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.

The Ideal Marriage

The Ideal Marriage Matthew 19:3–12 (NRSV) Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?” 4 He answered, “Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For […]

The Great Experiment

The Great Experiment Acts 4:32–37 (NRSV) Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great […]

I Am The Ressurection

I am the Resurrection John 11:17–27 (NRSV) When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. 20 When Martha heard that […]

I Am The Vine

I Am the Vine John 15:1–10 (NRSV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken […]

I Am The Life

LIFE- It’s a word that gets used a lot: Life is a game It’s a cereal There are Life Hacks End of life issues and Half-life of atoms. LIFE used to be a popular magazine We have LIFE maps Sometimes we march for life Life happens We have a love life, a life plan, and […]

I Am The Bread

I am Bread John 6:24–35 (NRSV) So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 […]

I Am The Door

I am the Door John 10:1–10 LEB John 10:1–10 (LEB) — 1 “Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up at some other place—that one is a thief and a robber. 2 But the one who enters through the […]

I Am The Light

I am the Light John 8:12; John 9:1–11 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”   As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who […]

The Great I Am

The Great I Am John 8:48–59 (NRSV)   The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there […]

The Restless Soul

According to the National Sleep Foundation … on any given night more than forty million Americans did not get enough sleep. The human body was divinely designed to require six to eight hours of rest for renewal. Unfortunately many of us live lives that limit our ability to unplug. Some of us stay connected around […]