Making God-Pleasing Choices

by Pastor Jon Haakana

Every day, we’re faced with decisions that we must make. Those decisions will affect the direction of our lives in one of two fundamental ways: we’ll either get closer to God or further away. This is spiritual decision-making. 


Some decisions we deliberate on are small or seemingly inconsequential (“What should I prioritize in my schedule this week?”), and some have a more dramatic or lasting impact (“Should we try to have another child?”).


And the bigger the decision gets the more stressful it can feel, and the more sensitive we may be to input from others if we haven’t exercised our own spiritual muscles.


Why Spiritual Decision-Making Matters


“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more; with knowledge and discernment, so that you may approve what is important, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-11)

  

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“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: 

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”


Romans 5:8 (NIV)

SUNDAY Worship SERIES: "THE CHOICE"

February 22 - March 28


Lenten Wednesday Series: Return to the Lord

February 16 - March 24

Worship in the Sanctuary at Mount Olive! 

Saturday: 

5:30 PM (in-house only)


Sunday: (in-house or online)

8:00 AM Traditional

10:00 AM Contemporary


Wednesdays: (in-house or online)

6:30 PM Lenten Worship

 

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beginning at Sundays: 8:00 & 10:00 AM

beginning on Wednesday: 6:30 PM

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  • LENT - Wednesday, February 24

    Return to Prayer

    In-person & LIVE at 6:30 PM



  • Sunday, February 28

    The Choice, "Who will you follow?"


    8:00 AM


    10:00 AM



  • LENT  - WEDNESDAY, March 3

    Return from Betrayal

    In-person & LIVE at 6:30 PM



  • Sunday, March 7

    The Choice, "What will you get rid of?"

    8:00 AM


    10:00 AM


  • LENT: WEDNESDAY, March 10

    Return from False Witness

    In-person & LIVE at 6:30 PM


  • Sunday, March 14

    The Choice, "God's Choice"

    8:00 AM


    10:00 AM



  • LENT: WEDNESDAY, March 17

    Return from Denial


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God made this promise to Joshua and the Israelite's and they crossed into the unchartered territory of the Promised Land: 

God said in Joshua 1:9, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

During this time of COVID-19
STEWARDSHIP NOTE

Even as our circumstances are changing rapidly, we know God is the same yesterday, today, and always. Take comfort in that, friends! The staff of Mount Olive will continue to work daily to do the work God has called us to do. Therefore, we encourage you to continue to be generous in your giving.


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700 Western Street

Anoka, MN 55303


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