Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, May 25

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, May 25

“But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.”  Luke 19:27 There are times when I read the words of Jesus and I have a little mental jolt. It is almost as if my mind leans back in a chair a little too […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, January 26

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, January 26

Once a year, the campus ministry I attended played a massive week-long game of “Assassin.” The object of the game was to eliminate the players assigned to you by spraying them with a water gun (or, for the McGuyvers in our group, an improvised water bottle).  Therefore, if you were playing the game, you were […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 29

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 29

It is hard to tell when some people are having a bad day.  This was the not the case for one of my college roommates.  For him, there was one solution to a bad test grade, awkward date, or flat-tire in the middle of the highway: the final scene of Rudy. No matter how many times […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 4

This week we begin a new sermon series called “The Emotional Life of the Christian.”  How do emotions fit into our understanding of the sovereignty of God?  Are we supposed to submit to emotions or squash them?  Do we trust them or dismiss them? In this series we will consider that God has created us with […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, June 9

I’m very sorry for the few weeks I’ve not gotten the worship blog post out. It’s extremely encouraging to me to hear from many of you that you miss it and are desirous of it. My goal is to provide the members and attenders of Uptown Church with one way to prepare to gather each […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, February 10

If you are interested in having a soft copy of last week’s bulletin, you can download that here. We continue this week with our sermon series on the book of Jeremiah. The themes of sin and calls for repentance continue to permeate the text. As the Lord directs Jeremiah to prophecy, we should remember that […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, November 18

I’m getting this out late this week. But I’m hopeful you can and will use this resource as you prepare for worship tomorrow. We’ve walked with Ruth and Naomi from the beginning of their story and we are drawing near to the end. Reading the beginning of this story is sort of like watching the beginning […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, November 11

What does it mean to bear witness or be a witness? In Christianese, that word typically connotes telling someone about Jesus. But in legal terms, a witness is someone who can provide firsthand testimonial evidence of an event taking place. So the first definition is certainly true, but makes more sense with the legal definition included. In […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 30

This post is coming late, but I would rather get it out there on Saturday night than not at all, in the hopes that some may find it useful tonight or tomorrow morning. Let’s prepare as we are able to meet with our Lord.  THE WORD Scripture: Ruth 2:8-18 Sermon: “The Redeemer’s Refuge” SONGS Worship Leader: […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 12

Last week when we gathered for worship, Wes Andrews kicked off a new series on the Church by preaching from God’s word a sermon titled “The Blessing of Community.” This week we continue in that series as we look at the centrality of God’s Word in the life of the church, and the primacy of […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, August 5

We begin this week a new short series titled “Church: The Called Community.”  God has decreed that his Church would manifest his wisdom to the world. This series will show how, through the teaching, worship, fellowship and outreach of his Church, and Uptown Church in particular, Christ calls to himself and makes holy all those who will […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, July 29

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 Sermon: “Cling to Christ Our Hope” SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne Come Thou Long Expected Jesus listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase (I have several copies of this Red Mountain album in my office if anyone wants one. Uptowners, comment and one is yours while supplies last!) Glorious Things […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, June 10

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25 Sermon: “Christianity: Subjective Experience, or Objective Truth?” SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne Brethren, We Have Met to Worship listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase O Word of God Incarnate (RUF) listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase May the Mind of Christ listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, May 27

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12.1-31a Sermon: “The Harmonious Hierarchy of the Church” SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne Lion of Judah Listen | chords | info | purchase Brethren We Have Met to Worship Listen | chords | info | purchase There is a Fountain Filled With Blood (arr. Digerness) (free download!) Listen | chords […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, May 27

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12.1-31a Sermon: “The Harmonious Hierarchy of the Church” SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne Lion of Judah Listen | chords | info | purchase Brethren We Have Met to Worship Listen | chords | info | purchase There is a Fountain Filled With Blood (arr. Digerness) (free download!) Listen | chords […]