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Message Series @ The Olive Branch
FINISH LINE GOD: Promises That Point The Way Home

In our culture, we hand out names without thinking a whole lot about them – except that they sound right – sound cool.  Sometimes we tuck a family name in the middle – you know, where it will only be seen as an initial. In ancient times a lot of consideration went into a name – and when a person changed, their name was changed too. Names are very important to God, too. We know that by how specific He was about the fact that His Son would be named Jesus – or Saviour.  Why?  Because that’s Who He was… and IS! When God revealed Himself to Moses, the name part was simple – yet profound. Yahweh – I AM. I AM THAT I AM.
When Jesus taught us, His Followers, how to talk to God, He was very specific that we honour His Name; “May your name be honoured/May your name be kept holy.” First, I think He wanted us to literally worship Him for Who He is.  But it went deeper; I think He wanted us to think about and remember Who He is when we call on Him. And I think He wanted us to know Who He is in the context of any given day. Finally, I believe that Jesus wanted us to actually honour God – and, in some ways, live out the goodness of His name in ways that let the whole earth see His greatness, His kindness, His direction, His power, and His grace.  Think about it; What if the whole world understood how great and how good God is?
The final piece is the Finish Line. Everyone that I know of is interested in the finish line of life – or should be! Most of us would like to finish well – finish strong – and then enter well when it comes to our future with God forever. For that to actually happen, you have to live well. And the promises of God – given in His Name, tell us how all of the power of God gets poured into our lives so that can actually happen.

Sunday July 2
1 Service @ 10 AM
HE SUBSTITUTES HIS PERFECT LIFE FOR MY MESS
  

Sunday July 9
1 Service @ 10 AM
HE CHANGES ME TO THE CORE

Sunday July 16
1 Service @ 10 AM
HE STAYS WITH ME

Sunday July 23
1 Service @ 10 AM
HE CALMS ME AND MAKES THINGS RIGHT

Sunday July 30
1 Service @ 10 AM
HE HEALS MY BODY, MIND AND SOUL

Sunday August 6
1 Service @ 10 AM
HE GIVES ME EVERYTHING I NEED

Sunday August 13
1 Service @ 10 AM
HE CARES FOR ME FROM BEGINNING TO END

Sunday August 20
1 Service @ 10 AM
THE FINISH LINE GOD: HE GIVE HOPE ALONG THE WAY