2018-02-06 at 3.14.54 PMSamson was a wild man, who was given the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish various tasks for the Lord over the people of Israel, but he certainly wasn’t a man to emulate your life after. He struggled with issues many of us struggle with today; ego, lust, power, and difficulty with intimate relationships, among other things. We look at the life of Samson so that we can understand where our strength resides. I wonder if you are self aware enough to know what could bring you down? What are the issues in your life that draw you away from God, rather than draw you towards God? Can you determine the strength of God in your life, or do you succumb to weaknesses all the time? Find out with us, where your strength can reside, with God.

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Barak; Are You Being Useful For God?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Judges 4 & 5.

6b4033f9-294a-4cad-a75b-0605f14de241Barak was serving as General for Israel’s Army, under the Judge Deborah. He was given a command, through Deborah, by the Lord, and he refused to obey orders unless his conditions were met. When we rebuff against the Lord’s commands, we are not honoring the Lord. How does your life reflect obedience to God? Are you one to question God’s authority in your life, and therefore not live a life of obedience? How can you learn to serve God better by making your life available to God’s service?

 

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Missionary Life of Hudson Taylor

Missionary, and Perspectives teacher with Overseas Mission Fellowship;

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Bryan Thompson, teaches on the life of Hudson Taylor as missionary and pioneer of missional living in our time.

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Manger Interrupted Plans

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 1.

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Mary and Joseph’s plans were interrupted for God’s greater invitation into the Messiah’s life. God has a way of interrupting our plans with His purposes. Don’t be alarmed if God wants to get your attention, so that His greater purposes may prevail. God sees the bigger picture and wants your participation into His plans. Won’t you put your plans on hold for God to work out His purposes in your life? Please do. You won’t be disappointed.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2017 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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