MURP 0084: Giving

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.”

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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

Download the class notes here.

Directly download the audio file here.

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MURP 0001: Sharing His Light

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Hello and welcome to the first episode of Messiah’s Upper Room Podcast! Each week we will bring you into Messiah Lutheran Church’s Upper Room Bible Class led by Pastor Jim Otte. This is an introduction episode where we sit down and have a short interview with Pastor Otte to discuss what future episodes will come, what he hopes to learn from podcasting, and how you can join the discussion, follow along, and interact with the Bible class each week.

Check back on this website in the coming weeks to download the class notes that Pastor Otte references throughout each episode. Subscribe at the links below to stay up-to-date on new episode releases so you can be ready to join the discussion!