Pastor Otte and the Upper Room class talk about how we as Christians may apply the Fourth Commandment as it pertains to honoring employers or governments – even when employers make unethical demands on employees or governments limit religious liberties their people.
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” We are called to honor our parents, but what are some ways parents may exasperate children? Pastor Otte and the class dive deeper into the next part of our ongoing discussion of the Fourth Commandment.
Join Pastor Otte and the class as they continue their discussion on the Fourth Commandment, what are some extensions of authority, and how authority exercised responsibly within the family earlier in life can teach us how to interact with those in positions of authority later in life.
In the concluding episode of our “Living the Life of the Beloved and the Belonged” series, Pastor Otte and the class discuss what it means to enter through the narrow gate, how to discern people who bear good fruit from bad, why we should build our house upon the rock.
“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 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.
Join Pastor Otte and the rest of Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class as we continue our lessons in the book of Matthew. We dive deeper into God’s claim to us as His “Beloved” who “Belong” to Him and how Satan may try to cast doubts on His claim.