MURP 0021: Beware of False Prophets

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.

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MURP 0020: Take the Plank Out of Your Own Eye

Guest speaker Gina Lerhmann leads the Bible study this week as we continue with part 18 of the Living the Life of the Beloved and the Belonged series. Join the class as they discuss how we should be careful about judging others, what it means to remove the plank from our own eye, how God means for us to be persistent when asking or seeking an answer, and much more.

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MURP 0019: You Can’t Serve Two Masters

Pastor Otte is away on vacation this week, but we are blessed with guest speaker Richard Edwards to lead us in part 17 of our Living the Life of the Beloved and the Belonged series. Join the class as we discuss sources of anxiety in life, the cautions against trying to serve two masters, and why we need not worry about tomorrow, the next day (or the next).

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MURP 0014: Pray in Your Room

We continue this week with part 12 of our “Living the Life of the Beloved and the Belonged” Series. How should we pray to God? What does the Bible warn us about when praying in public? Why should we pray to God when He already knows what we will pray about? Join Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class in this episode to find out.

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MURP 0013: Love Your Enemies

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.

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MURP 0012: Living the Life of the Beloved Pt10

“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.

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MURP 0011: Living the Life of the Beloved Pt09

“But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery…”

How was marriage, divorce, and adultery defined during Jesus’s time, and what did Jesus have to say about it all? What makes a man or woman a victim of adultery despite remaining faithful to their spouse? Join Pastor Otte and the class as we discuss these questions and more during this week’s episode.

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