Messages from Ooltewah UMC
New to the area? Wondering what a message is like at OUMC? Miss a message from Sunday? Wanting to go deeper in a particular message?
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.
No one likes an awkward situation, right? So we generally want to move away or ignore those events in our lives. Sometimes we have this same experience in our faith. When questioned or labelled as a believer, there is this tendency to want to go the way of Peter and profess denial. Or we don’t want to […]
Some of you will remember the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Towards the end of the movie, Indiana Jones is searching for the Cup of Christ (the Holy Grail), and he is faced with choosing the right cup among a large collection of ornate goblets. There is an old knight that has stood […]
Some people take pride in being independent. No matter what life throws at them, they withstand storm after storm all by themselves (or so it seems). But let’s face it: we’re not made to face these hurdles alone. We were made to build each other up. There are people out there that need your strength, […]
Do you love what you do? Do you pour yourself into what you have a passion for? It may be your work, your education, your hobbies, your family. There are things we do to support our lifestyle. But there are also things we do, because we simply love doing them. And in these activities, there […]
#Follow Most of us enjoy a good backstory- you know, where we discovery interesting storylines and gain new insights to characters that we’ve become familiar with. We want to know how certain characters got to where they are. Our lives are part of a grand story that God is crafting through the ages. To better […]
Have you ever heard of a “Renaissance” person? It’s a term used to describe an individual who has expertise in many fields. We all have talents. We have been made to use those talents. Doesn’t it inspire you to know that God made you to perform certain tasks, certain abilities for His glory? We all […]
There are movies that end in cliffhangers, where the “hero” or “heroine” is left in a particularly dangerous, unresolved situation, that is not remedied until you see the sequel coming out in another year or so. And then, in this sequel, the protagonist emerges victorious, evil is vanquished, and the trilogy comes to a triumphant […]
Has there ever been an unexpected turn of events that turned your life upside-down? Usually afterwards, you’re never the same person. You have been transformed, in a way. Think about what Jesus’ followers experienced. They had a double shock! First, they experienced the gut-wrenching loss of their Teacher and Friend. But then, unexpectedly, that Person, […]
No one likes to be humiliated. To do something unintentionally shameful in front of a large crowd of witnesses can be heartbreaking and debilitating. These events in our lives are etched in our minds, even though we try our hardest to forget and not make it happen again. But few humiliating experiences can compare with crucifixion. […]
Alright, think “old school” here. Do you remember playing “Hot Potato”, where you pass around a potato, or anything resembling a potato, while music is playing? Then, when the music is unexpectedly turned off, whoever is left with the potato is out? You didn’t want that “potato” to end up in your hands, so you […]