January 20, 2021

You need to watch the full message from Sunday (above) and you need to share it with your friends and family. It contains strong encouragement that I believe is directly from the Holy Spirit and for the Bride of Christ today. We need to operate in faith, we need to hold onto the word of God, and we need to allow the fire to make His word perfect in our lives. Get the word and get back in the fire! You were made for this! God is doing something great, and it’s time for each of us to wholeheartedly embrace His invitation to participate.

Watch the message and come ready to participate in the conversation. Next Sunday, January 24th, we’re going to have Lab Groups. We will break into groups in order to discuss some of the key ideas from The Language of Faith and to encourage each other in practicing what God reveals. The Lab Group experience is always revelatory and edifying for everyone — and it’s just fun! It’s how we as Wellspring grow as the Body of Christ with all of our various, diverse, and beautiful parts participating together.

Let’s grow together!

Matt Neese


In the final watch of the night, sometime between 3am and 6am, the disciples were out on a boat, far from land and fighting wind and waves. They’d been beaten up all night just trying to keep their boat from being capsized, so they were exhausted, hopeless, and terrified. And then in the midst of the storm, they saw a figure moving towards them and they were even more terrified. But it was Jesus, and He said, “Be courageous! It is I! Don’t be afraid!”

For some of us the past months have felt like a long exhausting evening of continual battle to keep our boats from flipping. This is the final watch of darkness, the toughest hours. The waves have been pounding on us and the wind has been against us, and we feel weak and some are terrified. But look who’s coming in the midst of the storm! What is this approaching form coming into focus? It is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace Himself!

In the storm, we think we’ve been abandoned. We have not! We look around in dismay and fear, and we misidentify our circumstances as godless and ourselves as forsaken. Yet it is Him! Jesus is saying, “Rise up in boldness and reject all fear! What you see coming is Me!”

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  • 1/20 Genesis 20, Psalms 20, Joshua 20, Matthew 14:22-36
  • 1/21 Genesis 21, Psalms 21, Joshua 21, Matthew 15:1-20
  • 1/22 Genesis 22, Psalms 22, Joshua 22, Matthew 15:21-39
  • 1/23 Genesis 23, Psalms 23, Joshua 23, Matthew 16
  • 1/24 Genesis 24, Psalms 24, Joshua 24, Matthew 17
  • 1/25 Genesis 25, Psalms 25, Judges 1, Matthew 18:1-20
  • 1/26 Genesis 26, Psalms 26, Judges 2, Matthew 18:21-35
  • 1/27 Genesis 27, Psalms 27, Judges 3, Matthew 19:1-15

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