Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stable Purpose

"...for it is good that the heart be established with grace." Every believer needs to be anchored to something solid in life or else we become subject to the winds of change. This message considers the foundations to finding our Stable Purpose in life.
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Simple Contentment

Contentment reveals much about the condition of the heart. Circumstances give opportunity for that condition to reveal itself. The wonderful truth is that even though circumstances change and life stresses threaten our contentment, the Eternal Nature of God gives us a solid footing and confidence to say, He is our helper. He will never leave us or forsake us!
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Living with Open Hands

Better is one hand with tranquility than two fists full of labor and chasing after the wind. When we hold on to what we have, that will be our only reward. But if we choose to live with open hands God can put in or take out whatever he chooses. Joy and peace are the possessions of the person with open hands.
Presented by Jonathan

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Kingdom of God

A primary theme of Jesus' earthly ministry was the presentation of the Kingdom of God. The kingdom is too often misunderstood or ignored by many today, even those who would call themselves followers of Jesus. The call of Christ is to follow Him, in His Kingdom, today.
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Reflections in Time

Time is passing by. The year is coming to an end. We all continue to age. The cycle of life repeats itself and sometimes that leaves us feeling purposeless and depressed. However, life need not be filled with feelings of futility if we approach life with a biblical perspective. We can look forward to the future as our loving Lord redeems the experiences of fallen humanity.
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sharing Love

Hebrews 13 marks a significant shift from the focus of the book. While chapters 1-12 lay a wonderful foundation for why we should trust Christ with our salvation and our future, chapter 13 is full of practical instruction for how to live out our faith. This message examines the need for sharing love to be evidenced in the way we assist both strangers and fellow believers near at hand and around the world. Heb. 13:1-3.
Presented by Verlon

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thinking about Marrying


In this sermon I take a look at a the New Testament passages that bear directly on the question of whether to seek marriage. This involves a few principles for living the married life, but the focus is on sane and biblical thinking about pursuing marriage. The scripture advises marriage if it is needful to properly handle the passions toward the divinely created union and as an occasion for good works, but encourages those who are able without "burning with passion" to lead a single and celibate life to do so in order to minimize troubles and cares for the sake of ministry and devotion to the Lord through prayer etc. Yet it must be understood that marrying is no sin and is in fact doing well. I conclude with some practical pointers for responding to these truths.
Presented by Marlin

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Enduring Faith - The Secure Kingdom

Hebrews contains 6 warnings for those who encounter the truth of the Gospel. Chapter 12:25-29 gives us the last of those six with an exhortation to listen to truth of the Gospel and accept it. Doing so places us in the most secure kingdom we could possibly desire. Our earthly experience only gives us plenty of opportunity to listen to other voices that will be shaken and eventually destroyed. Not so with the heavenly kingdom of God! We have the opportunity to be a part of a kingdom that cannot be shaken!
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Useful Kindness

Kindness is more than the capability of being sympathetic and compassionate.  Biblical Kindness (Gentleness) means "usefulness" and has to do with moral excellence in character or demeanor.  We are only capable of manifesting this Kindness by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit.  Need an example?...Look at the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37.
Presented by Tony

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wonderful Grace

This message was given at a baptismal service and explores the wonderful grace that God offers to whoever will give Him opportunity to work in their lives. Eph. 2 takes a look at what it really means to be converted by the grace of God, to pass from death to life, to leave the impending doom of a life of sin for the hope and joy of eternal paradise! It truly is Wonderful Grace!
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

God Wants You

When God led the Israelites out of Egypt into the wilderness, He took them to Mt. Sinai to meet with them. They were terrified by the powerful demostrations of His presence so much that they asked God to only speak to Moses not to them directly. Just as God wanted to speak to and be present with His chosen people in the Old Testament, much more He wants to be near to each of His children today. God wants YOU!
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Love Under Pressure

God tells us that one of the most noticeable marks of a spirit-led Christian is patience.  A mature Christian is a patient Christian and the less patient we are… the less mature in Christ we are.  As the Apostle Paul says, longsuffering comes by allowing God’s Spirit to control us.  It's our choice... we need to yield ourselves and allow Him to work in and through us.
Presented by Tony

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Do You Want to See God?

Do you want to see the Lord at work in your life? Do you want to find the comfort and joy of His presence? This message examines the instruction give in Heb. 12 that enable the believer to do just that.
Presented by Verlon.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Peace Like A River

Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:..."  In order to find the secret of true peace, we must know the Source of Peace.  Then, we can accept the challenge of making peace with others.
Presented by Tony

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

So, You Want to Grow Up?


