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Current Olive Branch Message Series

Under the Surface Series

Intro to the Series: At the surface level, most people know that Christians believe in Jesus Christ and that the symbol of the cross has something to do with why. What most don’t know is why - or even care. But under the surface is a massive shift in all the structures of everyday reality.  See, what people believe about a lot of stuff matters, like ZIP! What you believe about aliens, about algae, about art, about ballet and about whether or not playing chess is a good use of time will not change your life - that is, unless you’re a professional chess player or the weird hair host of Ancient Aliens. What you believe about ultimate reality, however, is profoundly important. And it affects - or at least it should affect - how you live your life every day. If Jesus was right - and much of the world believes that He was - then what you believe and why you believe it will impact your life and thousands of others way beyond the life of this planet. What Christians believe about what life is, why it exists, who originated it, where it’s going and how it should be lived has been shaped by Jesus the Christ. Christians take on His Name and His identity, which is why we have been called Christians or "little Christs." At the core, we believe that the truth of and foundation for what we believe and build our lives on, comes from Jesus our Messiah or Anointed King. We believe that this truth is so critical, Jesus died for it - and so have 100’s of thousands of others. We believe that this truth is consistent with history, science, archaeology, how humans behave - and what matters and what doesn’t. If what Christians believe is that critical, then we all need to know what it is and whether or not we still believe it! If it’s true, then we need to live it!

Sunday September 17 at 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis

About God

That God exists seems to be a pretty obvious fact - judging by the fact that something exists rather than nothing. Looking at what it is and the sophisticated, intricate design of it all - and the deep sense throughout all cultures that there is a spiritual reality behind it all, gives us a sense that there is not a what behind it all - but a Who. Did this Who reveal Himself?

Sunday September 24 at 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis

About Scripture

We believe that God has revealed Himself by what He’s made and what it’s like - and through His relationships with people since the beginning of time. That history and those relationships have produced what we call the Scriptures or Holy Writings. It’s the record of God’s actions and God’s Words and God’s insights into life, into the future, and both His power available to us - and His expectations for how we will love Him and love others.

Sunday October 1 at 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis

About Us

Every human has wondered - usually at multiple points, "What’s wrong with me? Why do I do what I do? What’s my destiny? Why am I even here? It’s pretty clear, first, that humans are intricately made -and have immense potential. It’s also clear through all of history that we keep sabotaging ourselves and hurting others. That we can be loving and generous and kind and be incredibly selfish and mean spirited. What’s our problem?!

Sunday October 8. 2023
Speaker: Ken Davis

About Salvation

We’d like to think we are self-sufficient - that apart from Him creating us and occasionally stepping in to give us a hand, we really don’t need God. Given the trail of blood through history - it’s quite naïve to think that way. The truth is way more devastating than most would imagine. The damage sin has done to all human kind is profound. We need to be rescued and we need a rescuer!

Sunday October 15 at 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis

About Following Jesus

It’s interesting, isn’t it, that Jesus asked people to already believed in God, believed in the Scriptures (and memorized them), already knew most of the facts about God - to follow Him. And it’s only in following Him that their lives, priorities and relational worlds were transformed! And that’s what the Christian life is all about; loving, listening to, obeying and following Jesus - living under the same power that empowered Him - the power of the Holy Spirit!

Sunday October 22 at 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis

About the Church

There’s a reason why Jesus collected His followers into a group - and traveled with them and they with Him. He was simply doing what He has lived for all eternity; the community of the Trinity. The word Church means gathered people. And that’s why the New Testament is filled with one-anothers - love one another, encourage one another, help one another, pray for one another, comfort one another. There is no other way to interpret this than seeing that we need one another - just like body parts need one another. And that will always be inefficient and inconvenient. The Church of Jesus here is a foretaste of what the Church will be in Heaven - a group of different people - glad to be together forever!

Sunday October 29 at 10 AM
Speaker: Ken Davis

About the End of the World

Most people in our world know that life as we know it is not infinitely reproducible. There isn’t enough space and there aren’t enough resources. Jesus - who fulfilled all the prophecies made about Him speaks very clearly to the fact that there will come a time when He will return - and on that day, things will radically change. Peter speaks to the fact that it will be a day that will silence all skeptics and bring justice and life and healing. Jesus, the Hope of the Ages, our Saviour - and Lord of all - will set things right. He told us clearly that there would be signs to look for - but to not try to predict it. His calling was to just be ready!