Messiah Lutheran Upper RoomThis lively, discussion based class has had really hit its stride in recent years. Thoughts and ideas and wisdom are shared each week from all sorts of people, moderated by the very funny, very amicable Pastor Jim Otte.

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MURP 0083: Serving

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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MURP 0082: Forgiving

Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class continue into the second week of the #RedLetterChallenge with a focus on what the Bible says about “forgiving.” Why should we forgive others? Is there a difference between forgiving someone in our head versus forgiving them in our heart? What does Jesus say about forgiveness? Listen to...
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MURP 0081: Being

Gina Lerhmann is our guest speaker while Pastor Otte is out this week as we continue with the first full week of the Red Letter Challenge. This coming week is all about “being” – being with God and being with His Word. The class discusses what it means to “be” and what it means to...
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MURP 0080: The Red Letter Challenge

Messiah’s Upper Room takes a break from the book of John as they participate in a 6-week church-wide event called the Red Letter Challenge, exploring the words of Jesus Christ (often shown in red text across translations of the Bible) and putting those words into action. This is a short introductory episode to this new...
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MURP 0079: My Father is Working

Pastor Otte and the Upper Room Bible Class continue their talk about the man at Bethesda. The class discusses what Jesus may have meant when He tells the man “sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” Was the man paralyzed because of a past sin? The class also discusses Jesus’s clarification on...
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MURP 0078: The Man at Bethesda

Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room continue through the gospel of John with the story of the invalid at the pool of Bethesda. The class discusses whether the man truly wanted to be healed when Jesus Himself asked the question. What would be the ‘cost’ of being healed? We quickly learn what the price may...
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MURP 0077: Fruit For Eternal Life

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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MURP 0076: Truth And Worship

Pastor Otte and the class finishes the talk between the Samaritan woman and Jesus at Jacob’s Well. Join as we continue our journey through the book of John discussing what it means to worship, and whether it matters to worship at a specific place, or what defines the body of the church. Download the class...
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MURP 0075: Love And Truth

Pastor Otte and the Upper Room class returns to John this week where we left off with Jesus speaking to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well. Pastor Otte and the class discuss Jesus’s truthful approach with this woman and how attention is brought to her sin. Does to show love mean being truthful even if...
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