Change is Inevitable. Growth is Optional! The process of growth is not always a pleasant one, but it is necessary for maturity to develop in the life of the believer. How does that growth happen? Follow along in Heb. 12 to see how can God works in us to make maturity become reality in our lives.
Heb. 12:4-13
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Walk by the Spirit

The people of Christ are of the Spirit, not of the flesh. They are enlivened and controlled by the Spirit of God. To depend on the flesh is to operate strictly off of our own (or the devil’s!) resources and ideas. The Letter to the Galatians  urges us to walk by the Spirit rather than by the flesh. This manifests in harmonious relations with other people, in striving to help others, and in a diligent pursuit of holiness in general.
Presented by Marlin

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

What Holds Your Gaze?



This message takes us into the last faith chapter in Hebrews and introduces the topic of Enduring Faith. The one true source of enduring faith is found in "looking unto Jesus" who is the Author and Finisher of our faith. What holds the gaze of your soul today?
Hebrews 12:1-3
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Is Your Joy Leaking Away?

"Joy to the world! The Lord is come!" God's will is for the Christian to have a deep and abiding joy within, in spite of times of sorrow, sickness, or suffering that he may face. However, we need to be alert to the one who wants to take away that joy, Yielding to the temptations of the devil will leave us discouraged and depressed and, little by little, the joy will leak away.
Presented by Tony

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

By Faith... Many Others

This last sermon from the Heroes of Faith chapter considers two specific faith stories and the general wrap given at the end of Hebrews 11.  Lessons from the Accomplishments of Faith and the Endurance of Faith are made applicable to us in our walk of faith today. Is what you are living for worth dying for?
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Is His Love Evident?

Jesus told the lawyer in Matthew 22 that the two greatest commandments in the Holy Scriptures are, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."...and..."Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."  As sincere disciples of Jesus Christ, we have the Holy Spirit living within us and His fruit will be evident.  In Galatians 5, Love is the first of 9 fruits and it encompasses all of the rest.  "...the greatest of these is Love."  Is His love evident in your life?
Presented by Tony

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Friday, June 28, 2013

By Faith Moses...

The life of Moses carries significant examples of faith.
Presented by Verlon

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Ornaments of a Godly Woman

God through his apostles directs Christian women to adorn themselves. Their ornamentation is not to be a display of wealth or of sexual endowments. Rather Christian ladies adorn themselves with good works—deeds of service for their families and communities, with a “gentle and quiet spirit”—after the model of Christ that enables them trustingly do good and avoid fear in the midst of scary situations. This meek and quiet spirit is precious to God, and as an eternal character quality is superior to perishable gold ornaments and money.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

By Faith... Happy Father's Day!

This message continues the study in Hebrews 11 with a look the lives of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. It concludes with a surprising link to Father's Day.
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ready or Not

After Jesus Christ lived on this earth, died, and rose again, He ascended back into Heaven through the clouds.  During His earthly ministry, He told His followers to keep watching and waiting, because He would return to the earth sometime in the same way that He left.  The Bible indicates that this will happen, it will be sudden, and it will fulfil prophecy.  Are you busily watching and waiting?  Ready or not,...He's coming again!

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Better Sacrifice

The first section of the book of Hebrews puts forward the truth that Christ and His new covenant is vastly superior to the covenants given in the Old Testament. This message explores the superiority of Christ's once-for-all sacrifice.
Presented by Verlon.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

We Shall Rise

What is the most essential part of our Christian faith?  It is without doubt, the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  For, if He is not raised from the dead, then...He is a liar, there is no Gospel, our faith is groundless, we are liars, we have no hope, we suffer for nothing, and we are of all men most miserable.  But, the fact is, He is Risen and we too shall rise!  Praise the LORD!

