March 25, 2020

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Keep Growing!!!

Take advantage of social distancing restrictions and invest in your growth. Since prohibitions have been made on church gatherings, believers all over the world have added to the available online resources. Watch a class. Read a book. Study, meditate, and interact with God. If we steward this opportunity well, we’ll come out of this lockdown stronger and more spiritually mature.

To help you grow, I’ve been making video lessons. I posted the first lesson of our series Building Blocks on Monday, and I just finished posting part two today. At least six more lessons will be coming as I produce them. Watch each episode with your family or friends, answer the conversation questions, and build your growth community. Even if you live alone, you can partner with a friend or family member over the phone or FaceTime. My hope is that every member of the Wellspring will watch this series and share it with others because it is foundational to our belief system.

Part 1 and Part 2 are available below. Just click on the appropriate image.

Let’s Grow together!
Matt

Matt Neese
Wellspring.Live

Building Blocks - Introduction.002

In the first lesson I introduce the basic building blocks of our Christian faith. Grasping and growing in these basic points is the key to becoming a more mature believer. If we don’t truly get this baby milk, we’ll never be able to receive the deeper, meatier things of God. Our key scripture for the study is Hebrews 6:1-2:

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”

Building Blocks 2 - Repentance Slides.004

In Part 2 of Building Blocks, we’re looking at the first of our six fundamental truths: “repentance from dead works”. In Greek the word “repentance” is metanoia and it literally means “change mind”. Dead works is described in Acts 17:29 as “something shaped by art and man’s devising.” Man was made in the image of God and therefore carries part of His creativity. There is nothing wrong with creativity. The “wrongness” comes when we believe we can create life or devise a way to life outside of cooperation with the Holy Spirit. If this is the case we have to radically change our thinking and turn around, putting our lives back into the hands of God.

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  • 3/25 Exodus 35, Psalms 85, II Samuel 5, Luke 4:33-44
  • 3/26 Exodus 36, Psalms 86, II Samuel 6, Luke 5:1-16
  • 3/27 Exodus 37, Psalms 87, II Samuel 7, Luke 5:17-39
  • 3/28 Exodus 38, Psalms 88, II Samuel 8, Luke 6:1-26
  • 3/29 Exodus 39, Psalms 89, II Samuel 9, Luke 6:27-49
  • 3/30 Exodus 40, Psalms 90, II Samuel 10, Luke 7:1-30
  • 3/31 Leviticus 1, Psalms 91, II Samuel 11, Luke 7:31-50
  • 4/1 Leviticus 2, Psalms 92, II Samuel 12, Luke 8:1-21

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