Posts by Thomas Olson (Page 2)

Go To Go

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 The logo for Target resembles a bullseye target.   As far as an economical place to shop, they hit the consumer target.   However, when it comes to their new store policy, “welcoming transgender staff and customers…

In Need Of Jesus

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Genesis 2:15 Our oldest boy, Isak, passed his road drivers test this past month.  The next morning we watched our 15 year old son get into his 2001 Ford Taurus and drive himself to school, and…

Survival Kit

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK “So the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.”  Deuteronomy 6:24 NASB Here in Golden Valley and Dodge, we have been enjoying a very mild and beautiful November and December.  Minot broke a previous record high of 62 degrees…

Pay Attention

FROM THE PASTORS DESK For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty. How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? Hebrews 2:1-3 The other evening my…

In The Crowd

FROM THE PASTORS DESK That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.  And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach. And He spoke many things to them… Matthew 13 Matthew tells us that Jesus, maybe looking for some fresh air,…

Changing Seasons

FROM THE PASTORS DESK Remember, I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 (ERV) Today is Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  I write this newsletter article and I find myself all alone in the house.  All six of our children hopped on bus #17 at 7:30…

Powerful Prayer

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK   “…many were gathered and were praying.  When he (Peter) knocked on the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.  They said to her, “You are out of…

Fully Covered

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”  Ephesians 6:10 The other day I was considering full coverage or liability insurance on my 1998 Honda Accord.  I decided to leave it at full coverage even though liability costs quite a bit less.   That very…

Worth Melting For

FROM THE PASTORS DESK “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  John 3:16 Our oldest daughter Kiana (10) really likes the movie Frozen.  Apparently she is not the only one that enjoys the movie, as it became the highest grossing animated film of all…

Big Shoulders

FROM THE PASTORS DESK I lift my eyes toward the mountains.  Where will my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  (HCSB) Psalm 121:1-2 In the 1956 movie “The Searchers” Marion Mitchell Morrison, aka John Wayne (1907-1979), took on the role of Ethan Edwards, a former confederate soldier.   Ethan and Martin Pawley set out…