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saved to the Uttermost


The Old Testament sacrifices that God required of His people were only a temporary reprieve from the judgement that all sin inevitably invokes.  The priests that administered these sacrifices were similarly limited since they themselves were tarnished by sin.  Hebrews 8 establishes the fact that a new priestly order was needed to replace the incompleteness of the Levitical priesthood.  This new priest would be "after the order of Melchisidec", an Old Testament priest/king, who would be able to offer the perfect sacrifice for sin and allow sinful men to be "saved to the uttermost"! 
Presented by Verlon

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Slow Death

It usually doesn't happen overnight.  Little by little very small and subtle changes take place that are sometimes hard to detect.  Most times, these changes are deliberate,...but not always.  This is a message based on an Article in our Statement of Faith and Practice here at Wellspring.  The topic? Apostasy..."The Slow Death".  The Bible warns believers of all times that the general tendency is going to be apostasy, and even more so as we approach the latter days and the end of time on earth.  Scriptures are examined and 7 signs of apostasy are discussed as believers are encouraged to be alert in these perilous times.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Destruction or Victory? A Warning Against Apostasy


Hebrews 6 is a parentheses in the ongoing discussion regarding Jesus being the better High Priest.  While apostasy is a possibility, we have no need to allow it to be reality in our lives.  Jesus has cleared the path that allows us to experience a wonderful, personal relationship with God, even when life is difficult, and our faith is stressed.  We are urged to mature spiritually, to be “skilful” in the Word, and to feast on the spiritual meat that belongs to mature Christians. Be strong! Jesus’ finished work on the cross is our hope and anchor!
Presented by Verlon.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hebrews 4 & 5 - Jesus, The Better High Priest

This message explores the truth that man can only approach God and experience His presence by following God's prescription of how to approach Him. Christ's finished work on the cross changed the way believers can come into the presence of Almighty God.  Because of Jesus, we can now "come boldly to the throne of grace".  This is an exciting opportunity and experience for all who will believe in Him!
Presented by Verlon.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

November Revival Meetings

Recently we at Wellspring were privileged to have a brother from Pennsylvania speak at our congregation.  The Lord used him to challenge us greatly.  Following are links to .mp3 recordings of the messages.

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Yieldedness

The New Testament often calls us to imitate Christ in regard to his death on the cross. The cross was a place of submission to his loving righteous Father and of a sort of "submission" to his enemies--in that he responded in love rather than in hatred, revenge, or calling in ten thousand angels. Christians are called to imitate both aspects and the scripture portrays a deep unity between the two. We can call this attitude "yieldedness," whether it finds expression in submission to appropriate and good authority or in a Christlike response to evil.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Hebrews 4 - A Better Rest


Hebrews 4 contrasts the Old Testament rest with the rests afforded the New Covenant Christian.  Believers today are given rest as a result of their conversion and the transformed life, while not a completed rest, it gives rest and freedom from the guilt and power of sin.  The perfect rest comes when the believer reaches their "Promised Land" in the eternal presence of the Lord Himself.
Presented by Verlon.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hebrews 3 - Christ's Superiority Over Moses

Moses was "faithful in all his house" and yet his work and ministry of leading the children of Israel out of Egypt pales by comparison to the completed work of Christ.  Christ's earthly ministry completes what the Old Testament begins in revealing God's character and plan to provide salvation for lost man.  Included in this chapter is a warning against unbelief using the wilderness experience of the children of Israel as a teaching example.
Presented by Verlon.

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Hebrews 1:4-2:18 - Christ Superiority Over Angels

This study in Hebrew 1 and 2 considers Christ's superior position to the angels.  Christ, as Creator, is superior to His created "ministering servants", the angels.  Not only is He superior in His deity, but He is superior to the angels because of his humanity. His earthly ministry allows Him to offer salvation to man and relate to the human experience in a way that no angel could possibly achieve.
Presented by Verlon.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

How to Develop Biblical Convictions

I know there is right and wrong, but how do I make it personal? How can I know for sure in my heart that this is truth? How do I develop the inner conviction regarding specific truths? Being convinced of truth is critical to finding stability as individuals. Conviction is an anchor point that holds us steady in the storms of life. This sermon explores how to make truth a part of the believer's heart and life by developing Biblical conviction.
Presented by Verlon.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hebrews, The Book of Better Things

This sermon begins a series that will take us through the book of Hebrews.  This journey begins with the first 3 verses of chapter 1, and exalts Jesus for Who He is.  This theme is central to the book of Hebrews, Jesus is better than the Old Covenant in providing for man's relationship to God.  He completes and perfects what the Old Testament could never do for the lost human race.  Hebrews is a book of better things.  Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Presented by Verlon.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Holy Spirit, God's Gift to the Church

Jesus promised that when He left this earth following His earthly ministry, He would send a "Comforter" to replace His physical presence with His disciples. This "Comforter" is the Holy Spirit which wonderfully lives in each child of God and is not limited to a certain geographical location.  He is a wonderful gift from God that enables the presence of God in a very real way at all times. This sermon explores the work of the Spirit in the lives of believers.

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