The Winter of Our Hope — Worship Service, November 27, 2022
Sermons

The Winter of Our Hope — Worship Service, November 27, 2022

Hope. Hope is something that we all need; but are not always sure how to find. Politicians promise hope, but often cannot deliver it. The church says that there is hope to be found through believing in God; but is that really true? This week’s service and message focus on the hope that is promised...

All or Nothing — Worship Service, September 11, 2022
Sermons

All or Nothing — Worship Service, September 11, 2022

For many people Christianity just does not work, largely because they want it to be something it never can be. They want their faith to be a hobby, to be practiced when they feel a need, or have the time. Others want to treat the cross, or prayer, as something like a magic charm, which...

Who Is This? — Worship Service, July 31, 2022
Sermons

Who Is This? — Worship Service, July 31, 2022

The world is filled with religion and spirituality of all kinds, so naturally, one of the questions that many people have is, “Is any of it real?” In this week’s message, several members of Mount Oak will share their real-life stories of how they came to have a living faith. After that, Pastor Barnes will...

Pharisees, Vampires, and Jesus — Worship Service, July 24, 2022
Sermons

Pharisees, Vampires, and Jesus — Worship Service, July 24, 2022

It is not easy to miss the fact that our nation is often divided, confused, and uncertain about what the rules that govern sex should be. As a result, many Americans look, with either fear or hope, to the Supreme Court or Congress to give us direction. As Christians, however, we realize that the relational...

Lenten Devotional – WORSHIP AND DEVOTION
Sermons

Lenten Devotional – WORSHIP AND DEVOTION

There are some parts of our faith that are difficult to talk about. One of them is the idea that we should personally worship and even love, God. For some people that makes no sense. For others it is uncomfortable. So, “tell me that we need to go to church, keep the commandments, even give...

Lenten Devotional – REPENTANCE
Sermons

Lenten Devotional – REPENTANCE

It is often preached that because of Jesus, God will accept us as we are. That much is largely true, but what comes next? We Christians obviously are not perfect, so does God expect us to change after we become a Christian? Or does the fact that he forgives us of our sins, mean that...

Lenten Devotional – SORROW
Sermons

Lenten Devotional – SORROW

If you are a Christian and you don’t feel happy all the time, are you a failure at faith? If you are a Christian, and sometimes your faith makes you feel like something is wrong, does that mean there is something wrong with God? Today and tomorrow, Pastor Barnes takes on some common misconceptions about...

The Anger of Jesus — Worship Service, April 3, 2022
Sermons

The Anger of Jesus — Worship Service, April 3, 2022

What made Jesus angry? And why does it matter to us? Please join us to find out. On order of service with sermon notes and announcements is available at https://www.mtoak.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/220403-online.pdf. Speaker: Pastor Robert Barnes Text: Luke 19:45-48