February 14th, 2021
The Third Way of Jesus is marked by the most important aspect of following Jesus: worship. Psalm 95 invites us to worship: “Come, let us…” But Covid-19 has been so deeply challenging because it has ...
Identity and Community
February 7th, 2021
The people who strove to build the Tower of Babel sinned. But what was their sin? Was it ambition? Cooperation? I found that story confusing for years because it seemed like they were doing someth...
January 31st, 2021
Much of the stress of 2020, and the beginning of 2021, revolved around authority. Authority to deal with Covid-19, the scope of police authority, and of course authority in Washington D.C. and the au...
Love Your Enemies
January 24th, 2021
Three ways of responding to enemies:Way 1: The Way of Power -- retaliation, violent oppositionWay 2: The Way of Passivity -- ignoring or fleeing from harmful actsThe Third Way: The Way of Jesus Christ...
The Third Way: Jesus at the Center
January 17th, 2021
Watch or listen to Aaron's weekly teaching on Facebook or UPPC.org.Colossians 1:15-23Question from today's teaching: 1) When religion and tradition are not centered in Jesus, they are unhealthy. Have...
The Third Way: The Way of Jesus
January 10th, 2021
The UPPC Blog will continue to offer a resource for further learning about Sunday's teaching. But rather than reading a summary of the message, please visit UPPC.org or UPPC.org/media to watch or lis...
December 20th, 2020
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we continue our season-long meditation on "Incarnation."The adjustments we've had to make during the Covid pandemic have including at least some degree of isolation fr...
Incarnation: The Savior and Our Need for Saving
December 13th, 2020
You may not be surprised to learn that the word "Christ" is used in reference to Jesus...a lot. (It's not even Jesus' last name!) The word appears around 500 times in the New Testament! But it is n...
Incarnation: Presidents and Kings
December 7th, 2020
The word “incarnation” isn't one we see or hear very often. But it's more familiar than you might think. In the middle is its root, carne. It means "flesh." So “incarnation” means “in the flesh.” ...
Advent, At Last
December 1st, 2020
Dr. Bo Helmich took our meditation to the end of the book of Isaiah this week as we welcome Advent and the anticipation of Jesus, the Messiah! Advent basically means "coming," and contrary to the cul...
We Share: Tangible (Faith Commitment Sunday)
November 23rd, 2020
"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil" (From 1 Timothy 6:6-10, NIV).Paul wrote these words to Timothy, who was leading one of the new groups of Jesus followers in Ephesus. But is it t...
We Share: Spontaneous
November 15th, 2020
Nehemiah's city and people are in disarray. Sound familiar? #2020.So he must gain people’s trust during unprecedented times. How does he do it? He gives of himself.This month we are focused on one...