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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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You’re The One With “Control Issues”

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Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on “Being Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired”.

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We look at the issues of control in the life of the one who follows God. If you have a faith in Jesus, you might know that God calls us to lay down our lives before Him and give up our issues of control & fear. The issues of control come from insecurities and fears. When you let fears rule your life, you don’t give up control to God to work things out. When you trust God with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-8), then you begin to let go of your need for controlling others. Your life actually becomes more filled with peace and joy. What are the things hanging you up as you try to control others around you? How can you learn to give up control, so God can work through you to bless the world a little bit more?

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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A Different Value Standard

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

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The culture says to “go with the flow”, “let it ride”, “don’t ruffle feathers”. When it comes to living like the culture, the enemy wrote the book on how to “fit in” without making waves. Wouldn’t the enemy of our soul just love to see us not be different from the world? He’s a jerk. God, however, calls us to live differently from the culture. We have a calling to live HOLY and wholly different from society.

We are being transformed into the image and likeness of Jesus, so therefore, we are called to not emulate the behavior of the world. It’s important to get the order of things right, however. We don’t act with ethical and moral values to earn God’s favor, we already have God limitless favor, therefore we act in accordance to God’s Holy Standard. “But I’m not like other people,” you may say. Well, the standard isn’t “other people”, the standard is God’s holiness.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2018 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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When You Can’t Handle It All

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on trusting in God when the “wheels fall off”.

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Sometimes we feel like we can’t handle life. We can’t handle the pressure when responsibilities build up to much. Some people don’t know how to respond to God when their lives feel mismanaged. What do you do when life is out of control? Who do you turn to when you can’t take it anymore? Are you one of those who wants to end your life before letting it get better? This talk is for you. There are things we can do to share the load, or stop the behavior, or surrender it all to Jesus.

 
 

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You Can’t Keep People Pleasing

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the irrational thought of people pleasing.

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We get ourselves into a trap of pleasing others, which eventually makes us compromise our integrity, or sell out, or miss the goals we want to achieve. It’s easy to become a people pleaser if we remain obsessed with what people think about us. But when we embrace the identity that God gives us in Christ, we can live into the beloved child of God that He created. You choose. Keep people pleasing and feel empty, or be a God-pleaser and feel complete.

 

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Good Enough, Just Ain’t Good Enough

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Romans 3.

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Apostle Paul tells us we aren’t good enough, in fact, he says, “all have sinned and fall short of the perfection of God.” Bummer. What does this do to your soul? When we live in a world of trying to be good enough, and we just can’t measure up, we have to submit to “someone” else being good enough for us. Jesus Christ is our salvation. God has called us to know him through faith in the perfect righteousness of Jesus, alone. That’s it. That’s all it takes to be good… having faith in the one who is perfect.

 
 

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When God seems Cold Hearted

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on peoples’ misconception of God’s character when He seems cold hearted.

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When God doesn’t answer prayers; when God let’s trouble come; when God allows suffering, it seems so unfair. Isn’t God the omniscient Heavenly Father who is supposed to shield us from all trouble, heartache and pain? Maybe we have the formula all wrong about God. Maybe we go through suffering so that we see God’s purpose in our pain, or find God’s presence in our pain, or better yet, become more persistent through the midst of pain. Don’t give up when things get rough, in fact, look for God all the more. He’s right there with you, in it all, and through it all.

 
 

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