Messages from Ooltewah

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Our messages our designed to honor God and be relevant in our lives. We hope that you will take a moment to and explore what God might have to say to you.

Building Healthy Families – Choosing the Good Life

Life is full of choices. The choice is not always between good and evil- often times the choice is between good and what’s best- what ultimately brings life. Listen as Pastor Dwight address the dilema facing families in today’s option rich world- what are the choices that will build and strengthen our families? Are ther […]

Building Healthy Families – A Role not a Race

OUMC begins a new message series called “Building Healthy Families.” This series will run Mother’s Day through Father’s Day. No human job is more challenging and taxing than raising children.  Parenting ranks among our world’s toughest jobs.  This is true whether parenting is done by two biological parents, a single parent, grandparents or grandparent, an […]

All-In “Treasure”

Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV) 19  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21  For where your treasure […]

All In Sacrifice

Romans 11:33–12:2 (NRSV) O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Or who has given a gift to him, to receive a gift in […]

All In Together

Acts 4:31–34 (NRSV) When they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness. 32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership […]

Where Am I Headed?

Luke 12:29–34 (NIV) And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. 32 […]

What is right or wrong?

Judges 21:25 (NRSV) In those days there was no king in Israel; all the people did what was right in their own eyes.     Introduction. In 2013, an 84 year-old James “Whitey” Bulger went on trial in Boston for 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and weapons charges, including complicity in 19 murders. This well-known crime […]

Why Am I Here?

Luke 4:1–2a; 4:5–8 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 were for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And the devil […]