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prayer gatherings

Wednesday's @ 7:15p 

(Click HERE for Calendar)

Fasting is amazing! Yes, amazing! Oh, it’s not natural for many and easy for even fewer, but it can be a fantastic discipline for the believer (Luke 2:37; 5:33).


To better understand how prayer and fasting go hand in hand in the Bible keep reading.


Most times in Scripture, fasting is linked to going without food, but there are other ways to fast. Fasting is giving up anything for a time so that we can put all our attention on the Lord (1 Corinthians 7:1-5). Some may not be able to fast from food (diabetics, for example), but everyone can temporarily give up something in order to draw closer to God.


The focus of fasting has, at times, been incorrectly placed on the lack of food rather than its primary purpose of taking our eyes off the things of this world to completely focus on the Lord. Fasting is not a punishment to our flesh, but an opportunity to give all our attention to God in order to go deeper in our relationship with Jesus. Fasting helps us gain a new perspective and a renewed reliance upon Him. The book of Acts records believers fasting before they made important decisions (Acts 13:2; 14:23).


When we take our attention off the things of this world we are more able to focus on the things of God that matter most. Fasting is not a way to manipulate God to do what we want; it changes us, not God. Fasting is not a way to appear more spiritual than others; it is to be done in a spirit of humility and a joyful attitude (Matthew 6:16-18). 


Join me and other WellSpringers and seize this opportunity for corporate prayer, while connecting it to the powerful blessing of fasting. Come, having fasted - food or something that demonstrates a sacrificial offering -  to our prayer time @ 7:15-8:15p. 



celebrate recovery - On summer hiatus

A journey toward renewal

The purpose of WellSpring's Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to "be changed." We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God's grace in solving our lives' problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power - Jesus Christ.


• Large Group Meeting & Open Share Groups meet on Thursdays @ 7p (Open Share Groups are gender specific).


• Step Studies meet 30 minutes before the Large Group Meeting (6:30p).


• At 6:30p on the first Thursday of each month we have a meal together. (provided)


If you have other questions before you attend click here.




Potluck

Join us immediately following service to enjoy some great food and fellowship.


Sunday, August 26


WellSpring will provide the protein and you come with a side dish or dessert to share (7-8-people)


Sign up in the courtyard on Sunday or click here















Daily Bible Reading

Click here to go to today's reading. 


What is a daily devotion and how do I do it? 


Devotions are a wonderful and critical part of any believer's growth in Jesus. It's an opportunity to take time each day to connect with and hear from the Lord. Devotions are about being discipled by the Holy Spirit. 


Below is a description of how to journal what you've heard from the Lord as you read. We use the accrostic W.A.S.H. to help keep our journalling on track. 


Let's get started... 


W is for Word

Before you begin ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and to reveal Jesus to you. Read the passages. As you are reading, underline anything the Lord impresses to your life personally. Then turn to a fresh page in your journal to write the verses that God has just shown you. 


A is for Apply

Now enter how you can apply the verse(s) to you personally. 


S is for Serve

Next enter how you can serve others based on the verse(s) you've written down. 


H is for Heart-to-Heart

Finally write a prayer that expresses a heart-to-heart conversation with the Lord. 


The Gospel of John tells us that the Word became flesh in Jesus. Jesus told Simon Peter that He washes the feet of His disciples. A daily time in the Word of God (The Bible) is like getting a good wash.


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Why should I believe what the Bible says? 

How do I know I can trust it? 

After all, it's thousands of years old!


That's a valid concern, so Harvest Ministries put together a little e-book that touches on the credibility of Scripture. It's called Is the Bible Reliable? and it's yours for free if you're interested.

To get your copy click on Is the Bible Reliable?

I hope it helps you feel more confident in answering difficult questions as you get out there and share your faith!