Watch Olive Branch Messages Each Sunday at 10 AM

ON  FACEBOOK  AND  YOUTUBE

 

CURRENT OLIVE BRANCH MESSAGE SERIES 

A lot of times we feel trapped down in the mud, the blood and the beer – rolling around in a mess – frustrated with what life hands us. And that’s all we can see. An early follower of Jesus had an unbelievable impact on the world – an impact that is matched and surpassed only by Jesus. And the sacrifices he made?  Unbelievable! As a thanks for his impact, the churches he started and the people he impacted gave him a very rough time – and totally rejected him, in some cases, for a newer and sexier “gospel”. He survived several shipwrecks, multiple beatings, hunger, poverty, and several imprisonments. He was once stoned and left for dead – and even had some fellow believers try to make him more miserable when he was in prison. And he forsook everything – lost credentials, his accomplishments, his prestige, his home and many of his friends in return for his sacrifices. And then – then – He writes a book about joy. And in doing that – he tells us how the way of Jesus involves a perspective on life – higher ground – from which we can all look beyond the mess that obscures our view. As one poet put it; Two looked out through prison bars; one saw mud, the other saw stars. 

Sunday July 26 @ 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis
GOD’S NEW COUNTRY (Philippians 1:1-2)
Jesus talked a lot about the Kingdom of God. He literally meant, the span of God’s reign and leadership. The word kingdom brings up a lot of stuff from the middle ages – knights, castles, princesses – stuff that has no real place in what Jesus meant. The word country or nation may make more sense for us. For example, God’s nation is where the basic constitution is about loving God and loving others. There’s a kind of bill of rights. But the way of this nation – is higher ground; the kind Jesus talked about in labeling the roads, the narrow path which leads to life and the broad road which leads to death. In this book, Paul talks about what has been called the principle of the path. That direction – not your intentions – determine your destination!

Sunday August 2 @ 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis
WHAT GOD STARTS, HE FINISHES  (Philippians 1:3-11)
We westerners are obsessed with doing. We think sweat, energy, productivity – and endless doing is the key to everything. When we think of God’s will, we often think, “What does He want me to do?” – as if that’s the ultimate goal. When we follow God’s direction, we look for a completed, packaged product – something. But God’s completed product is us. Our hearts. Who we become – who we are. Who we become lasts for all eternity. That’s why God doesn’t get flustered by hindrances, tragedies, incomplete programs and failures. He has started a work in your heart that He is determined to complete – but He needs and wants your cooperation. The question is – will you FINISH well?

Sunday August 9 @ 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis
JOY WRAPPED IN PLAIN BROWN PAPER (Philippians 1:12-18)
Our world system makes it pretty clear that joy is something that happens to you if you can just click in all the right things – kind of a roll of the dice. The implication is that it is clearly related to our circumstances. The amazing, counter-intuitive teaching of the Bible is that joy is a choice – largely unrelated to circumstances; that joy is available to everyone, not just the lucky. In fact, joy is listed as one of the tell-tale evidences that the Spirit of God is active in your heart. It is a radical decision everyone has to make: Will I choose joy? Will you?

Sunday August 16 @ 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis
TO LIVE IS CHRIST, TO DIE IS GAIN (Philippians 1:18b-26)
Once again, God’s Word blows the assumptions of our culture out of the water! Word on the street has it that, To live is ME, to die is LOSS. Paul says, “To live is Christ, to die is gain.” It is possible to live on a plane that is absolutely inaccessible – where your life, your values, and your reward are frustratingly untouchable. In fact, because of Jesus Christ, you can cheat death! So, make the kind of choices that will lead you there. Don’t get intimidated into cashing in for something less!

Sunday August 23 @ 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis
IF YOU DON’T LIVE IT, YOU DON’T BELIEVE IT (Philippians 1:27-30)
The Gospel – the Good News – is the most amazing truth on earth! It is the only truth that can really change the world at the core. It is in fact the hope of the world. It was tremendously costly to Christ – who died to make it freely available to all. And we are called, not just to use the Gospel – but to live it, and offer it to the people of this world for whom it is inaccessible. Sometimes we want to do that – live worthy of the truth we say we believe, but get scared into mediocrity by the pricetag. Don’t be afraid!

Sunday August 30 @ 10 AM
Speaker: Blair Malfara

Sunday September 6 @ 10 AM
Speaker: Blair Malfara

Videos
August 2. 2020
August 2. 2020
Sunday July 26. 2020
Sunday July 26. 2020
Sunday July 19. 2020
Sunday July 19. 2020
Sunday July 12. 2020
Sunday July 12. 2020
Sunday July 5. 2020
Sunday July 5. 2020
Sunday June 28. 2020
Sunday June 28. 2020
Sunday June 21. 2020
Sunday June 21. 2020
A Gift for You and Your Family!
A Gift for You and Your Family!
Sunday June 14. 2020
Sunday June 14. 2020
Sunday June 7. 2020
Sunday June 7. 2020
Sunday May 31. 2020
Sunday May 31. 2020
Sunday May 24. 2020
Sunday May 24. 2020
Sunday May 17. 2020
Sunday May 17. 2020
Sunday May 10. 2020 / MOTHER'S DAY
Sunday May 10. 2020 / MOTHER'S DAY
Sunday May 3. 2020
Sunday May 3. 2020
Sunday April 26. 2020
Sunday April 26. 2020
Manage It!
Manage It!
EASTER SUNDAY / April 12. 2020
EASTER SUNDAY / April 12. 2020
GOOD FRIDAY / April 10. 2020
GOOD FRIDAY / April 10. 2020
PALM SUNDAY / April 5. 2020
PALM SUNDAY / April 5. 2020