When I became a parent I had some idea of what was in store. I would work hard to provide for my family and spend “quality time” with my children. What I did not yet know was that some of the most important “quality time” I would spend with my son and daughter would occur...
For a devotion today Pastor Barnes would like to invite you to read something: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech “The Other America”. King is not popular with everyone. White racists and Marxists tend to oppose his ideas and approach to change. That is because King was a Christian minister, who believed in what America said...
Here is a word about our current situation and our plans in the near future.
For those of you have not heard, Governor Hogan has announced that as of Friday, May 15th at 5 pm, the state of Maryland will be entering Phase 1 of the Roadmap to Recovery and the stay-at-home order will be lifted. As each of us wrestles with what that means to us on an individual level, I would like to provide an update about the plans we have at Mount Oak Fellowship for the near and intermediate futures.
You may have heard of an ancient (and allegedly Chinese) curse which is translated into English, “May you live in interesting times”. The ironic point of this curse is that we crave excitement and change, but life is usually better in dull times when we experience peace and tranquility. “Interesting times” are usually troubled and uncertain.
As we begin the second month of living in these abnormal times, Mount Oak Fellowship is committed to helping you continue to practice your Christian walk by participating in weekly worship. For most people this involves watching our services on our Facebook page (Mount Oak Fellowship) or via our YouTube channel (Mount Oak) or through following links on our website (mtoak.org).
Speaker: Pastor Robert Barnes Devotion for April 15, 2020
Speaker: Pastor Robert Barnes Devotion for April 14, 2020
This week is Holy Week, the week during which for 2,000 years the followers of Jesus Christ have paused to remember his crucifixion and resurrection. Unfortunately, during Holy Week of 2020 much of the world finds itself quarantined due to the Coronavirus. As a result, the question is “how can we worship the Lord during this strange time?”