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Messages

Ethan Machida
Paradigm Shift: Divorce
Matthew 5:31-32
July 5, 2020

Marriage is more than just a legal and civil contract. It is a covenant between two people that should reflect God’s commitment to humanity. God’s high standard for faithfulness in marriage reminds us that He will not walk out on us.

Michael Alvarez
Paradigm Shift: Lust
Matthew 5:27-30
June 28, 2020

God doesn’t just evaluate how we behave and He isn’t only concerned with our actions. The condition of our hearts is top priority. Jesus teaches that inner lust is just as dangerous as the outward act of adultery.

Jeremy Falk
Paradigm Shift: Murder and Anger
Matthew 5:21-26
June 21, 2020

“Jesus goes behind the act of murder itself to declare that the anger and hatred which give rise to it, though not capable of being examined in a human court, are no less culpable in the sight of God.” (R.T. France)

Jeremy Falk
Paradigm Shift: You’ve Heard, But I Say
Matthew 5:17-20
June 14, 2020

Jesus makes the bold claim that He is the ultimate interpreter of Old Testament law. He warns us not to respond to His teachings with defensiveness, self-pity, or self-righteousness because these are three of the main weapons we use to preserve the status quo and avoid the paradigm shift.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Humility
1 Peter 5:1-11
June 7, 2020

In times of crisis, it is important that we display a humility that emphasises mutual submission to one another, a humility that keeps us serving while also open to receiving from others, and a humility where we cast our anxieties on God instead of projecting our pain on others.

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.

Past Series

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It's Alive

Our lives can flourish in a hostile environment. The more difficult our circumstances become, the greater the opportunity we have to shine brightly with the hope of Jesus.

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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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