Messages from Ooltewah UMC

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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 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.

Being Me

Being Me Ephesians 2:4–10 (NRSV) But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in […]

Looking Inside

Looking Inside Lamentations 3:40–42 (NRSV) Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord. 41 Let us lift up our hearts as well as our hands to God in heaven. 42 We have transgressed and rebelled, and you have not forgiven.       Looking under the hood. About 18 months ago, […]

I Can’t Fix Myself

“I can’t fix myself” Romans 7:15–25 (NRSV) I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17 But in fact it is no longer […]

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring Psalm 118:1–14 (NLT) Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. 5 In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. 6 The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do […]

Taking Off The Mask

Luke 15:11–20 (NRSV) Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 A few days later the younger son gathered all he had […]

A Traveling Companion

I’m not sure many of you know this story. I know that a great many of you do, but when it comes to my personal life and my kids, I tend to hold stuff close to my chest and be rather private. However, since today is my last day with you, I want to share […]


Acts 18:24–28 (NRSV) Now there came to Ephesus a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria. He was an eloquent man, well-versed in the scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord; and he spoke with burning enthusiasm and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism […]

You’ve been Voluntold

SERVE CAMPAIGN – Week 2 (May 29, 2016) Serve stories: BRANDON – 32 My life purpose as I now understand it is summed up in the words “living the reality of Christ.” This one statement has revolutionized my life. My personal values, giftings and experiences have led me to a passion for leading people to […]

Pleased To Serve

Acts 6:1–7 (NRSV) Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food. 2 And the twelve called together the whole community of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should neglect the […]

Empowering Vision

Empowered Vision Acts 2:12–21 (NIV) Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” 13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.” 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in […]