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.

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 […]

Clear Vision

Clear Vision Matthew 5:8 (NIV) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Introduction. (Demonstration – take my reading glasses and start to put them on to read. While looking at the lens say, “These things are nasty.” Proceed to clean them and then say, “That’s better, I can see.) Happy are […]

Mercy We

“Mercy We” Matthew 5:7 (NRSV) “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”   We all need Mercy. While serving downtown, I was part of a small group of men who meet weekly at lunchtime at a local restaurant. During the middle of one of our gatherings, one of our members realized the time […]