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Messiah’s Upper Room returns this week to finish chapter 10 of the Gospel of John with a discussion on how the shepherd never stops loving His sheep, how the hearts of the Jews were hardened when Jesus proclaims that He and the Father are one, and what our purpose as Christians is in this life...
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We jump back into the book of John this week and talk about the figure of speech Jesus uses with the Pharisees about how the sheep knows the shepherd’s voice and flee from the robber. How do you tell the real shepherd from the stranger, thief, or robber? What voice are you training yourself to...
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Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class continue through the book of John. Jesus talks to the Pharisees about His Father, but the Pharisees do not understand what Jesus is telling them. The conversation then leads to a discussion about slavery and being a slave to sin. Download the class notes here. Directly download...
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We continue through our study in the Gospel of John this week first with a discussion of the Pharisees and the division among the crowds Jesus is making with His teachings. Pastor Otte then leads the class into chapter eight of John with the Pharisees bringing an adulteress to Jesus, testing Him to see what...
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Pastor Otte leads a discussion on examining ourselves first when it comes to calling out sin and the topic of judging with right judgement. Jesus criticizes the Pharisees who uphold the letter of God’s law so strictly that they neglect the spirit of God’s law. Join the Upper Room Bible class as we learn about...
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We continue this week through chapter 7 of the Gospel of John with a discussion on how we may tell the difference between preaching for God’s glory and preaching for personal glory. The class also talks about how they may approach someone preaching the gospel in a way they do not understand. Directly download the...
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Pastor Otte and the rest of Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class complete John chapter 6 and their discussion about predestination with thoughts on God’s elect, free will, and the gift of faith. The class then moves on to chapter 7 where Jesus talks to his brothers in Galilee. Download the class notes here. Directly download...
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Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class struggle with the concepts of pre-determination and election as they discuss why Jesus chose Judas as one of the twelve, knowing since the beginning that he would betray Jesus. Directly download the audio file here. Want to receive each new episode as they’re released? Subscribe here.
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Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class talk about cracked eggs and culling the herd on this week’s episode. We continue through the Gospel of John with a discussion on what Jesus means when He says that He is the “living bread that came down from heaven” and that “whoever feeds on my flesh...
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“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” John 6:44 brings about much discussion in today’s podcast as the class struggles why people must be drawn to the Father first, what others mean when they say “God has a...
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