Olive Branch Bulletin: August 2018

From Pastor’s Desk The season of the Church Year during summer is Pentecost. Pentecost is a season of growth. We have a summer sermon/study series to encourage and provide opportunity for Christian growth, Christian Education Sunday, VBS week, Summer Spiritual...

Olive Branch Bulletin: July 2018

From Pastor’s Desk Give God the Credit: Part One If we believe that God has created us, making us who we are and providing us with all that have, including our abilities and opportunities (Deut. 8:18), then let the one who boasts boast in the Lord (1 Cor. 1:31;...

Olive Branch Bulletin: May 2018

From Pastor’s Desk I found myself this month thinking that I should communicate with you, the congregation, about the difference between piety and sanctification. usually we contrast sanctification with justification, but the difference between piety and...

Olive Branch Bulletin: April 2018

From Pastor’s Desk In the days following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the United States Army conducted one of the largest manhunts our young country had ever seen. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, had managed to make his escape into the...

Olive Branch Bulletin: March 2018

From Pastor’s Desk Is the cross of Jesus an ugly thing or a beautiful thing? The Romans did it. It was their cross. They’re responsible. They pounded his hands in and settled in for what, to them, was going to be a boring wait because they could not report until...

Olive Branch Bulletin: February 2018

From Pastor’s Desk You’ve probably never heard anyone say, “I just love Lent because it makes me feel so happy!” Lent is a season of subdued jubilee in anticipation of and preparation for the joy of the promises that we can so easily take for granted. There are...