Listen With Care

Reid Olson

2/17/19

Description:Did you know that the way you listen to other people, is a form of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them? Sometimes we just walk all over someone's conversation, waiting to get a word in edgewise when they take a breath, but by listening with care, we have the ability to share the love of God with others. Pastor Reid Olson shares with us some listening techniques taken from the account where Jesus walks with his disciples following the resurrection. You can learn how to listen better to others, so that the love of God is conveyed through your actions.

How To Bless

Reid Olson

2/10/19

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley. At Crossroads Church we are learning what it means to be ambassadors for Christ. Jesus articulated the values he expected every one of his followers to possess. He made it clear that God's Kingdom values are radically different from the values of the world. God wants His ambassadors to demonstrate humility, sorrow over sin, gentleness, a hunger for purity, a desire to relieve suffering, a devotion to peace, and a willingness to endure persecution for doing what is right. A leader who wants to follow Jesus and represent God's attributes in the world will seek His values. Do you have these qualities? Will you be an ambassador for God in the world?

Who Is In Control?

Reid Olson

2/3/19

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on God being in control of our lives. We often encounter people who want control over us, or want to manipulate us. Even Jesus experienced the Apostle Peter, who tried to stop Jesus' mission of going to Jerusalem to die for the sins of the world. Did Peter really try to derail God's plan? No. He just didn't want Jesus to be killed. Peter, however, didn't know the bigger plan of God for the world. We can act like this sometimes. We can get in the way of another person, or other people can get in the way of God's mission in our lives. How do we learn to articulate our calling from God and live into the purposes of God, while letting God have control? Join us to find out.

God's Peace in Your Life

Reid Olson

1/27/19

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on learning to have peace from God. Paul, the Apostle, teaches people they can have peace with God. When we are anxious, we are to give our anxiety to God through prayer petitions and offerings to God. We can learn to no longer be anxious about anything, but in everything, in every way, give your thoughts to God and He will guard your hearts and minds in God's understanding of Peace. Wouldn't it be nice to stop worrying about things we can't control anyways? Wouldn't it be something to be able to not fret over money, or time, or upcoming events? There is a way to learn the Peace of God for every situation.

Re-framing Your Thinking

Reid Olson

1/20/19

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on reframing your mindset to think the things of God, rather than be trapped by our own wrong habitual way of thinking. The Apostle Paul tells us to reshape our thinking, so we think the thoughts of God. We often get trapped in "stinking thinking" and get our minds all wrapped around some false way of self destruction. God wants so much more for us in Jesus. You have the capacity to re-calibrate your own thinking to get out of the ditches, and move into the space of freedom that God desires for you. Won't you choose to elevate your thinking

Basic Training of the Mind

Reid Olson

1/13/19

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on basic training for the mind. Many people live with a negative mindset, and this stems from negative self talk. When we constantly barrage our mind with negativity, we will be sure to live it out in our behavior. But there's a good solution. You can rewire the neuro pathways in your mind from negative to positive thoughts. We learn to replace the constantly critical statements in our mind, with biblical truth from God's Word, write it down, think it, say it aloud, then we'll begin to believe it.

Battling the Mind

Reid Olson

1/6/19

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Battling the Mind for a new Mindset. You have more power to change your thinking, than you might realize. The Bible tells us that we are renew our mind daily, on God's Word for us. Many of us get defeated by our own wayward way of thinking. Many people don't live a victorious life in God. People tend to believe the lies of satan and don't end up believing in themselves at all. How do we overcome a negative mindset? One of the tactics of overcoming negative thinking is to identify strongholds in your life, and then replace the strongholds with biblical promises of God. It can be so defeating to live with lies from the enemy, but so freeing to live into the truth of God through the Bible. We need to create a new way of thinking.

Your "ONE WORD"

Reid Olson

12/30/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on your "ONE WORD" for 2019. 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?

