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.
This week Messiah’s Upper Room Podcast begins a new series over the Ten Commandments. Join Pastor Otte and the class as we learn what truths we can use as our foundation as we all navigate this world of confusion.
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.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell
you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery
with her in his heart.” Pastor Otte and the class discuss issues of the heart and lust. Who or what do we consider as objects to satisfy our self-centered desires? Join the class in this week’s episode to learn more!
“You are the salt of the earth.” Pastor Otte and the class examine Matthew 5:13 to discuss the role of salt during the time of Jesus and why we, as his followers, are likened to this universal seasoning.