Preparing for Worship // April 23, 2017

Preparing for Worship // April 23, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) “Suppose we heard an unknown man spoken of by many men. Suppose we were puzzled to hear that some men said he was too tall and some too short; some objected to his fatness, some lamented his leanness; some thought him too dark, and some […]

The Definitive Difference of the Resurrection

In the Easter season, there is a joy we feel as Christians that transcends just about everything. That joy is grounded in the definitive difference of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here is what I mean by the definitive difference. First, Jesus Christ is the only Lord who was resurrected from the dead and lived […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 04.16.17 Easter

Do you find the resurrection hard to believe? If so, what about it is difficult to believe (intellectual doubts, emotional doubts, etc.)? How does Easter free you from the fear of death? What will you do to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection? How will you celebrate your own resurrection with Him?

Preparing for Worship // April 16, 2017

Preparing for Worship // April 16, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) I will always remember the first time that someone close to me died. It was my grandmother, and I was about 7 or 8. There was nothing particularly traumatic about her death; she was older and died of cancer. But as an eight-year-old kid, I […]

Farewell from Nathan Francis – Graduating from the Greenhouse

Sadly, in less than two months our family will be bidding Uptown Church farewell. Lord willing, I will graduate from RTS and simultaneously complete my Uptown internship as a Pastoral Intern assigned to Children’s Ministry.  What a joy these past 3 years have been for our entire family! Impactful Experiences Children’s Ministry Little did we know […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 04.09.17

How have you experienced allies and enemies in the war for the Kingdom of Heaven? What keeps you from entering the war for the Kingdom of Heaven? What about the battle causes you to fear? Are there battlefronts within your family that you are avoiding because you love peace more than Jesus? Is there someone […]

Preparing for Worship // April 09, 2017

Preparing for Worship // April 09, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) In my Life Group this week, Wade Savant led us through Psalm 110. This Psalm, written by King David, looks forward to Jesus the Messiah (whom the passage refers to as “my Lord”) and depicts a side of Jesus that we’re not used to thinking […]

Uptown Church: Home Makeover Edition

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9-10   A few weeks ago, members of Uptown […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 04.02.17

How does Christ’s past work give us reason to trust Him in the present and for the future? What has God done in your life or the lives of those around you to give you reason to trust Him? Where is Christ calling you to work alongside Him for the Kingdom?

Sermon Reflection Questions – 03.26.17

How in your past have you seen Christ provide for you in the midst of your need? Where are you trying to live as if you don’t need Christ? Where are you not leaning on His power and pity? What are you not turning over to Him? Where do you need to submit to His […]