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 0106: We Versus Me

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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MURP 0105: For The Glory of God

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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MURP 0104: Your Father The Devil

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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MURP 0103: Slave To Sin

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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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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