Messages from Ooltewah UMC

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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 […]

Shake It Baby!

Shake It, Baby! Matthew 5:13–16 (NRSV) “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot […]

This Little Light Of Mine

The past month or so has been an incredibly historic month in the life of the United States. No matter your political persuasion or your religious beliefs, the summer of 2015 is going to go down into the history books as one of those summers that we will tell children and grandchildren about. We witnessed […]


Peacemaking Matthew 5:9 (NRSV) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Some may call it coincidence but I choose to call it divine providence. This morning we are looking at the 7th beatitude – “Blessed are the peacemakers” – only 3 days after our community and nation was shaken by […]