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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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Remember Your Purpose

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Colossians 1:1-8.

dandelionPaul the Apostle wrote a letter to a group of faith people he didn’t know, in a city where he wouldn’t visit, and wanted to encourage them in their faith. He wanted them to remember their purpose in Jesus, not getting caught up in superstitious practices of mysticism and emotional faith. Paul wants us to know, in our present culture, that we don’t need to fall victim to relativism of truth. Today, everyone’s truth is relative to their social culture and “their perspective” while missing the person of Jesus Christ. This truth comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is displayed in transformation of the soul while bearing fruit in spiritual maturity of faith. Don’t be dismayed by the distractions in the world, the politics that lead us into angry arguments, or taking sides on issues that divide people. Place your faith in Jesus Christ and trust that Jesus is enough for complete salvation. Our purpose is to share this Gospel with others. Don’t forget your purpose.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 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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The Liability of Labels

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the Liability of Labels.

labels-wordleLabels in our lives, have a way of keeping us down, or projecting us forward. We can either believe the bad labels and live down to them, or live up to new good labels. How is it working out in your life? Do the labels of your past haunt you and keep you stuck, or can you believe the good labels you’ve been given in Christ and move forward? God used a woman in the Bible named Rahab, to show us that your life can change.

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Comparison Will Kill Ya

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the deathly cancer of comparison.

applesWhen we compare our lives to someone else, or compare our things to other things, or when we compare our skills to other people, we often come out on the short end of the deal, and feel awful. We might also compare to others, and come out ahead, which is pride. So, either way, we lose. God didn’t design comparison. It came from the devil’s mouth. He compared the first humans to God himself. “You can be like him”, he said. How has comparison slithered into your life, and how does it wreak havoc?

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Leadership, Media, Ministry Calling, Sermons

 

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