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Praying Together

At Wellspring the past few weeks have not only been marked by increased attendance but also an unusual presence of God’s Spirit.  Why? Are our innovative strategies paying off? Is it the musicality of our worship team? Is it the … Continue reading

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Cultivating in Christ I Corinthians 3:5-15

Although we have been exiled from Eden (Gen 3:22–24; Ezek 28:11–15), our work of cultivating our Eden (Gen 2:15) continues even in exile (Jer 29:1–14). As we have explored this theme for the past few weeks, the question remains, “What … Continue reading

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Responding to Las Vegas…and Houston, Puerto Rico, Florida, Mexico

How do we respond to tragedy?  Sometimes tragedy comes from evil people; other times it comes from freak accidents. We have seen both. On Monday morning an evil man killed 58 people and injured over 500 others in Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Cultivating in Exile (Jer 29:1–14)

In Gen 2:4–17, we are formed in a barren wasteland to flourish by God’s presence and work with wisdom. Yet sin exiled us from God’s presence. So what does that mean for our work? Are we still to cultivate in … Continue reading

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From Doing Ministry to Developing Ministers

Pastors who do their job poorly focus attention on themselves; pastors who do their job properly equip the saints from the work of ministry (Eph 4:12). Recently our pastoral staff has been discussing how we can shift our focus from … Continue reading

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Exiled from Eden (Ezek 28:11–19)

When pride puffs us up to feel too good (or bad) for a place, then exile happens. While we are formed in a barren wasteland to flourish by God’s presence and work a particular place (Gen 2:4–17), Adam and Eve … Continue reading

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A Problem…and two solutions

We have a problem. In Wheaton for our 11 AM worship service, we don’t have enough seats. Experts say that when a sanctuary is 80% full, then people will stop coming because it is too full. At 11 AM our … Continue reading

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