Third Week After Easter

Third Week After Easter “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” John 10:14 Jesus says to you and to me: I am not your typical shepherd. I am not a hired hand that cares nothing for the sheep. I am not some fly-by-night outfit that...

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...

Second Week After Easter

They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32 Christian faith is a matter of the heart? Christian faith is the result of the Holy Spirit’s work in a person’s heart through...

First Week After Easter

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 In today’s world we have access to various types of information with the click of a button. The internet and social media have...

Easter

The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm 118:24 When Jesus and his disciples gathered in the upper room on Maundy Thursday evening before they went to Gethsemane, the last hymn they would have sung together was Psalm 118. That was...