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The Olive Press – April 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, “It is finished.”  What is the emotion behind those words? The answer varies.  If that statement is spoken by a store owner who has to close his business due to slow sales, there’s a strong note of discouragement and frustration being expressed.  “It’s...

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The Olive Press – March 2018

The Man of Sorrows Isaiah 53:3 “He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.” In the season of Lent we take the time to consider everything that our Lord Jesus willingly went through in order to make the full payment for our sins—in...

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The Olive Press – February 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, The Lenten season begins with the Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 14. On that day, which is also Valentine’s Day, we’ll begin to consider again God’s most beautiful valentine to the world, whereby out of love He gave His Son Jesus as...

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The Olive Press – January 2018

Having an Enlightening Epiphany!  A favorite professor of mine at Bethany often spoke about that wonderful “A-HA Moment!”—where a new realization strikes you and you feel energized and enlightened by seeing this thing that before had not been known to you. I love that “A-HA Moment!” It is a joyful...

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The Olive Press – December 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, Don’t you envy people who have the means and the sort of flexible schedule which allows them to travel on a moment’s notice? How great it would be, on a cold, dreary day, to get on a plane flying to Honolulu or Mazatlan!...

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The Olive Press – November 2017

You Are Invited to the Gospel Outreach with Media Conference! Have you heard of the GOWM Online Conference? Consider this your invitation to attend and to join in on this insightful, exciting, and FREE opportunity! AND REALIZE you can even attend this conference in your pajamas from the comfort of...

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The Olive Press – October 2107

Dear members and friends of Mount Olive, We are planning to observe Reformation Day on the last Sunday of this month, October 29. For us Lutherans, that’s a day worthy of celebration and thanks to God, as we remember the work of His faithful servant, Martin Luther. Especially this year,...

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The Olive Press – September 2017

Are you Anxious? An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. (Proverbs 12:25) A father paces in the waiting room of a hospital. His ten-year-old daughter was just taken into surgery for an appendectomy. The doctors assured him it is a routine procedure, but...

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The Olive Press – August 2017

Dear members and friends of Mount Olive, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.” Jesus spoke those words to His disciples during an especially busy time as they accompanied Him on His ceaseless daily work of preaching and teaching and healing. In fact Mark records, “For...

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Olive Press – July 2017

“Let me tell you about this thing that has changed my life for the better!” It might be a great kitchen gadget that helps you cook dinner. It might be a “super-food” that has lowered your cholesterol. It might be a new restaurant that serves the best cheeseburgers you’ve ever...

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