The Strong Partner — Worship Service, June 19, 2022
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The Strong Partner — Worship Service, June 19, 2022

Every third Sunday in June, much of America pauses to remember their fathers. This is a fine habit (That actually is in keeping with one of the Ten Commandments), but if “Father’s Day” is to go beyond hot dogs and ballgames, there is a question that must be answered. What does it mean to be...

Women, Men, and God — Worship Service, May 8, 2022
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Women, Men, and God — Worship Service, May 8, 2022

Please join us for worship and a message. In today’s message, Pastor Barnes will honor women, men, and most of all mothers, by offering a Biblical reflection on what it means that God chose to create us male and female. Speaker: Rev. Robert Barnes

Getting Along – Session 3 (Parents and Children)
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Getting Along – Session 3 (Parents and Children)

Television loves shows about families, but whether the name of the show is, “I Love Lucy”, “Roseanne”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, or “Everybody Hates Chris”, there is a recurring theme in the stories they offer us: families have problems. That’s true on television and that’s true in real life, with the primary difference being, that in...

Getting Along – Session 2 (Marriage)
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Getting Along – Session 2 (Marriage)

When Rodney King captured the country’s attention by famously asking “Can’t we all just get along?” he uttered words that were bigger than his own court case, bigger than Los Angeles, bigger than race relations, and bigger than any one issue. As human beings, most of us dream of harmony, peace and friendship, but these...

Christmas Family Service
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Christmas Family Service

The Omicron variant has hit us all at once and left many families scrambling to find a way to worship on Christmas Eve, or during the days that are to follow. Pastor Keith Butler and Pastor Robert Barnes have created the attached service in the hopes that it might provide a time of focused family...

What is a Man?
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What is a Man?

Earlier this week, my wife Linda posted a devotion on what real Biblical womanhood was like in which she referenced many of the lesser-known women of the Bible, who did big things. (She has written a study on this subject) In response, I would like to share some similar thoughts for men; thoughts that address...

She Had a Choice — Worship Service, July 25, 2021
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She Had a Choice — Worship Service, July 25, 2021

Please join us for worship and a message about Abigail, marriage, and the roles and choices of both men and women. The text is 1Samuel 25, and an order of worship with sermon notes and announcements may be found at https://www.mtoak.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/210725-online.pdf. Speaker: Pastor Robert Barnes

An Ode to Fathers (In Praise of Fathers)
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An Ode to Fathers (In Praise of Fathers)

This Sunday is Father’s Day; a day in which we remember with joy and sorrow the fathers who helped give us life and raise us. If you are a man and wonder “if and why” what you do for your family matters, then listen to today’s ten minute talk from Pastor Barnes. Even if you...

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