Away In A Manger

Reid Olson

12/16/18

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

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Reid Olson

12/9/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the Christmas Carol; Oh Come All Ye Faithful. Sometimes we don't feel very faithful, or very joyful or triumphant in our walk with God. There are even more people who don't even feel like coming to God to approach Him. What do we do to move beyond our feelings about not approaching God? Can there be a better solution than ignoring God's call? God sent His only Son, Jesus, to be born in Bethlehem, in an animal stable of all things, and God invited the lowly shepherds to the party first. What a better picture of God reaching out to those of us who don't feel faithful, joyful or triumphant in life. God wants you. God came for you. Won't you come to Bethlehem to see this one, born king of the angels? God is waiting for you to come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.

Oh Holy Night

Reid Olson

12/2/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the lyrics of Oh Holy Night. Not only does this Carol bring good warm feelings around the Christmas season, but it has deep theology as well. Where is your hope? Where are you placing your hope from God? Are you living circumstantially, for your own pleasures, or do you place your hope in something greater? God is our glory and hope, and our hope and faith come from him. Don't let yourself get caught up in the materialism of the season, rather, let your heart find hope in God's good glorious son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus Breaks Bread With People

Reid Olson

11/25/18

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

Jesus Loved People By Serving

Reid Olson

11/18/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on John 13:1-17. The arguments ensued among the disciples on that night when Jesus was betrayed, their disagreement was about who was the greatest among them. Can you imagine that kind of bickering in the presence of Jesus? And Jesus didn't talk them down, or stop the argument with words, he simply poured water into a bowl and started washing the feet of the proud disciples. You want to save your marriage? Serve your spouse. You want to grow a friendship? Serve someone. Do you want to love like Jesus? Serve people. The best way to stop an argument is to serve someone. The best way to grow a church is to serve someone. The best way to grow your faith is by serving others. Serving starts with an attitude of care for others, then the actions follow. Give it a try. You just might grow up in your faith, and start to be more like Jesus.

Jesus Taught Us To Forgive, How You Doing With That?

Reid Olson

11/11/18

Description: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. 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.

What Do You Have In Your House?

Rev. Dave Husby, CWR

11/4/18

Description:Reverend David Husby, Director of Covenant World Relief, teaches on 2 Kings 4:1-7 where Elisha asks the desperate widow, "What do you have in your house"? The Lord is asking you and me the same question when it comes to loving our neighbors, "What do you have in your house, to help one another"? You and I have a part to play in helping the gospel of Jesus Christ advance in the world. We work with our neighbors to provide long lasting transformational work in underdeveloped communities. Covenant World Relief is a partner organization with Serve Globally, a wing of the Evangelical Covenant Denomination.

"May God Give You Peace"

Reid Olson

10/28/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the end of the priestly blessing. Numbers 6:22-27 speaks of the blessing that God's priests would say over the people every day. The blessing was given to Moses, from God, for the people to receive and walk in God's favor. Do you have God's favor in your life? Do you know the peace of God, not as the world gives, but as only Jesus can give peace? God is gracious and forgiving, kind and compassionate, willing to keep his face toward us, even when we sin. God is the kind of God who gives a blessing before we even deserve it. You can receive the blessing of God on your life today.

"The Lord Make His Face Shine"

Reid Olson

10/21/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the priestly blessing. The scripture in Numbers 6:22-27 tell us that the priests in the people of Israel were told to say the blessing over the people as they worshipped God daily. The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. This is still and active part of worship today. How is it that the Lord would shine his light upon you, and be gracious unto you? Join us this weekend to find out.

"Bless & Keep You"

Reid Olson

10/14/18

Description:Pastor Reid Teaches on The Priestly Blessing Numbers 6:22-27. What does this Blessing mean and why did God have it said over the Israelites every day for 40 years? You’ve heard the blessing, “May the Lord bless you and keep you, make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace”. When you hear this, do you know the root of the meanings of the verbs? Did you know that the “you” is singular in original Hebrew, not “all y’all”, so it means that God is speaking over individuals. We are exploring the Priestly Blessing over God’s people.

"Pride Issues Need to Die"

Reid Olson

10/7/18

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

"Control Issues"

Reid Olson

9/30/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on "Being Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired". 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?

