We continue this week with part 12 of our “Living the Life of the Beloved and the Belonged” Series. How should we pray to God? What does the Bible warn us about when praying in public? Why should we pray to God when He already knows what we will pray about? Join Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class in this episode to find out.
In part 11 of our “Living the Life of the Beloved and the Belonged” Series, Pastor Otte and the class discuss what Jesus means when He commands us to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”, and for us to “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” In this session, we also dive deeper into Jesus’s teaching in how to strengthen our personal relationship with God, to not be showmen in our righteousness, and to not make a spectacle of our generosity when helping those less fortunate.
“But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.”
Be impeccable with your word. Let your “yes” mean “yes” and your “no” mean “no.” What type of frivolous swearing were people making during the time of Jesus and even to present day? How may we teach others the value of their word? Join Pastor Otte and the rest of Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class as they discuss these topics and more on this week’s episode.
“But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery…”
How was marriage, divorce, and adultery defined during Jesus’s time, and what did Jesus have to say about it all? What makes a man or woman a victim of adultery despite remaining faithful to their spouse? Join Pastor Otte and the class as we discuss these questions and more during this week’s episode.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell
you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery
with her in his heart.” Pastor Otte and the class discuss issues of the heart and lust. Who or what do we consider as objects to satisfy our self-centered desires? Join the class in this week’s episode to learn more!
“But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgement.” Jesus expands on the meaning behind the commandment “You shall not murder” by going into detail why we should resolve any disputes we may have with a fellow brother or sister, to reconcile with them, and how we may go about doing so. Join Pastor Otte and Phil Kasper as they further discuss the teachings of Jesus in this week’s episode.