Sermon Reflection Questions – 05.02.19

Is there a part of your Christian life that you’ve been drinking milk but need to start eating meat? What would it look like to mature in this area? What happens when you strive after God? What does God do for those who serve the saints? Why? Have you been coasting in part or all […]

Preparing for Worship // May 05, 2019

Preparing for Worship // May 05, 2019

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) It’s almost graduation season! A big shout out and congratulations to all of Uptown’s Seniors who will be finishing up with their studies and onto the next chapter of life! Keep pushing, you’re almost there. It is an exciting and confusing time. Both parents and […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 04.28.19

How did Jesus’ suffering result in him being made perfect? Wasn’t Jesus perfect to begin with? What does this mean for our suffering? What does humbly following Jesus as our Great High Priest look like? What does it not look like? What does Jesus being your High Priest mean in your everyday life? How can […]

Preparing for Worship // April 28, 2019

Preparing for Worship // April 28, 2019

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) The book of Hebrews has been full of comparisons with Jesus. The author has been going through many different categories of offices and saying, “Yes, these are great, but Jesus is greater.” Or, to put it another way, “Christ Is Superior Over All” (what a […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – Easter Sunday – 04.21.19

Sermon Reflection Questions – Easter Sunday – 04.21.19

Why are we so tempted to fear? How does the good news of Easter put fear to death? What is your biggest fear? How does surrendering your life to Jesus put that fear to death? Why is Easter a big deal? What is the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection? If you’ve been living in […]

Preparing for Worship // April 21, 2019

Preparing for Worship // April 21, 2019

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) One of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons was Pinky & The Brain. It was the animated adventures of two lab mice. The affects of all the experiments run on them made The Brain a super genius mouse, and Pinky was a silly and not very […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 04.14.19

Why do we often pray without confidence? How does Jesus’ role as Great High Priest affect prayer? What makes prayer powerful? How does this change the way we pray? Take the time you would normally spend answering this third question and boldly approach the throne of grace in prayer.

Preparing for Worship // April 14, 2019

Preparing for Worship // April 14, 2019

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) “It’s all about who you know.” If you are trying to move up in the banking world of Charlotte, get your kids into the right college (or the right preschool), or even see the right doctor at Novant or Atrium, knowing someone on the inside […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 04.07.19

What does it mean that the Word of God is living? How often do you immerse yourself in God’s word? When is the last time it struck you to the heart? How will you wield this two-edged sword? What steps can you take to better familiarize yourself with the power the Word of God contains?

Preparing for Worship // April 07, 2019

Preparing for Worship // April 07, 2019

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) There are a few Christian hymns we know and love with mysterious origins. How Firm A Foundation appeared in a hymnal over 200 years ago, simply attributed to “K.” There are theories of who this illusive K is, but certain knowledge of who this is […]