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.
Have you ever heard of a “Renaissance” person? It’s a term used to describe an individual who has expertise in many fields. We all have talents. We have been made to use those talents. Doesn’t it inspire you to know that God made you to perform certain tasks, certain abilities for His glory? We all […]
There are movies that end in cliffhangers, where the “hero” or “heroine” is left in a particularly dangerous, unresolved situation, that is not remedied until you see the sequel coming out in another year or so. And then, in this sequel, the protagonist emerges victorious, evil is vanquished, and the trilogy comes to a triumphant […]
Has there ever been an unexpected turn of events that turned your life upside-down? Usually afterwards, you’re never the same person. You have been transformed, in a way. Think about what Jesus’ followers experienced. They had a double shock! First, they experienced the gut-wrenching loss of their Teacher and Friend. But then, unexpectedly, that Person, […]
No one likes to be humiliated. To do something unintentionally shameful in front of a large crowd of witnesses can be heartbreaking and debilitating. These events in our lives are etched in our minds, even though we try our hardest to forget and not make it happen again. But few humiliating experiences can compare with crucifixion. […]
Alright, think “old school” here. Do you remember playing “Hot Potato”, where you pass around a potato, or anything resembling a potato, while music is playing? Then, when the music is unexpectedly turned off, whoever is left with the potato is out? You didn’t want that “potato” to end up in your hands, so you […]
Have you ever felt alone? It’s not a good feeling, is it? Have you ever felt alone in a large crowd of people? This is certainly possible, even when you are surrounded by those you know. Think about what Jesus went through. There He stood with Pilate, in front of a mass of people that […]
“Tried until proven guilty!” We’ve heard this phrase over and over again. But has there been a time where you’ve felt the “guilty” weren’t quite as guilty as they were convicted? Have you felt that a judge and jury made the wrong decision when acquitting a certain person you think fit the crime? We like to […]
How can we- with God’s help- demonstrate loving kindness to those we find difficult to get along with?
Nothing is more simple than the bonds of love and marriage, right? I can hear you from here: “Yeah, right, pal!” Please don’t misunderstand me: I’m not trying to paint a negative picture of this holy institution. But marriage comes with responsibilities, stress, and potential conflicts that can make life difficult. Unconditional love for that significant […]
It’s not easy when you don’t receive something you desperately need. This happens in prayer. We take our requests to God, thinking he will bless us with whatever we ask for, like a genie in a lamp. But it’s disappointing when we see our prayers go unanswered. It puts thoughts of disbelief in our heads, […]