Sermon Archive — 2018

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 2018 Messages to Mt. Olive congregation

 Audio mp3 files with recordings

(occasionally prefaced with singing led by the Heavensong Praise Team).

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These recorded messages or teachings are easily played with almost any computer or device and may be downloaded if you wish. —Rev. Kenneth L. Williamson (unless noted otherwise)

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Rev. Kenneth L. Williamson


Drawing of a bumble bee flying from flower to flower in a circle around the words "Jesus loves me, this I know."

In the Air of the Night

2018 Dec 24, Christmas Eve


Adversity 101

Why Did This Happen?Cemetery photo with the words "Death will be no more."

2018 Sept 9, part 1 of series: Adversity 101

Jesus with hands raised and the words "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live . . ."


2018 Sept 16, part 2 of series: Adversity 101

—Based upon John 11:1-36

Jesus in front of Lazarus' open tomb, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"

The One You Love is Sick!

2018 Sept 23, part 3 of series: Adversity 101

—Based upon John 11:4-45

When it seems that God is SilentA man with a fantastically colored long cloak and a group of people in the distance with the words of Genesis 37:3

2018 Sept 30, part 4 of series: Adversity 101

—Based upon Genesis 37-40

Photo of a red leaf with a body of water and beach in the background with the words "When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" Luke 18:8

What’s Up?

2018 Oct 7, part 5 of series: Adversity 101

—Based upon Luke 18

God uses Adversity in the Lives of His Children

part 6 of series: Adversity 101Photo of a small plant growing in dirt with the words "We will in all things grow up in Him who is the head . . ."

2018 Oct 14

—Based upon Romans 8:28

A man on the ground in front of a horse shielding his eyes from bright light. And the words "The conversion of St. Paul"
May I have Your Attention, Please!

part 7 of series: Adversity 101

2018 Oct 21

—Based upon Acts 9

God Uses adversity as a form discipline, part 8, 2018 Nov 11, Not available due to technical problem with recording.

Self-ReflectionA snow covered mountain and the words "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."

part 9 of the series: Adversity 101

2018 Nov 18

A throne with a cross on the back and the words "Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, Hebrews 4:16"

Experiencing God’s Faithfullness

part 10 of the series: Adversity 101

2018 Nov 25

Painting of Christ carrying his cross and another man helping Him

part 11 of the series: Adversity 101

2018 Dec 2

Photo of stairs going down a ridge high in the mountains with the words "Continue in the faith. -Colossians 1:23"

Our Goals and Perspective on Life Determine Our Response to Adversity

part 12 of the series: Adversity 101

2018 Dec 9

Woman with eyes closed and face turned up toward the blue sky with the words "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness."

Paul’s story about Adversity

part 13 of the series: Adversity 101

2018 Dec 16

based on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

All Saints Day -What is it all about?Saints from the Bible and the words "For All the Saints"

2018 Nov 4, All Saints Sunday

This I BelieveDrawing of hands and a hammer nailing a paper to a door with the words "Reformation Sunday."

2018 Oct 28, Reformation Sunday

Photo of a bride and groom, a newly married couple holding hands with the words "As a man rejoices over his new wife, so your God will rejoice over you." -Isaiah 62:5

What to do Worry or Trust?

2018 September 2

Jesus the Good ShepherdA man with a staff in one hand and a lamb held with the other arm and the words "I am the good shepherd"

2018 August 19

A hand extended down from the clouds to 3 people on the ground and the words "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you."

Why, God do You Love Me and Your Children So Much?

2018 August 5

A man kneeling with a basin of water washing the other man's feetWashing of Redemption

2018 July 29

Men in a boat with a square sail and the words "Jesus Calms the Storm"

A Midmorning Miracle

2018 July 22


Hey Good Buddy, You Got Your Ears On?

Can You Hear Me Now?Drawing of a hand cupped to an ear with the words "Can you hear me now?!"

2018 June 24

part 1 of the series:

Ways God Communicates to His ChildrenA shepherd holding a staff with a few sheep around him and the words "I know those who are mine and they hear my voice."

2018 July 1

part 2 of the series: Hey Good Buddy, You Got Your Ears On?

Testing, Testing  Woman at a window with the words "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus

2018 July 8

part 3 of the series: Hey Good Buddy, You Got Your Ears On?

Ways to Tune into GodWater and sky with clouds and the words "Be still and know that I am God."

