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.

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 […]

Where did I come from?

Isaiah 64:8 (NRSV) O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.     Introduction. You may have heard about the 5 year who came into the house after playing with some neighborhood boys and ask his mother, “Where did I […]

Unmistaken Identity

Mark 1:9–11 (NRSV) In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You […]

Resolve or Repent

Mark 1:14–15 (NRSV) Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”     Introduction. Recently I came across a new television program on National Geographic I […]

Is Jesus The One?

Matthew 11:2–5 (NRSV) When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” 4 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind […]

Wind And Fire

Matthew 3:4–12 (NRSV) 4 Now John the Baptist wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, 6 and they were baptized by […]

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