The Gospel Tradedy

David Shelley

9/16/18

Description:The Gospel message is both tragic and comedic. The idea of a man dieing to save you from sin is tragic. His death was brutal. But then he rose from the dead. WHAT? Join David Shelley as he talks this week about the Gospel Tragedy.

A Better Perspective In Trials

Reid Olson

9/9/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the end of 1st Peter. Do you face persecution as a faith person? Do you face trials that want to hurt your faith? We all face some kind of opposition in life, and even Jesus said, "don't be surprised with people persecute you because of me, in fact, rejoice in your suffering." We are called to a new perspective in suffering trials. Peter tells us to not be surprised with trials come, because we are enduring suffering with Jesus, as we walk by faith. Trials that come will make us stronger in faith when we endure to the end. We don't want to be lawn chair Christians, kicking back and taking life easy. It seems like like would be better to not suffer for faith, but in the end that kind of easy life faith makes us weak and useless for God.Crossroads Greeley Church In The Media:http://www.newschannel10.com/story/38...http://www.fox21delmarva.com/story/38...Check Out Our Crossroads Greeley Church Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/crossroads.g...

A Different Calling in this World

Reid Olson

9/2/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 1 Peter 2. God has called you; chosen you; picked you out of a line up, to be different in this dark world. You have the gifts and qualities necessary to meet the needs for someone near you. Open your eyes, and open your hands to serve those around you with the love of Jesus. You don't have to have all the right words, just serve with an open heart. God will provide a place to serve, when you follow your callings. If God nudges you in life, say yes to his leading. You don't have to worry about being embarrassed or confused, or afraid, with God in the lead, He will provide the care you need to serve his people. What are you afraid of? Step out in faith.

You Have A Different Value Standard

Reid Olson

8/26/18

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

Faith in Trials

Reid Olson

8/19/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on BEING DIFFERENT. God has called His people to a different kind of life than the world. The Apostle Peter tells us throughout 1 Peter, that we are foreigners living in a world that is not our home. How do you look at trials differently than the world looks at trials? We all face terrible things in our lives, but as followers of Jesus, we are called to respond differently. How is your faith being proved genuine?

Ephesians 1:3-14

Pastor Tammy Swanson-Draheim

8/12/18

Description:Pastor Tammy Swanson-Draheim, ECC Midwest Conference Superintendent, teaches on the Overwhelming, Never Ending, Reckless love of God in Ephesians 1. Pastor Tammy is superintendent of the conference of pastors and churches in the Evangelical Covenant Church and is gifted beyond measure to speak and lead and teach. We learn that the extravagant work of God has chosen us, adopted us and blessed us for the sake of the praise of God's glory. Join us as we learn about redemption in the Kingdom of God.

10 Year Celebration Service

Reid Olson

8/5/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on where our church has come from over the past 10 years. We were planted from Crossroads Loveland in 2008, and now have marked our 10 years of gathering together. This service is a bit of history for our church gatherings, locations, ministers, and volunteers over the past decade. We love what God is doing in and through us, and we can't wait for the next 10 years together. Praise the Lord for His faithful work.

Trust the Puzzle Maker God

Reid Olson

7/29/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Colossians 1:15-22. If we can trust a puzzle maker to put all the right pieces in a puzzle box, we can surely trust the God of all creation to put our lives together in JESUS. Colossians 1 says that God created the world through Jesus, and that Jesus holds all things together in life. Join us as we hear how God is better than puzzle makers, today. If you life feels like it's in pieces, then we need to hear from the God of all peace who holds all things together in Jesus.

Seeking Godly Wisdom

Pastor Julia Sandstrom

7/22/18

Description:Pastor Julia Sandstrom of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada steps in for Pastor Reid Olson at Crossroads Church of Greeley. Pastor Julia speaks on Proverbs 3:1-12 where the writer of wisdom compels us to obedience, trust, giving, and discipline from the Lord. Where do you stand with walking in obedience to the Lord, or learning to trust God more for the details of your life, or learning to give as God compels you, or even living under submission to the Lord's discipline? You won't want to miss this teaching from Pastor Julia on how we walk in upright living before God.

