Now more than a month into the stresses of coronavirus and the shutdown protocols, we are all feeling the effects of this ongoing crisis. How do we navigate this passage with authenticity and genuine humanity and stay connected to hope? Amazingly the Lord has shown us how in the Psalms and in the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Biblical lament is the way through emotional turmoil to renewed hope and life.
Lamentations 3:19-24; Psalm 6; Psalm 13; Psalm 42
In a time of unprecedented shaking, it seems that the best we can do is endure, stay safe, and hope that eventually we will be able to return to normal life. However, with the Lord, we do not have to defer our hope until after this coronavirus season is over. In this short message, let’s hear what the Lord has to say.
The first beautiful exchange is exchanging the self-based approaches of religious performance and self-defined spirituality for the truth Jesus came to bring us. The new birth and the cross are the way of deliverance from self to a genuine new life in Christ.
John 3:1-17; Galatians 2:20,21
When Jacob comes to the end of himself and all of his scheming and grabbing to ensure that life works out the way he wants it to, he has the surprise of his life! God shows up in Jacob's moment of broken desperation and not only changes him, but changes history through this changed man. We will look at this encounter to see how we can be positioned to encounter God when we are at our worst conceivable moment.
We are called to be Catalysts for renewal and revival. How do we become catalysts? In this teaching we will explore the catalytic nature of God, and how though our own transformation journey we also become catalysts for His Kingdom.
John 10:10, 11
What happens when God goes viral. What does it look like to be Catalysts of spiritual renewal and revival? God's heart is to move in people and spark movements of His Spirit throughout regions and generations. This message looks at how God has worked in the past and how He wants to use us to move again.
Acts 2, Acts 4
This message looks at the beginning part of our vision statement:To be a catalyst of spiritual renewal and revival. What is a catalyst and why is God calling us to be one? We explore these questions and more in this message.
Isaiah 61, Luke 4, Acts 10:38, Acts 10
2019 has been full of focusing and refocusing Wellspring on the Kingdom and the Lord’s bold and unique calling on us. Before we transition all our attention on 2020, we review 2019, praise the Lord through testimonies, and share a celebration as a family with our Heavenly Father.
Jesus declares several times in John Chapter 6 that He is the Bread Of Life. What did he mean by this? What does it mean for us? How are we called to respond to this declaration of Jesus about Himself? These are some of the questions we wrestle with in this message.
John 6, Exodus 3,6
How does God work with us and through us (and around us) when we get off track or mess things up? This teaching looks at three distinct passages of Scripture where the Lord deals with his people who have missed it. This teaching also prepares the way for the congregation of Wellspring to be prepared to receive a vision restored.
In this message we take another look at Ezekiel 37 and the story of the valley of dry bones. Jesus declares that he brings abundant life, but we often feel dry and empty. The story of dry bones coming to life spoke to a situation Ezekiel's day, and it still speaks today. Let's listen. Let's learn. Let's prophecy.
The Psalms can be described as "honest songs of praise." How do we sing when our hearts are broken? When all seems lost? When it appears the Lord has left us bereft? Learning how to respond and navigate this kind of soul-crushing season is a key to living in true covenantal loyalty to the Lord in this broken world.
Remembering the goodness of God opens a flow for more of his goodness. Declaring his greatness makes room for his kingdom to manifest around us. This message uses Psalm 145 to lead us in a corporate time of remembering his goodness and declaring his greatness.
What happens when our faith runs into disappointment? How do we operate in the crucible of that season? How do we break through? Such times are inevitable to the walk of faith. Psalm 73 is a testimony of one believer's experience journey into and through such a season.
Psalm 139, Genesis 3
As we read David's Psalm 139 we see that David was someone that knew that God knew everything about him. He also acknowledges that there was no place that he was able to hide from God. This message looks at why and how we can often try to hide from God. This message talks through the desire God has for us to live life in deeper connection with him.
What does it look like to be salt and light in the current toxic and divided political environment in our country? How can we best represent Jesus' Kingdom here in our land and be the illuminating, preserving influence for righteousness that we are called to be? It is not easy, but the Lord gives us one basic prescription to see justice released in the land.
Jesus calls his followers to take up our cross daily. What does that mean? What does it mean to die to self? How is that worked out in the life of the believer? And how does that relate to his call for us to be salt and light?