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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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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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