Mount Olive is a confessional Lutheran congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. We are not ashamed of our Lutheran faith, which centers all that we believe and do squarely on Christ and Him crucified for us. Because the LORD is present for us in Word and Sacrament, we conduct worship reverently, using the best liturgical traditions of the historic Christian Church which boldly proclaim this Gospel faith. Our congregation regularly uses services, rites and hymns from the Lutheran Service Book. At Mount Olive, we preach Law and Gospel, we teach the Bible, and we serve our neighbor locally, regionally, and around the world.
NEW BIBLE STUDIES COMING THIS WEEK!
Wednesday Evening Bible Study resumes APRIL 20th at 7:00pm
“So, what’s the deal?” “What do you mean?”
“Well, you Lutherans say that every Christian is a priest to God, but you have ministers dressed up in fancy robes who speak on behalf of God.”
“That’s true. Our pastors speak in the stead and by the command of Jesus Christ.”
“But doesn’t every Christian do that? I just don’t get it.”
As Lutherans interact with other Christians, they often find them-selves struggling to explain their beliefs and practices. Although many Lutherans have learned the “what” of the doctrines of the Church, they do not always have a full scriptural foundation to share the “why.” When confronted with different doctrines, they cannot clearly state their faith, much less understand the differences.
Because of insecurities about explaining particular doctrines or practices, some Lutherans may avoid opportunities to share what they have learned from Christ and His Word. During the coming weeks in our Wednesday evening Bible study we will study the Priesthood and Ministry from the Lutheran Difference Bible Study series. Please join us.
Beginning Sunday, April 24th during the Adult Education Hour 10:30 am: Fundamentals of Faith
Though Martin Luther was a learned doctor and preacher, he continually returned to the fundamentals of the Christian Faith, saying, “I cannot master the matter as I desire but must remain a child and pupil of the Catechism and am glad to remain one.”
The Catechism is not just “kid’s stuff”. It is good for us to return to the fundamentals just like Luther. Though we have walked through them before, there is always a benefit in hearing these truths again, remembering things we have forgotten, and even learning something new along the way. Join us for our Sunday morning Bible study as we walk through the Fundamentals of Faith.