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 Day When God Acts

The Day When God Acts Malachi 3:13–4:2 (NRSV) You have spoken harsh words against me, says the Lord. Yet you say, “How have we spoken against you?” 14 You have said, “It is vain to serve God. What do we profit by keeping his command or by going about as mourners before the Lord of […]

Faith, Religion and Politics

Faith, Religion and Politics Jeremiah 33:14–18 (NRSV) The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall […]

Along For The Ride

Along for the Ride Introduction. If we were looking for a biblical poster child for our MOVE series, Philip could be that person. During his life, he demonstrated the importance of being engaged in each of the four areas of ministry – worship, grow, serve and reach. He invested himself in these and became a […]

Serving to the Top

Serving to the Top Luke 22:24–30 (NRSV)   A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But not so […]

Invitation to Worship

Invitation to Worship Luke 14:15–24 (NRSV) One of the dinner guests, on hearing this, said to him, “Blessed is anyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16 Then Jesus said to him, “Someone gave a great dinner and invited many. 17 At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to […]

Grow Up

Grow   DSK Eric, do you think we should warn the congregation that we are going to do something a bit different during the sermon time today?   EL I think they can figure it out that this a tag team message today. Do you have your wrestling outfit?   DSK Eric, I have a […]

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. […]