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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.

We are very pleased to share The Upper Room Bible Study with the world via Messiah’s very first Podcast.  Subscribe via your favorite pod catching app to see what you’ve been missing!

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Messiah's Upper Room Podcast

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MURP 0102: Truth And Compassion

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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MURP 0101: Judge With Right Judgement

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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MURP 0100: My Teaching Is Not My Own

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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MURP 0099: Final Predestination

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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MURP 0098: Did I Not Choose You?

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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MURP 0097: I Am The Living Bread

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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MURP 0096: Drawn By The Father

“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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MURP 0095: A Bruised Reed, A Smoldering Wick

Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class returns this week with Pastor Otte to resume their study in the Gospel of John and how the will of the Father, that belief in Jesus as your Savior, grants you eternal life with Him. Download the class notes here. Directly download the audio file here. Want to receive each...
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MURP 0094: Bridging Psychology And Theology

Pastor Otte and Phil Kasper sit down one final time this year to chat about bridging the worlds of psychology and theology, mental health, and the altruism of atheism. Directly download the audio file here. Want to receive each new episode as they’re released? Subscribe here.
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