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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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The Olive Press — September 2016

Grow In Grace 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Recently, as I was shaking hands with people after church, one of our school’s upper grade students came through the line. It made me do a double-take! I realized that...

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The Olive Press — June 2016

Common Ground: Emphasizing Selfishness Vs. Selflessness We live in a world that seems to be growing further and further away from the values and morals that please God and that is commanded for God’s people to have. Certainly this makes our mission of sharing the good news of Jesus with...

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The Olive Press — May 2016

Dear Mount Olive Members and Friends, We are now nearing the close of this school year.  For us at Mount Olive that means the end of the Christian Day School year, as our 145 students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade look forward to their summer break.  We hope that all...

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