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We complete our two-week break from the book of John as Pastor Otte finishes our lesson over why we should not worry and trust in Jesus to provide blessings in our lives. Pastor Otte also goes over some practices and habits to develop that can help ease our tensions and anxieties in life. Download the...
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Pastor Otte and the remainder of Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class take a break from the Gospel of John this week to visit the book of Matthew as Pastor Otte leads a discussion on why we should not worry. Download the class notes here. Directly download the audio file here. Want to receive each new...
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Pastor Otte builds upon last week’s session about Jesus’s confrontation with the Pharisees and performing work in the sabbath. This leads to a deeper discussion on the connection between God’s first three commandments versus the remaining commandments and our relationships with one another. Directly download the audio file here. Want to receive each new episode...
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Jon Switzer is our guest speaker this week as Messiah’s Upper Room continues through our study of the Gospel of John. Jesus’s disciples ask what a blind man’s sin was to make him blind, Jesus answers that it’s not the man’s sin that made him blind, but the works of God may be displayed through...
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Jesus continues teaching the law and gospel to the Pharisees as we continue our journey through the book of John. Pastor Otte and the Upper Room Bible class discuss why Jesus tells the Pharisees the harsh reality that their father is the devil and not Abraham. Download the class notes here. Directly download the audio...
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Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class complete their series over the Red Letter Challenge with a discussion on the principle of “going” to make disciples of all nations. What did Jesus look for in terms of making someone a disciple? What fears may keep us from going forward to be disciples for Christ?...
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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.” Download the class notes here. Directly download the audio file here. Want to receive each new episode as they’re released?...
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Messiah’s Upper Room continues the church-wide series The Red Letter Challenge as John Switzer leads the class in discussing the challenge week of Serving. Download the class notes here. Directly download the audio file here. Want to receive each new episode as they’re released? Be sure to subscribe for free through this page on your favorite podcast...
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Pastor Otte and the class complete chapter 4 of the book of John. Jesus speaks to His disciples about the type of food that sustains Him, and the bountiful harvest that has come. Directly download the audio file here. Want to receive each new episode as they’re released? Be sure to subscribe for free through this...
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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...
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