Notes From This Year’s PCA General Assembly

Uptown’s Company of Pastors In line with our vision to be a leadership greenhouse this past year we formed Uptown’s company of pastors. The idea came about as our pastors processed the desire to be good stewards of the resources he has blessed our church with and wanting to be an ongoing resource for those […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 06.18.17

How have you experienced the challenges of either singleness or marriage? How has your faith been challenged by God’s calling you either to singleness or marriage? What loves have you allowed to take priority in your life over your love for Christ? How has God shown you His faithfulness despite your unfaithfulness?

Preparing for Worship // June 18, 2017

Preparing for Worship // June 18, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) It’s almost impossible to get on social media without seeing a post (or several) about the LBGT debate. I remember one time when a friend posted an article on Facebook in support of same-sex marriage with the comment, “Don’t they deserve love, as well?” This […]

Watchful Prayers and Grizzly Bears

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:1 Last week our family returned from an extended vacation aboard a 31 ft. Winnebago. Before the summer madness began, we rented the RV and drove it across the country. Our destination was Anchorage, Alaska via the Alcan Highway. Along the way, we saw many wonders of […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 06.11.17

Consider the sins God has forgiven you for.  How does considering your forgiveness help you to understand your need for the cross and Jesus’ love for you? Is there an area that understanding your forgiveness needs to renew your motivation to fight against temptation? Is there someone, a brother or sister in Christ that you have […]

Preparing for Worship // June 11, 2017

Preparing for Worship // June 11, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) True forgiveness is hard. Half-hearted forgiveness is easy; simply telling the person that you forgive them is easy. Forgiveness when you’re not truly hurt is easy. But true forgiveness, laying aside the other person’s wrong in an effort to restore a relationship that has been […]

Reflection Questions – 06.04.17

If someone asked you to explain what it meant that Jesus was the Messiah, what would you say to them? Where is Jesus calling you to take up your cross? What have you sacrificed for him and where does He call you to continue making sacrifices? How can you develop a greater understanding and appreciation […]

Preparing for Worship // June 04, 2017

Preparing for Worship // June 04, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Do you have certain expectations of Jesus? You’ve given your life to Him; now you should get something out of the deal, right? Do you expect Jesus to bring with Him the perfect spouse you’ve always wanted or the perfect children? Or do you expect […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 05.28.17

What man-made rules (your own or someone else’s) are you trying to follow thinking that it will earn you favor with God or in order to look down on others and feel better about yourself? Where do you see Pharisaical pride in your heart? Over what sins do you need to come to Jesus humbly […]

Preparing for Worship // May 28, 2017

Preparing for Worship // May 28, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Few fictional characters exhibit the pride and legalism that characterized the Pharisees better than Javert from Les Misérables. Javert is the police officer who has made it his mission to track down Valjean, a fugitive ex-convict who has turned his life around after being shown […]