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Messages

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Joy
1 Peter 4:12-19
May 31, 2020

Happiness comes from external sources and joy is a gift of God that comes from within. Holding onto this joy in the midst of crisis requires realistic hope, responsive hearts, and raised heads.

Terry Lu
It’s Alive! Alive With Urgency
1 Peter 4:1-11
May 24, 2020

Coming alive with urgency in the midst of crisis to be God’s agents of compassion to those in need requires that we don’t fall back into, or get stuck in the behaviors of our past. It also requires that we have a healthy view of the future, knowing that a destiny of eternal life or eternal death awaits us all.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Courage
1 Peter 3:13-15
May 17, 2020

When we become accustomed to living an “easy faith” that requires little of us when times are good, we fold under pressure when life becomes difficult. We must learn to demonstrate courage if we are going to come alive during times of crisis in life.

Cara Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Beauty
1 Peter 3:1-7
May 10, 2020

Peter offers Biblical wisdom for how to navigate marriage and family relationships while facing external pressures and difficulties. In the midst of our trials, we can easily compromise our love and submission to one another if we are not careful and aware.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Goodness
1 Peter 2:11-25
May 3, 2020

Peter knows that life is difficult, unfair, and harsh for his readers. But he says that no matter how difficult, unfair, or harsh life may get, as followers of Jesus, we are to always demonstrate goodness in our public behavior.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Collective Identity
1 Peter 2:1-10
April 26, 2020

As Christians, you and I are not just a saved person or a chosen person. We are a saved people and a chosen people. Unless we learn what it means to be a collective body of believers and not just individual believers, we will not flourish in inhospitable environments.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Holiness
1 Peter 1:13-25
April 19, 2020

In the midst of our trials we are to pursue ethical behavior, make as many good choices as we can, and live as upright as possible to showcase our love and commitment to God. Even though this is difficult to do during hard times, this helps us come alive and feel alive in the midst of crisis.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Hope
1 Peter 1:1-12
April 12, 2020

The resurrection of Jesus confirms three realities that cannot forget as our lives come under pressure. Jesus coming back to life reminds us who we are, what we will inherit, and what our trials accomplish in us.

Past Series

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The Art of Neighboring

We want to take greater steps to build genuine relationships in Uptown and the surrounding neighborhoods. We want to be serious about the great commandment and love our actual neighbors.

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Teach Us to Pray

In Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples ask Him to teach them to pray. Jesus responds with offering them the Lord’s Prayer. Through this series, we unpack this profound prayer line by line, to deepen and mature in how we communicate with God.

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A Child is Born

An exploration of four significant birth stories in the Old Testament that reveal how Jesus is our Covenant Promise, Mighty Deliverer, Righteous King, and Powerful Prophet.

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Explore God

We all have questions about faith, God, and purpose. This series dives into these topics with open and authentic dialogue providing practical, spiritual guidance.

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SHAPE

Explore the unique ways God has formed us through our spiritual gifts, heart’s desire, abilities, personality, and experiences. How God has created us to BE helps determine what He intends for us to DO.

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Feasts and Festivals

Explore the eight different feasts and festivals that God instituted for Israel in Leviticus 23. These are significant moments and formative events for the people of God.

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Puzzled

Too often, we have been made to feel guilty for questioning our faith. But uncertainty is a companion in this life we cannot avoid. While we can never fully escape our doubts, we don’t have to be controlled by them.

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B.L.E.S.S.

BLESS is an approach to prayer and evangelism. It’s not about downloading information and memorizing scripts, but about learning to love our neighbors well. It is a way to participate in outreach more effortlessly, effectively, and authentically.

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Jonah

The story of Jonah is often our story. God leads and we are reluctant to follow. In spite of our routine resistance, God graciously pursues us and desires good for us.

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Less is More

A look at four roadblocks in our lives that hinder us from experiencing growth and transformation in our Christian walk.

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Unexpected

Advent is a season of anticipation that focuses on Jesus’ arrival, but so much surrounding Jesus’ birth was surprising. Jesus came at an unexpected time, through unexpected people, in an unexpected place, bringing unexpected love.

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Fundamentals Of Faith

The Christian life is more than just reading our Bibles, praying, and going to church. The book of 1 John reveals fundamental principles that are essential to our life of faith.

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Everyday Joy

Happiness is dictated by our circumstances but joy is not. Join with us as we look at the book of Philippians to discover the secret to everyday joy.

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The Three D's

Pastor Jeremy explains the mission of Uptown Church, which is to help people discover hope, deepen relationships, and display love.

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Other Messages

A variety of stand-alone messages shared at Uptown Church.

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