Sermon Reflection Questions – 10.14.18

Why does the world hate the doctrine of election? How would you explain the doctrine of election to a non-believer? Why is this doctrine a source of comfort and encouragement to believers? What things do we learn about God through the doctrine of election? How do we respond to God’s mercy in election?

Preparing for Worship // October 14, 2018

Preparing for Worship // October 14, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 20: Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery? Answer:           God having, out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 10.07.18

Is God your single greatest treasure? In what ways are you regularly praising Him for the gift of Himself? Why is it wrong to take any credit at all for salvation? Why does God deserve all glory, praise, and honor? How are all three persons of the Trinity at work in salvation? Why do you […]

Preparing for Worship // October 07, 2018

Preparing for Worship // October 07, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Ordo Sa-whatnow? Understanding Our Great Salvation: The Ordo Salutis is the new sermon series starting this week at Uptown. What do these Latin terms have to do with anything? Well, to put it simply, they have to do with everything! “Ordo Salutis” is the fancy […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 09.30.18

Sermon Reflection Questions – 09.30.18

What ministry has the Lord given you to do? How has God equipped you to do this ministry? Who can you pray for? How can you get “off the sideline and into the game”? What other person’s ministry can you help fulfill? How can you be praying for your pastors, elders, deacons, missionaries, church staff, […]

Preparing for Worship // September 30, 2018

Preparing for Worship // September 30, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” -1 Timothy 3:16-17 This is one of the go-to texts when talking about Scripture. It […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 09.23.18

Sermon Reflection Questions – 09.23.18

Why do we fill our time with anything but evangelism? Why is evangelism important to Paul? Why is evangelism important to Jesus? How have you been seeking out opportunities to share the Gospel with the lost? Have you been praying for opportunities with, walking wisely before, and speaking graciously to non-believers? How will you seek […]

Preparing for Worship // September 23, 2018

Preparing for Worship // September 23, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) “If every non-believer you pray for by name on a regular basis came to faith in Jesus right now, how many people would be added to the kingdom?” I did not come up with the question, and don’t even remember where I first heard it. […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 09.16.18

What relationships does the gospel transform? How does it transform those relationships? What relationship did you think of that needs enjoying rather than enduring? How does the Lord want to transform you through that relationship? What might He be doing? What will the first step be in applying the gospel to your relationships?

Preparing for Worship // September 16, 2018

Preparing for Worship // September 16, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Relationships are hard. There’s no getting around them either. We were created in God’s image, which means that we were created to live in community, just as God lives in community within the Trinity. It makes me sad thinking about Adam naming all the animals […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 09.09.18

Why do we often not think of putting our sins to death? How do we practice the put-on/put off paradigm? What things do you need to put off? What things do you need to put on? Why does the Bible talk so much about sexual and verbal sins? Why are these so dangerous? How do […]

Preparing for Worship // September 09, 2018

Preparing for Worship // September 09, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Double Imputation is probably my favorite Biblical doctrine to think about (I know we shouldn’t play favorites, but this one gets me excited every time). Michael Horton likens imputation to chocolate chips. If you mix together every ingredient of a chocolate chip cookie, but leave […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 09.02.18

Why set your mind on things above? What are the things above that you should set your mind on? What things do you set your mind on? How are we alive, dead, and glorified with Christ? How are we to look up in each of these ways? How do we set our minds on things […]

Preparing for Worship // September 02, 2018

Preparing for Worship // September 02, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) There are two kinds of people in the world: Mountain people and beach people. There are extremes on both sides, and there are people who find themselves closer to the middle, but if you pushed hard enough I do not think anyone would be found […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 08.26.18

Sermon Reflection Questions – 08.26.18

Why is Christ enough? Why not add to him? What is the problem with all the wisdom of the world? In what ways has worldly wisdom infiltrated the church? Has it impacted your walk with the Lord? Have you been taken captive by philosophy and empty deceit? What is the true mission that Christ sends […]

Preparing for Worship // August 26, 2018

Preparing for Worship // August 26, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) My roommate’s dog might be one of my favorite beings in Charlotte. Dakota is an 8-year-old boxer-pitbull mix. She is 100% smiles and wagging tail. The past few mornings I have found some dead chipmunks in the front yard after letting Dakota out there to […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 08.19.18

1. What does it mean that Jesus has called us into a life of suffering? Why do we often shy away from this promised part of the Christian walk? 2. When have you or someone you know gone through a time of suffering? How did Christ use that suffering? How did God sustain you through […]

Preparing for Worship // August 19, 2018

Preparing for Worship // August 19, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Even the briefest church history survey can leave the modern Christian amazed at how many Christians have died for their faith. It seems as if every story of early gospel declaration ends with burning at the stake, crucifixion, or some other gruesome death. It only […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 08.12.18

Sermon Reflection Questions – 08.12.18

What do you need Christ’s help with? Why is Jesus uniquely qualified to meet your need? What is holding you back from turning to Him with this need? How can you practice turning to Christ more for help this week? What does it mean that Christ is supreme over creation? Why is this comforting for […]

Preparing for Worship // August 12, 2018

Preparing for Worship // August 12, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) The best days of school were movie days. On these special occasions, the teacher would surprise us and put away their whiteboard marker, roll out the television set on wheels, and put in a History Channel documentary about whatever subject we were talking about. There […]