Messages from Ooltewah
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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 and explore what God might have to say to you.
To feel shame is a part of our human condition. Jesus not only endured shame- but actually bore our shame and offers us love, grace, peace, and acceptance instead. In this message, learn how one can move from carrying the burden of shame to finding freedom in Christ.
Shame is a common human experience. It’s destructive forces are felt by us all. Shame can alienate us from close relationships with family, friends- even God. Is it possible to loosen shame’s grip on our lives? Shame often bursts through the doors of our soul over matters when we have done nothing wrong and there […]
What does it mean to be made in the image of God? How does this knowledge inform and shape our self image? You are fearfully and wonderfully made and are holy a dearly loved. Re-examine the Genesis story of creation and rediscover your identity as a unique creation of God.
It’s easier to start something well than to finish well- but the really payoff is in finishing strong. Whether it’s your golf swing- or more importantly in relationship or matters of faith, finishing strong is the key to blessing. Journey with Pastor Dwight as he teaches from the Old Testament Kings life lessons that encourage […]
“Good” people suffer. Suffering seems random and capricious. Suffering, loss, and pain are many times hard to figure out and even more difficult to endure. How does our Christian faith give us comfort and assurance during our hardships? Is it possible to experience God in the midst of hurt and pain? Pastor Dwight shares insights […]
Everyday at home or at work we are faced with the option to enter into relationships or business agreements that could either enrich our lives or place us in a position where we might be forced to compromise our Christian values and ethics. When is it better for us to enter into alliances and when […]
Sticking with God – Lamentations. Verses from this book rarely appear on greeting cards or refrigerator magnets. But this Old Testament book contains elements of human emotion that many have felt of a deeply personal level. Suffering and pain are common to us all- yet in the midst of our suffering- where do we turn? […]
Our faith links us to a rich past. Our faith keeps us in step with the present. And our faith promises us a glorious future. OUMC celebrates 150 years of faithful ministry and witness for Christ to our community. The Rev. Randy Martin, a former Pastor of OUMC and current District Superintendent of the Chattanooga […]
Parents today often fall prey to the perfect parent myth- they strive to give their child every possible experience, advantage, and head-start in life. We seek the magic formula that will guarentee that our kids will turn out all right. But the truth is that there are no perfect parents- and no perfect children. What […]
Family wounds hurt us on a profound level effecting our relationships with others and even with God. This sometimes undetected force from our past can choke out our ability to form meaningful relationships as adults- so how do we acknowledge and overcome our past wounds so that we can be free to connect in healthy […]