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.

Born At Night

Just a couple of weeks ago we were supposed to see something very special – a super moon lunar eclipse. On the night of the eclipse we were going to have the opportunity to see a very large moon fade from view as the darkness took over the light. This was truly a spectacular event. […]


Relationship Genesis 2:15–23 (NRSV) The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you […]


Reflection Genesis 1:25–28 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps […]

Shared Burden

Galatians 6:1–5; 9 My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if […]

Treasuring Our Union

  Treasuring Our Union 1 Corinthians 11:23–30 (NRSV) For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is […]

A Treasured Invitation

A Treasured Invitation This morning I want tell you a story that is found in the Acts 10. I encourage you when you go home to read and reread this story. Its richness will truly bless you. As I retell this story, I encourage you to see yourself in and allow God to speak clearly […]

Treasure At The Door

From an early age we teach our children a very basic truth: Don’t talk to … strangers. We all know the evil that lurks in strangers. They wear dark clothes, dark glasses, false noses, and suspicious hats. Strangers drive shady cars, or more likely creepy vans, and throw candy at kids. Strangers ask kids to […]

A Welcome Treasure

A Welcome Treasure Luke 9:10–17 (NRSV) On their return the apostles told Jesus all they had done. He took them with him and withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida. 11 When the crowds found out about it, they followed him; and he welcomed them, and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and […]

Cracked Up

Power Treasure 2 Corinthians 4:3–11 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image […]