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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 &...
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Guest speaker Gina Lehrmann leads the class this week in discussing the Eighth Commandment, how we may discern what is gossip, how we may THINK before we speak, and how we may help guide others into not bearing false witness. Directly download the audio file here. Directly download the class notes here. Want to receive...
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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....
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The four words in this verse speak volumes throughout the Bible as Pastor Otte and the Upper Room Bible Class start to unpack the meaning and spirit behind the Fifth Commandment. Directly download the audio file here. Download the class notes here. Want to receive each new episode as they’re released? Be sure to subscribe...
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Pastor Otte and the class continue their discussion of the Lord’s Prayer in part 14 of our “Living the Life of the Beloved and the Belonged” series in the book of Matthew. 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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“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...
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“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Are we as Christians good enough to follow God’s Law to the exact letter? How did the scribes and Pharisees interpret God’s Law in an attempt to quantify and qualify...
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