Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class complete their series over the Red Letter Challenge with a discussion on the principle of “going” to make disciples of all nations. What did Jesus look for in terms of making someone a disciple? What fears may keep us from going forward to be disciples for Christ? The answers to these questions and more on this week’s episode.
Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room discuss what it means to give generously, and how being a grateful receiver of God’s gifts can change our focus from having a “scarcity mindset” to an “abundant mindset.”
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.
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:
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.
Pastor Otte and the Upper Room Bible Class continue their talk about the man at Bethesda. The class discusses what Jesus may have meant when He tells the man “sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” Was the man paralyzed because of a past sin?
The class also discusses Jesus’s clarification on why He is performing work even on the Sabbath, since His “Father is working until now.” Jesus later goes on to equate Himself with God, which deeply upset the Jews during that time. Learn more in this week’s episode.