When You Can't Control The Future

Reid Olson

7/15/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Genesis 12 when Abram was called to leave his country, his people and his father's household. Do you struggle with trying to determine the future, so you can make all the right choices? I do too. I know what it's like to want to know the outcome before the beginning. I imagine some of you feel stuck when you can't tell what's right ahead. God calls us to trust Him more than trust our own instinct. There's a reason Jesus calls disciples to follow him. He knows where he's going, and better yet, he knows where to lead us where we are going. You're going to want to listen to this one twice. Sometimes we need to heed God's wisdom in the direction of our life, rather than make all of our own decisions.

When You Can't Handle It All

Reid Olson

7/8/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on trusting in God when the "wheels fall off". 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.

Can't Keep People Pleasing

Reid Olson

7/1/18

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

Good Enough Ain't Good Enough

Reid Olson

6/24/18

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

When God Seems Cold Hearted

Reid Olson

6/17/18

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

Seeking All the God-Feelings

Reid Olson

6/10/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on only seeking feels from God. Do you find yourself wanting more emotional connection with God? Sometimes we seek after something emotional, or tingly feelings from God, rather than seeking the truth of God's character. We live in a society now that is so emotionally driven, fake news or real, that we miss what God's character is really like. Did you know that the Bible is not primarily emotionally satisfying? Did you know that Jesus didn't ever ask someone how they "felt" about obeying God? God doesn't ask us how we feel about walking with Him, He expects us to walk by faith.

Legalism Doesn't Save You

Reid Olson

6/3/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on religion vs. faith; legalism vs. Christianity; law vs. grace. We've come to believe in God by faith, but do we act like legalists when it comes to keeping a relationship with God? Some will say that if they don't "behave" and do all the right things, then God is mad with them. That's not in the Bible. God's grace is big enough for all of us sinners. However, it is only after discovering our sin that we need a Savior to work out good things in our lives. God's love compels us to obey and serve Him, not to bicker and devour one another with the law.

God is not a short-order cook

Reid Olson

5/27/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on a portion of God's character. God doesn't exist to serve us, we exist to serve God. God is not a short-order cook, granting our every wish. God is more sovereign, more good, more loving and His ways are higher than our ways. When we begin to understand that God's love will never fail, and God's presence is always with us, we learn to trust in His glorious power and sovereign will for our lives. Don't let circumstances sway your view of a Holy God.

Being Faithful to Pray

Reid Olson

5/6/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Matthew 6:25-34. Jesus tells us not to worry, but to pray. How often do you let worry consume your thinking and paralyze your forward motion? Do you let the little things become big things in your life, and stop you from enjoying God's process in your life? Do you know how to pray, how to stop worry and how to enjoy the process of maturity? Someone told me they feel like they are sitting in the back seat of God's station wagon asking, "Are we there, yet?"

Grateful for Hard Work

Reid Olson

4/29/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on being grateful for the journey. We live in a generation of quitters; people who want the easy life. The Bible says the easy life isn't worth living. Somewhere along the way people bought into the idea that life is supposed to come easy and we became allergic to hard work. God tells us to take up our cross, deny ourselves and follow Jesus. We want all the pleasures in life without working through the pains along the way. Before you leave your Christian faith because it's not as easy as you thought it would be, let's lean into the difficult things and give God the glory for the grind of life. Let's be more grateful.

Extreme Generosity

Reid Olson

4/22/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on having a generous mindset, rather than a selfish mindset. We are born with a sinful, selfish mindset... Me first. It takes a relationship with God, through Jesus, to be more generous and giving in life. When you encounter the living God, you grow in faith and in awareness of others, so much so, that you want to give to others, more than receive from them. What kind of mindset do you have? Are you stingy and selfish, or thoughtful and generous with your giving? We want to grow in God and become generous like his Son, Jesus Christ. This happens when we let the Spirit of God lead our lives and lean more into Godly living.

