First Week After Christmas

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.Hebrews 1:3 “What have you done for me...

Fourth Sunday in Advent

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).Matthew 1:23 There’s now about a week left until Christmas. How would you feel if someone gave away a secret and told you now what gift you will...

Third Sunday in Advent

This is the one about whom it is written:“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,    who will prepare your way before you.’Matthew 11:10 What John the Baptist did for Israel, Advent can do for us. Don’t let Christmas find you unprepared. Its joy and impact will be so...

Second Sunday in Advent

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.Every valley shall be filled in,    every mountain and hill made low.The crooked...

Olive Branch Bulletin: December 2018

From Pastor’s Desk Curly head dolls that toddle and coo. Elephants, boats, and kiddie cars too. Santa Claus is comin’ to town.You’ll hear those lyrics often during the holiday season – a song about a man who’s coming to bring all sorts of gifts. But, are they...