2018 July 15

part 4 of the series:

Hey Good Buddy, You Got Your Ears On?
Fathers’ Day 2018

Bringing out the Best!

Two pairs of hands on a pregnant woman's stomach and the words "You knit me together in my mother's womb."


Fathers’ Day, 17 June 2018

Photo of still water with the words of John 14:6

Holy Trinity

2018 May 27

Brightly colored tulip designs with the words "Mother's Day, Her children arise and call her blessed, Her husband also praises her."

Highlights and Assets of a Godly Woman

Mothers Day, 2018 May 13


What is Love?

Six different colored heart shapes stacked with the words "Love . . . in truth and action.What is Love?

2018 Feb 25, first part

Love is Kind Drawing showing one man kneeling to help another man laying on the ground with the words "Good Samaritan."

2018 Mar 4, part 2 of What is Love 

Love Does Not Envy

2018 Mar 11, part 3 of What is Love

Hands wring out a towel into a bowl and the words "Foot Washing"

Love is Humble -part 1

Part 4, 2018 Mar 18

Love is Humble -part 2Drawing in blue of a balance scale showing equal weights with the words, "This is what the Lord requires from you. That you do what is right, to love mercy, and you live humbly with your God."

2018 April 8, part 5 of What is Love

Love is RespectfulClose-up photo of a lady bug beetle on a leaf with the words "Be humble and gentle, Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love." -Ephesians 4:2

2018 April 15, part 6 of What is Love

Photo of the sun shining through the trees in the forest with the words "Be careful what you think because your thoughts run your life." -Proverbs 4:23
Love is Not Easily Angered

2018 April 22, part 7 of What is Love series

Love Rejoices with the Truth -part 1Plant with only several leaves in the dirt with the words "Speak the truth in a spirit of love."

2018 April 29, part 8 of the What is Love series

Photo of an old-fashioned basket filled with apples with a framed insert holding the words "The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in sliver." -Proverbs 25:11
Love Rejoices with the Truth -part 2

2018 May 6, part 9 of the What is Love series

Love Rejoices with the Truth #3

2018 May 20, part 10 of the What is Love series

Lenten series — Wednesday evenings and the last part (6) on Easter Sunday:

God’s Promises

God’s Promise in the Garment

2018 Feb 21 – part 1 begins this series

God’s Promise Through the Sign

2018 Feb 28 – part 2

God’s Promise in a Wine Soaked Sponge

2018 Mar 7 – part 3

God’s Promise in the CrossThe cross stands on top of a mountain backed by a yellow circle crossed by eight spokes radiating around it

2018 Mar 14 – part 4

God’s Promise in the Water and the Blood

2018 Mar 21 – part 5

Drawing of a chalice beside purple grapes and the words from Matthew 26:26 "This is My Body . . . This is My Blood."

God’s Promise in the Burial Clothing

Drawing of a cave with the stone door rolled back with the sun just rising behind the hill with the words "The Lord is Risen."part 6, 2018 April 1, Easter Sunday

What is Your Perspective?Silhouettes of people holding up palm branches and a man riding on a donkey with the words "Hosanna in the highest."

2018 Mar 25, Palm Sunday


Finding Balance in a Fast-Pace World

Fields and trees with the words "Be still, and know that I am God."

When Life Gets Hurried

—7 January 2018, first part of the series“Finding Balance in a Fast-Pace World”

Bringing Margin into Our Life Man with a troubled expression and the words "Expect to have problems."

—14 January 2018, part two of the series“Finding Balance in a Fast-Pace World”

A large hourglass with sand pouring through the small opening and the words of Psalm 90:12What Matters Most 

—21 January 2018, part three of the series“Finding Balance in a Fast-Pace World”

Bringing Sanity into a Busy Life A metal garbage can with several things hanging out from under the lid and the words from Philippians 3:8

—28 January 2018, part four of the series“Finding Balance in a Fast-Pace World”

Photo of a beach with water and trees and the words of Matthew 11:29

The Remedy for Reducing Our Load

—4 February 2018, part five of the series“Finding Balance in a Fast-Pace World”

What God is Calling Us to Do Photo of a young woman with a book sitting at a window

—11 February 2018, part six of the series“Finding Balance in a Fast-Pace World”

Do We want to Reorganize our Life or Revolutionize our Life?

—18 February 2018, part seven, the final part of the series“Finding Balance in a Fast-Pace World”

More Messages

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