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.”
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:
In this latest installment on our series through the book of John, Pastor Otte and the class discuss Jesus and His disciples answering others who have questions by telling them to “come and see” and decide for themselves. Class members also examine what brought them to church, and how we may be able to make ourselves more involved in the church in order to invite others to “come and see” the good news of Jesus for themselves.
Pastor Otte and the class resume their discussion and introduction to the book of John, what influences and beliefs contended with John’s sharing of the news of Jesus to a different people, and John’s approach in how he wrote this book of the Bible.
This week not only marks our completion on our series of the Ten Commandments, but also marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Messiah’s Upper Room Podcast. Thank you so much for listening and being a part of the discussion. During this week’s episode, Pastor Otte and the class discuss both the Ninth & Tenth commandments, what it means to covet, and the process by which temptation and coveting may cause us to sin and how to prevent sin from taking hold.
Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Class briefly revisits the Fifth Commandment regarding vigilantism and capital punishment before diving into the Sixth commandment and how the Bible defines marriage and adultery.
Pastor Otte and the Upper Room Bible Class continue their discussion on the Fifth Commandment and focus on what role anger plays when talking about sacredness of life. How may anger be an appropriate response for Christians? Can anger be an appropriate response? Explore the answers to these questions and more in this week’s episode.