Messages from Ooltewah UMC
New to the area? Wondering what a message is like at OUMC? Miss a message from Sunday? Wanting to go deeper in a particular message?
Our messages our designed to honor God and be relevant in our lives. We hope that you will take a moment to explore what God might have to say to you.
Our Sunday messages are streamed live each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. – You can watch our livestream on Facebook. Previous messages are available below and also on our Facebook page.
Messages from our Recovery @ Ooltewah services are also livestreamed on Facebook each Thursday at 6:15 p.m. while previous messages are available on our Recovery Facebook page.
What makes a good listener? When we try to keep up with the life that seems to flash before our eyes, are we stopping to listen to our children, our family, our surroundings, our God? Not so easy, is it? In the parable of the sower and the seeds, Jesus makes a comparison between seed and […]
Have you ever tried to achieve something completely alone? Whether you’re trying to earn that higher degree, run that extra mile, or prove your theory is fact, going at it alone is hard. It’s not impossible, but it is hard. That’s why we are the church. We are a community of believers taking that journey […]
“Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on. Let me stand.” That’s a great song. If you don’t know it, look it up. There are some great stories about how this particular hymn has blessed so many lives. But take a close look at that third sentence: “Let me stand.” Sometimes we take Jesus for […]
We’re all on a journey- the question IS- where are we headed and how’s our progress in getting there? Do you remember standing with your back straight against the trim of a door in your house, and your mom or dad marking how tall you are on that trim? Those marks tell a story of […]
So have you ever gotten a “some assembly required” item that came with a sheet (or sometimes a book) of directions? Have you ever thrown those directions aside and tackled the assembly of this “thing” with your cunning brain and infallible mechanical know-how? Never, right? Yeah, right. We sometimes have this false assumption that becoming […]
Our Back to Church Sunday series continues with Pastor Dwight’s message “In Search.” “Count your losses.” Have you ever heard that statement? It means that someone is giving up before losing even more. That’s what we tend to do. When we start to lose, even by a little bit, we turn inward and try to […]
“Faces” – when you look at the sea of faces you see everyday- what do you feel? In each person’s eyes- do you see one who is made in the image of God and of sacred worth? Let’s explore what Jesus’ taught us about the faces we interact with every day.
Waiting: it’s something we don’t do well at all. We’ve got things to do, places to go, people to meet. And when it comes to needing something, or healing, or wanting something to change in our favor, waiting is the last thing we want to do. But we have to keep in mind that God […]
Life is not a marathon…it’s a triathlon! In a triathlon, you basically travel great distances by swimming, then biking, then running, without stopping to rest. While triathletes can accomplish a single triathlon in one day, they would all admit that doing one every single day is not healthy. But that is exactly what we do with our lives! We […]
“What do you think?” A dangerous question to ask, right? It’s been said that we have 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. In all honesty, that sounds like a small number. With the constant barrage of information and entertainment that we encounter every day, our minds are moving at the speed of Wifi. It’s fascinating! […]