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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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Olive Press – June 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, The Christian Church calendar is divided into two main sections – the festival half of the year, and the non-festival half of the year. The festival half of the year, beginning with Advent in December, reviews the great events pertaining to our salvation:...

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Olive Press – May 2017

“Let’s Talk About WORSHIP….” Did the title of this article grab your attention? When some people hear the word “WORSHIP,” their first inclination might be to grab a pitchfork! For some it might be as a defense mechanism—making sure no one is going to mess with their “worship” forms and...

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Olive Press – April 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, “It is finished.”  What is the emotion behind those words?  It 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 finished.” ...

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The Olive Press – March 2017

LENT IS COMING! What Should We Give Up? What Should We Add? Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. “Are you going to give something up for Lent?” Such a question might be met with skepticism among...

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The Olive Press — February 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, As you know, Mount Olive is right next door to the hospital, which makes visiting there very convenient for us pastors.  We can walk out one of the back doors of the school and within a couple minutes we are entering through the...

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The Olive Press — December 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, On the recent trip to Ukraine we visited the ancient monastery at Pochaev.  Traveling across the rather bleak terrain of western Ukraine, the golden domes of the adjacent cathedral stand out on the horizon, looking like something from another world.  Even from a...

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The Olive Press — November 2016

  Election Year Encouragement Are you getting anxious for Election Day, November 8th? Some people that I have talked to would describe it as not being “anxious” but rather having “anxiety,” “distress” or even “panic” as they consider the candidates who are up for the election! In fact, according to...

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The Olive Press — October 2016

Dear Mount Olive Members and Friends, I recently heard an interesting report on the radio.  A strong signal of some sort has been picked up by a very powerful Russian telescope.  What makes astronomers excited is the faint possibility that the signal may be artificial in origin.  In other words,...

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