Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World

by focusing on serving young families
and providing intentional discipleship
for every age at every stage

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Worship Bulletin 


IN-Person - Service - 9:30AM

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Sunday Programming
Adult Bible Study Lead by Galen Clark

Nursery Care, Room 4

Worship Service
Vaccinated masks optional
Unvaccinated please wear a mask
to protect those who cannot vaccinate

Mt. Olive Kids K-5, Godly Play, Room 6

Nursery Care, Room 4

Mt. Olive Youth the Attic

Adult Bible Study Lead by Mike McDivitt

Meals & More 

10:30AM New Bible Study coming in September
Pastor Doug Barton and Donna Barton

Meals and More
Starting September 12th.
Programming for K-12 starts at 4pm
5:30 Community Dinner

Announcements and Upcoming Events

SUNDAY August 29th 5PM

Sundays 9:30AM

Worship by Our Presence
Gathering and Fellowship

Worship by Our Gifts
Come, Now is the Time to Worship
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
You Are Holy

Worship by Our Prayers and Service
Prayers of the People
The Lord's Prayer
Giving of our Gifts

Worship by Our Witness 
Our Trespasses Series
Romans 7:14-25
Grace Greater Than our Sin
Go in Peace

Message Notes

Our Trespasses: Trespasses (1 of 2)

Romans 7:14-25

The Inner Conflict
14 For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin.[a] 15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17 But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, 23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin.
Sermon Notes:

Disciple: A follower of Jesus whose life is centering on loving God and loving others.
Discipleship Path: A structured means by which we grow as disciples.
Mount Olive: 
a place of transformation helping us on our journey of faith.

Defining a Relationship: 
a means to measure your growth as a disciple
  • Exploring: (acquaintances) I believe in God, but I question if I can know God in a  personally way. 
  • Growing: (Friends) I believe in Jesus and I am working on what it means to get to know him.
  • Close: (Good Friends) I feel really close to Jesus and depend on him daily for guidance. 
  • Centered: (Intimate Friends) My relationship with Jesus is the most important relationship in my life.  It guides everything I do.

Spiritual Growth Markers: 
indicators that growth is occurring in your journey
  1. Better Choices
  2. Greater Determination
  3. Improved Empathy
  4. Deepening Desire
  5. Growing Influence
  6. Improved Relationships
  7. Increased Shalom (intimacy with God, others, self, creation)

Faith Obstacles : 
Number one obstacle: Its not a Priority.
Number two: Not having or ignoring your church's discipleship path process

Ways to Grow: 
tools that encourage growth in your Spiritual Growth Markers
Two major types: Devotional Life & Life of Service
The United Methodist Book of Worship summarizes both types with these five words:
(Devotional) Prayers - Presence - (Service) Service - Gifts - Witness
NOTE: There is no hard line as to what is solely devotional or solely service.  Prayer can certainly be service and gifts can certainly be an act of devotion. 
We are excited to share about an opportunity for each of your families to help us connect with others in our community! Our Mt. Olive Family Ministry is hosting a community Facebook group called Family Connect . This is a place for anyone who is investing in the next generation as a parent, grandparent, extended family member, guardian or caretaker to receive support, resources for encouragement and prayer. This group will be updated weekly beginning January 20th. Help us share this with others by joining the group and inviting friends and others in our community who we can support. All are welcome!