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.

Out of this World Benefits

Out of this World Benefits Ephesians 1:3–14 (NRSV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in […]

The Goal

The Goal 1 Thessalonians 3:13–4:3 (NRSV) And may the Lord so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. 1 Finally, brothers and sisters, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus that, as you learned from […]

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 […]