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Rules Can Be Tricky

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Colossians 2:16-23, where the Apostle Paul warns the small home church on Colossae to walk by faith in Jesus, rather than be bound by all the Jewish laws and regulations of faith.

ambassadors 1Rules and regulations don’t save you from your sin. Rules don’t have the power to save or to heal. Only a life found in Christ can bring healing and restoration from a broken life of sin. Do you find yourself bound by rules in religion, and restricted by the attempt to “keep all the rules” for God? If so, you can find more freedom in letting Jesus have influence in your life and submit to his leading. You can receive this power of God today by letting Jesus enter your life and surrendering to Him alone.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2019 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sabbath Rest, Sermons

 

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Suffering Builds Character

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Colossians 1:24-2:5.

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Paul the Apostle is writing a letter to the churches near Collosae and wants them to know how much he is personally suffering for their sake. He has committed his life to serving them, no matter the cost, so that they might mature in their faith in Christ. What does mature faith in Christ look like to you? Does it mean that God answers your prayers? Does it mean that you receive healing when you’re sick? Does maturity even have anything to do with the blessings you receive, or does maturity mean we look to bring God’s blessing to others? God is always pouring out his blessings, but are we submissive enough to receive blessings in obedience to Jesus?

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2019 in Leadership, Media, Sabbath Rest, Sermons

 

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Who Has Authority Over Your Life?

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Colossians 1:15-23.

question+authorityAuthority in society is always in question these days. It seems like people don’t respect police anymore, and don’t respect the government anymore. There seems to be a waning respect for all authority in our society, but have we also lost respect for the authority of Jesus in our lives? As we read through this account of Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians, we see that the authority of Jesus is the supreme thing with which we must identify. How are you letting the authority of Jesus have its rightful place in your life?

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2019 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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“Jesus Turned The Lights On”

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Colossians 1:9-14. In this letter to the people of Colossi, Paul writes to them about their identity in Christ Jesus.

lightsSee, in our day, as in theirs, it is easy to learn about religion and play all the right games with church. This game is not what Paul had in mind. He was empowering his people to no longer live in the darkness of the world, rather to live in the light of God. Jesus has redeemed us to be light in this dark world, and it has nothing to do with us, it’s all Jesus. This portion of Paul’s letter makes a stand that he wants people to grow up in God, and be joyful in thanksgiving, so that we truly live into our real identity in Christ. Maybe these words are foreign to you, if you don’t understand where your identity lies. Maybe you need to realize that in Jesus, you are a new person; transformed for God’s good work in the world. This is what Paul is talking about.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2019 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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Why Is Unity So Difficult?

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Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on John 17.

nina-strehl-Ds0ZIA5gzc4-unsplashJesus’ final prayer for the 12 disciples, included a prayer for you and me “those who will believe in their message”. The prayer of Jesus included a plea for unity “oneness” among those with faith, so that the world might see and understand that God sent Jesus to the world. Question for you, how is unity working out?

Is your unity showing the world that God sent Jesus?

Many young people are leaving the church “big C” because faith people can’t get along with one another. We aren’t leaving a good example of how to love like Jesus loved, and this is making people wonder if God really is the answer to our problems.

Come on people, let’s learn to love one another and learn to agree in unity, more than we disagree with hatred. Do you ever wonder if your prayers are being answered? I wonder if Jesus’ prayer is being answered, also.

 
 

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Do Not Be Afraid

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the false spirit of fear.

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Now the spirit of fear is real, but it’s false, in the sense that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 says that God did not give us that spirit of fear, or timidity. Young Timothy was pastor of a church and needed encouragement to be bold in his faith. Where do you need to be more bold in your faith in God, rather than being defeated by a spirit of fear? Is your mind captured by fear of something, someone, some loss, or rejection? God hasn’t given you that fear. You can overcome fear by naming it, acknowledge it, take away its power by claiming it for God, and then trust God for the results. You live in a world where fear runs rampant around you, but fear is a liar. You can claim your life for God and give your fear to Jesus.

 
 

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How We Overcome Apathy

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the evils of apathy, within each of us.

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Sometimes we get caught up thinking that our little bit of faith is not enough to change the world. Sometime we think we need to solve EVERYTHING, so we miss out on being a solution in one small thing. We can even post about things we hear around the world, and yet not even be involved in helping our neighbor. How would you have heard the parable of the Good Samaritan back in the day when Jesus told this lawyer how to love his neighbor? What kind of response does it call out in you? Are you an apathetic person regarding your faith?

 

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