Preparing for Worship // January 20, 2019

Preparing for Worship // January 20, 2019

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) I have only seen a couple of episodes, but I am fascinated by the TV show “Hoarders.” Every episode has two people who for one reason or another cannot get rid of their possessions. You get a glimpse into their homes and see piles of […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 01.13.19

What does it mean to be a loving witness? How do nonbelievers call upon Jesus to be saved? Who are three people you can be a loving witness to this week?

Preparing for Worship // January 13, 2019

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Think for a moment through your personal testimony. How did you come to know Christ? No two testimonies are exactly the same. Even if you were to ask two siblings raised in Uptown’s youth ministry – with the same home, same parents, same school, same […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 01.06.19

Why is it important that Uptown (or any church) has a vision that comes straight from Scripture? What does it mean to be devoted to a church? How might you devote yourself afresh or anew this year? How could you devote yourself to Christ by devoting yourself to his church in 2019?

Preparing for Worship // January 06, 2019

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) It’s hard to believe that we are already almost a week into 2019. How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming? The changing of our calendars is a great opportunity to pause and reflect on the past year and look forward to a fresh start on […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 12.30.18

How does the hope of glory help in your current struggles in a fallen world? What steps can you take in order to rest assured that death no longer has victory over you? Are there any aspects of our glorification that you better understand now? How do these encourage you to glorify God and eagerly […]

Preparing for Worship // December 30, 2018

Preparing for Worship // December 30, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) My personal reading habits spoil every story I read. My book reading strategy is to read the first chapter of a book, then skip to the very last page. There are many reasons people do this, but mine is that I care for the characters […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 12.23.18

Why is it so hard to embrace the story of Christmas? What gets in the way? Why is it important to embrace Jesus as God Incarnate? This Christmas season, how will you embrace Jesus boldly in the face of skepticism and worldly distractions?

Preparing for Worship // December 23, 2018

Preparing for Worship // December 23, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Mythology has always been an interesting subject for me. In history classes growing up, I enjoyed the lectures on Greek and Roman gods because it was mostly stories and there were no dates to memorize. It’s fascinating to think about how a society would see […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 12.16.18

Why can we rest secure, assured of our eternal life in Jesus? Why is it important that the Father, the Son, the Spirit, the Bible, and the Church all testify that Christ gives eternal life? Go through each of these testimonies and think about who the testifier is, what they are saying, and why it […]