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.

I Am The Bread

I am Bread John 6:24–35 (NRSV) So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 […]

I Am The Door

I am the Door John 10:1–10 LEB John 10:1–10 (LEB) — 1 “Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up at some other place—that one is a thief and a robber. 2 But the one who enters through the […]

I Am The Light

I am the Light John 8:12; John 9:1–11 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”   As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who […]

The Great I Am

The Great I Am John 8:48–59 (NRSV)   The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there […]

The Restless Soul

According to the National Sleep Foundation … on any given night more than forty million Americans did not get enough sleep. The human body was divinely designed to require six to eight hours of rest for renewal. Unfortunately many of us live lives that limit our ability to unplug. Some of us stay connected around […]

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear Matthew 10:26–33 (NRSV) “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not fear […]

Watching Over Your Soul

Watching Over Our Souls Hebrews 13:17–21 (NRSV) Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls and will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with sighing—for that would be harmful to you. 18 Pray for us; we are sure that we have a clear […]

No Direction

No Direction 1 Kings 17:1–9 (NRSV) Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2 The word of the Lord came to him, saying, 3 “Go from […]

Refreshing The Spring

Refreshing the Spring Proverbs 4:20–23 (NRSV) My child, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all […]

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Leaving a Lasting Legacy Luke 2:21–35 (NRSV) After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up […]