August 1st

IN-Person - One Service - 9:30AM

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Announcements and Upcoming Events

8:30A  -  Adult Bible Study Lead by Galen Clark
9:30AM   -  Worship Service (masks required)

10:30AM  -  Mt. Olive Kids
10:30AM  -  Mt. Olive Youth
10:30AM - Adult Bible Study Lead by Mike McDivitt
Save the Date - August 29th 5PM

Sundays 9:30AM

Order of Worship

Worship Set 
Every Move I Make
Trading My Sorrows
Break Every Chain
Above All

Prayers of the People
The Lord's Prayer

Scripture Reading
John 8:1-11

Message
What's So Amazing About Grace?
Part 3

Song of Sending 

Benediction
Go in Peace

Message Notes

What's So Amazing About Grace?

John 8:1-11

1 while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, sir.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.” 

What's so Amazing About Grace

Devotional resources for this study
Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world.

Reading and sermon Plan
Part One How Sweet the Sound  (Matthew 18:10-14)
Part Two Breaking the Cycle of Ungrace (Colossian 3:12-17)
Part Three Scent and Scandal (John 8:1-11)
Part Four Grace Notes for Deaf World (Isaiah 43:18-19; Matthew 21:12-16)

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DISCIPLE'S PATH
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. 
FAMILY CONNECT
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!