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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 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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MURP 0093: Culture Clash

Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class continues their break from the gospel of John, but that doesn’t mean the podcast is left out. Pastor Otte and Phil Kasper sit down to discuss reading the entirety of the Bible, how we may better understand and communicate with other cultures, reading books of other faiths, and more. Directly...
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MURP 0092: Anxiety And Society

Messiah’s Upper Room Bible class time exploring the gospel of John has been postponed this week due to the Christmas holiday season. However, that doesn’t mean you on the podcast must go without. Pastor Otte and Phil Kasper sit down to discuss anxiety, what we can do to ease it, how to maintain consistent Christian...
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MURP 0091: The True Bread From Heaven

Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class continue the trek through the gospel of John with a discussion on the food that perishes versus the food that endures forever, what it means to be doing the works of God, and what Jesus’s love means for you. Download the class notes here. Directly download the...
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MURP 0090: Do Not Be Afraid

Pastor Otte and the Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class continue through the Gospel of John after Jesus performed the miracle of feeding the 5,000 and how He told His disciples to not be afraid when the disciples saw Jesus walking towards them on the water. The class discusses what type of “fear” Jesus means and...
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MURP 0089: Pleasing People, Pleasing God

Join Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class as we continue our journey through the book of John. This week we complete Chapter Five with a discussion on what it means to be a people pleaser, to be self-pleasing, and why, in our efforts to do what is pleasing God, we may end up...
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