Messages from Ooltewah
New to the area? Wondering what a message is like at Ooltewah? 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 and explore what God might have to say to you.
Where would we be today without the invention of the GPS? (Get the joke there? Where would we be…get it?…ahem…) Anyway, the GPS is a pretty amazing tool! Just input your destination, and you have your own guide to get you where you need or want to be. It would be a lot harder to depend […]
A message to Ooltewah UMC from our former Pastor and current Bishop serving the Alabama – West Florida Conference.
In this day and age, we have every right to be afraid. With so much happening in our country and in our world, it makes you think twice to just step outside the door of your own home. And it’s not just for ourselves: we fear for our children, for our loved ones. This anxiety […]
No one likes an awkward situation, right? So we generally want to move away or ignore those events in our lives. Sometimes we have this same experience in our faith. When questioned or labelled as a believer, there is this tendency to want to go the way of Peter and profess denial. Or we don’t want to […]
Some of you will remember the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Towards the end of the movie, Indiana Jones is searching for the Cup of Christ (the Holy Grail), and he is faced with choosing the right cup among a large collection of ornate goblets. There is an old knight that has stood […]
Some people take pride in being independent. No matter what life throws at them, they withstand storm after storm all by themselves (or so it seems). But let’s face it: we’re not made to face these hurdles alone. We were made to build each other up. There are people out there that need your strength, […]
Do you love what you do? Do you pour yourself into what you have a passion for? It may be your work, your education, your hobbies, your family. There are things we do to support our lifestyle. But there are also things we do, because we simply love doing them. And in these activities, there […]
#Follow Most of us enjoy a good backstory- you know, where we discovery interesting storylines and gain new insights to characters that we’ve become familiar with. We want to know how certain characters got to where they are. Our lives are part of a grand story that God is crafting through the ages. To better […]
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 […]