The Ant and the Contact Lens
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The Ant and the Contact Lens

Pastor Keith Butler offers the following story for today’s devotion.  Its original source is the 1995 book Keep a Quiet Heart, by Elisabeth Elliot. Ms. Elliot attributes the story to a first-person account sent to her by Brenda Foltz of Princeton, Minnesota, who maintained she wrote it based upon an event that occurred during her...

To Believe or not to Believe: Session 1 – What is Liberal Theology?
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To Believe or not to Believe: Session 1 – What is Liberal Theology?

America is a nation of faith and a nation of doubt, a nation of religion and a nation of atheism, and for many Christians that reality is very problematic. This week, Mount Oak Fellowship and Pastor Barnes will begin a series of talks about questions that can become either the cutting edge of our doubt...

Rising Above the Hatred: Session 2 – “A Special Kind of Grace”
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Rising Above the Hatred: Session 2 – “A Special Kind of Grace”

This has been a tough week in America. The Derek Chauvin trial has put on display both the strengths of our justice system and the fragility of national unity. It has tested us all. As Christians we possess a strength and a hope that the rest of the world does not. In addition to that...

Oceans
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Oceans

For today’s devotion, Pastor Keith Butler invites you to worship our Lord and Savior.

Fake muscles ?????
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Fake muscles ?????

Like a bodybuilder who uses medication to look like he is stronger than he is, it can be tempting to do things to look more spiritual than we really are. Pastor Keith Butler challenges us to look more at the process than at the results. Mount Oak Fellowship of the UMC mtoak.org

Why Give Thanks?
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Why Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving is said to be a uniquely American holiday because it commemorates the faith and trust of the religious pilgrims who helped found America. That said, many Americans wrestle today with questions like, “Is God truly worth giving thanks to?” and “Is America worth giving thanks for?” If you care about such questions then why...