MURP 0082: Forgiving

Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class continue into the second week of the #RedLetterChallenge with a focus on what the Bible says about “forgiving.” Why should we forgive others? Is there a difference between forgiving someone in our head versus forgiving them in our heart? What does Jesus say about forgiveness? Listen to this week’s episode as Pastor Otte discuss these questions and more.

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MURP 0081: Being

Gina Lerhmann is our guest speaker while Pastor Otte is out this week as we continue with the first full week of the Red Letter Challenge. This coming week is all about “being” – being with God and being with His Word. The class discusses what it means to “be” and what it means to “feel”, what earthly treasures we may try to place over heavenly treasures, the importance of rest, and our identity given to us by God.

Today’s challenge is to read the Bible each day, even if it is one verse. Having the Bible with you wherever you go is one handy way to help complete that challenge. To help with this challenge, below are links to download the Bible app for your iPhone, iPad or Android devices:

iPhone and iPad:
http://bit.ly/murp_bible_iOS

Android devices:
http://bit.ly/murp_bible_android

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MURP 0080: The Red Letter Challenge

Messiah’s Upper Room takes a break from the book of John as they participate in a 6-week church-wide event called the Red Letter Challenge, exploring the words of Jesus Christ (often shown in red text across translations of the Bible) and putting those words into action. This is a short introductory episode to this new series with a sneak peek at what is to come.

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MURP 0015: The Lord’s Prayer

Pastor Otte and the class begin their discussion of the Lord’s Prayer in part 13 of our “Living the Life of the Beloved and the Belonged” series.

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MURP 0014: Pray in Your Room

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.

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MURP 0013: Love Your Enemies

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.

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