Faithful in Service

Reid Olson

4/15/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on being more faithful in serving others. 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.

Share Faith Boldly

Reid Olson

4/8/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on being bolder in sharing your faith. All of us talk boldly about what we believe strongly, already. But many followers of Jesus don't share their personal faith with others. For some reason we feel inadequate, or incapable, or not compassionate enough. Whatever your reason, it's easier to share your faith than you realize. All we need to do is "meet a need" for someone today. Maybe they sense distance from God and don't need a lecture, rather, they need love from someone who cares for them. My prayer is that you would learn to share your faith more boldly, by meeting someone's need today.

What Did You Expect?

Reid Olson

4/1/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Luke 24:1-10. The women go to the tomb of Jesus to prepare his body with spices, and they find the stone rolled away, the tomb empty and angels approach. The angels said, "Jesus is not here. Why do you look for the living among the dead?" What did you expect to happen? Jesus wasn't expected to die, and then once dead, Jesus wasn't expected to come back to life. How does your life relate to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead? You no longer need to live a "dead" existence. You can have life today, with the same power God gave to raise Jesus from the dead.

"Even if . . . ", Daniel 3

Reid Olson

3/18/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on Daniel 3. Hebrews 12:1-3 says to lay aside the things that distract us from God, and run the race marked out for us in faith, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author of our faith, so that we don't grow weary and lose hope. How do we fix our eyes on Jesus? What sort of things take away our sense of hope? The boys in the story of the fiery furnace in Daniel 3 found themselves up against a rock and a fireplace. They chose to follow God, no matter the cost ... "even if". Can you say that in your life? Even if God doesn't save me from this situation, I will still trust him.

A Prophetic Word for Today

Reid Olson

3/4/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 17 prophets from the Old Testament. We are in a series on the Heroes of the Faith in Hebrews 11, and the author of Hebrews names the prophets as heroes of faith. We wanted to cover what the prophetic books were about in relation to today's culture. If you were asked to speak for God as a prophet to your culture, what would you say? Would you have a message of love for today's generation of people? How can you help people grow in their faith with God, today? What message would you give?

Samuel; The Calling to Serve

Reid Olson

2/25/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 1 Samuel 3. Samuel the young boy, is beckoned by the LORD, to hear his voice. The priest, Eli, tells young Samuel to say to the LORD, "Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening." Can you say that in your own life? Do you listen when the LORD speaks to you? How do you show character and faith in God when God wants to say something to you? God is loving, gracious and kind. He wants to speak with you and wants you to listen. Are you listening?

David; The Flaws of a King

Reid Olson

2/18/18

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

David; A Shepherd's Victory

Reid Olson

2/11/18

Description:Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on 1 Samuel 17. David vs. Goliath is one of the most well-known stories in the Old Testament of the Bible. Some know it as the little shepherd boy who defeats the 9 foot giant. Some know it as the giant who fell to the power of God. Some know it as people of Israel getting lucky that brave David fought for them. You may have grown up knowing this story as the underdog of a lifetime defeating the enemies of God. What we learn is that our metaphorical "giants" have been barking the same defiant demoralizing words at us our entire lives. It's time we challenge our giants to a fight, where we use the power of God to sling a stone, and cut off the head, thus silencing the voice of our giants. You may have something in your life that terrifies you, that reminds you daily that you're not good enough for God. It's time you stand up, believe the words of God, pick up your weapons and march down to the battle. Stop standing on the side lines and listening to the lies of the enemy. Besides, his words are a boring representation of non-creative assault. Aren't you sick and tired of satan trying to defeat you with his mocking voice? Say something, and do something that will let the power of God work through your life. Defeat your giants, with the word of God, with the love of neighbor and with the accountability of faith friends in your life. I'm sick of satan winning all the battles. Aren't you sick of it, yet?

Jephthah; Don't Make Deals With God

Reid Olson

2/4/18

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

Samson; Where Does Your Strength Reside?

Reid Olson

1/28/18

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