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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts is a retired United Methodist minister living in Monroeville, AL. He has preached numerous times on The Protestant Hour and Day1.

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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts is minister emeritus of First United Methodist Church of Monroeville, AL. He served United Methodist churches in Alabama and West Florida for 48 years, retiring officially in 1998, but keeping busy in ministry since then. Tom holds degrees from Troy University, Emory University, Northwestern University and Garrett Biblical Institute. Throughout his ministry he was active in Jurisdictional, General, and World Methodist Conferences and also served four years as a District Superintendent. He also taught religion, psychology, and ethics in several colleges.

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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts

You Are Not One of Us

Mark 6:1-6

6th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 05, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts, Sr. (UMC)

The Old Testament history of the Jewish people had so many strange twists and turns that it is nothing short of a miracle that it survived to the birth of Jesus. And things haven't been straightforward for the Jewish people since either. The Jewish road from obscurity to political, social and religious power was filled with breathtaking events of danger and destruction. In the time leading up to the birth of Jesus, the Jewish people became so fragmented, lost and hopelessly endangered that they realized that their condition was beyond human help. They were holding on to the hope of divine intervention into human affairs in the form of a Messiah. And this growing expectation was not casual. It was their only hope for deliverance from the burgeoning power of personal and political enemies.

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