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So What Should the Pianist Do?

By Reggie Ramos Imagine this scenario: Pastor Mitch concludes his Sunday sermon with a firm challenge and a familiar “Let’s pray.” While heads are bowed, he continues to lead in prayer as the worship team quietly makes their way to … Continue reading

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We Are The Bride (Ephesians 5:21-33)

Steve Hands (Warrenville, 6/24/18    Wheaton, 7/01/18) What is the church? Is it the building we meet in? The song, Bible, and prayer events we run every Sunday? The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with its programs, staff, and by-laws? The church … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Gift (Prov 23:15–25)

What gift will bring your father greatest joy on Father’s Day? Gifts for dads are difficult to buy. They are often too expensive or too difficult to figure out. Yet Proverbs 23 spells out a gift that will always give … Continue reading

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We’re Not Benetton!

Marin Luther King Jr. asked a million dollar question, “Why is 11 AM on Sunday morning the most segregated hour of our week?” When I looked at the limited palette of our most recent governing board picture, I wondered, “Are … Continue reading

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Overriding the 80% Rule

This past year we overrode an important church growth principle. Church growth experts say that when a sanctuary is 80% full, more worship service options need to be opened up. This past year our sanctuary has been filled far beyond … Continue reading

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Unconventional Unions (Ruth 4:13–17)

God’s eternal purposes are not derailed by desperate times. Instead, the Lord often uses those desperate times to shape our dependence upon Himself and sculpt his own trajectories. As I look back at this past year of Wellspring, I celebrate … Continue reading

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The Power of “Amen”

There is power to “Amen.” When we say “Amen” to the Word of God, then we agree to the living and active power of God’s Word.  When we say “Amen” in prayer, then we depend on God to see his … Continue reading

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