In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
One hundred years is a long time to do anything. If we look at the last one hundred years in which Mount Olive has preached Christ Crucified, we see a dramatic landscape. Mount Olive has come through two world wars, the Great Depression, several other wars and conflicts, recessions, terrorist attacks, fat years, lean years, a merger, the division in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, changing neighborhoods, the disintegration of the family, a radical change in societal norms and morals, and almost everything imaginable. Not only is one hundred years a long time to do anything, the last one hundred years especially have been an interesting time for the ministry of this congregation. There are congregations—both Lutheran and otherwise—who have not weathered these storms. That Mount Olive still stands, that we still open our doors every Sunday and preach Christ Crucified is a testament not to anyone who has gone before us in this congregation, not to you, and especially not to me, but to the Lord of the Church. In His wisdom He has provided for us. He has kept us here to do His work, to preach His Word to a dying world. Days may be grayer now than they were in the past, but dimness has never stopped the Church.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).