CURRENT SERIES: THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM
New month, new season, new series! We are excited to dive back into the book of Matthew, a full, vibrant account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Join us Sundays for "The King and His Kingdom!"
The Lord of the Harvest | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sharing your faith comes easier for some than it does for others, but everyone who has placed their faith in Jesus for salvation has a calling to share the gospel. Here Pastor Steve talks through three ways we can combat the fear of engaging in evangelism and how we can over come it.
The Blessing of Suffering | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, October 7, 2018
Did you ever think suffering could be a blessing? Pastor Steve discusses the choice we have to either allow suffering to cast a dark cloud over our spiritual lives or to take it to the cross, where we can receive joy, healing and redemption.
Sharing Jesus Together | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, September 30, 2018
When we talk about "sharing Jesus," we often immediately think of going door-to-door or evangelizing in the street, at school or at work. While those ways are fantastic, it's simply a small part of living a missional life. This week, Pastor Steve explains what is a "missional life," and how it brings glory to God like nothing else we do on this Earth.
Serving Others Together | Pastor Aaron Bolduc • Sunday, September 23, 2018
What do we need to grapple with in our own lives to grow and maintain a heart of service? This Sunday we continue our 4-week series on how scripture informs our Core Values at Wellspring. We will take a closer look at Christ's example of what a servant heart looks like. How does putting a servant heart to work reflect His gospel?
Doing Life Together | Pastor Aaron Bolduc • Sunday, September 16, 2018
God did not design for His church to be isolated and to face life's battles alone. He knew we'd need each other in times of joy and heartache, and we'll talk about that incredible miracle of Godly community.
Worshiping God Together | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, September 9, 2018
Why is going to church so important to the Christian? What makes God's presence in the assembly so different from His presence in nature or the grocery store or any other location? We'll talk about that this Sunday as we kick off our Vision and Values series.
The Fear of the Lord | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, September 2, 2018
Do you have the "fear of the Lord?" Does that mean we should be terrified of Him? After all, doesn't His very word tell us to not be afraid in numerous places? Let's take a look together at God's word and three characteristics of what it means to fear the Lord, as well as what we can expect when we revere the Father in the way He is due.
Holiness: God's Standard | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, August 26, 2018
What does God mean when He says a Christian should be "holy?" Holier-than-thou? Perfectly sinless in our actions? We will look at two important ways a Christian can examine himself or herself this Sunday to see if we are living a life of purity and holiness, pleasing to God with strong spiritual senses.
Will You Answer the Call? | Pastor Andy Castillo • Sunday, August 19, 2018
God is calling you by name. He knows that He wants you—Not just someone, but you—for a larger purpose. He is inviting you to join Him in a powerful mission to a lost world. Will you answer the call? Check out Andy's incredible testimony and how he discovered three incredible ways God moves when we answer God's call.
The Power of Hospitality | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, August 12, 2018
There is incredible power when we just invite someone into our lives or homes with a welcoming heart to offer fellowship in the name of Christ, regardless of differences in beliefs, generations, status, ethnicity or anything else. Not only is it simply a kind way to offer much needed community, it is obedience that glorifies God.
Costly Love | Pastor Aaron Bolduc • Sunday, August 5, 2018
Loving someone without condition always costs something. If we examine ourselves, what will we find in terms of what love has cost us? Join us for a closer look at Philippians 2 with Pastor Aaron.
Faith & Favoritism | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, July 29, 2018
Ever think about the ways we take advantage of relationships with people to get something we want? It's fine to have a "connection," but to use people for our own benefit is completely anti-Gospel, and James issues a severe warning against it. Why is this attitude about people so harmful, and how do we avoid it or correct it if we're falling into it? The answer is the gospel of Jesus, and keeping our hearts in line with His.
Joseph: Waiting on the Lord | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, July 22, 2018
What is it you've been waiting for? Do you ever get the feeling that God has put you on the shelf? It's easy to think that He's forgotten about you and that He has left you behind. Joseph could have easily fallen into that line of thinking, and no one would blame him. So how do we remain faithful while God works out the promise and plan He has for us?
Walk by the Spirit | John Klumpp • Sunday, July 15, 2018
It seems like there's a new superhero movie being released every couple of weeks. We love to be awed by the power these heroes put on display, and even sometimes ponder what superpower we'd like to possess. As Christians, we have great power alive inside of us in the person of the Holy Spirit. We also hear the phrase, "walking in the Spirit." But what does that mean exactly, and what does that require from us?
Joseph: Faith in Action | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, July 8, 2018
What stage of your Christian growth are you in? Just like we train ourselves physically for better health, we need to endure disciplines that strengthen our spiritual stamina in order to fight the good fight of the faith, endure the struggles and temptations of this world, and build our faith and resolve. This is where God enables us to reach the destiny He has prepared for our lives and ultimately bring glory to Him. Class is in session!
Joseph: Tried and Tested | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, July 1, 2018
Can you pass the test? Tests are never easy, but in the life of a Christian, we can certainly expect them as God strengthens us and draws us into Himself. This Sunday, we continue our mini-series "The Dreamer: The Life of Joseph" with a look at two incredible trials in the life of Joseph, and how God used those trials to accomplish His purpose and bring glory to Himself with a storyline only God could devise.
Joseph: The Dreamer | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, June 24, 2018
"Here comes that dreamer," Joseph's brothers exclaimed, still bearing the sting of hearing about their young brother's dream in which they bowed to him. Joseph was given a vision that came from God, and this Sunday, we'll take a closer look at the story of Joseph, what his dream meant, and the struggles Joseph will face on the way to this vision being fulfilled.
The Power of Fatherhood | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, June 17, 2018
Dad, your job means a lot, and your presence carries a lot of weight when it comes to your family and your children. While there are many examples of fatherhood in the Bible, we will take a look at a man who sometimes gets a bad rap, and that's Jacob. We will see how, in spite of Jacob's imperfections, God still works things out according to His plan, and blesses Jacob's offspring in unfathomable ways.
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When Tradition Neglects God's Commands • Sunday, June 10, 2018
God left His commands for us in His word, in a clear and succinct way. However, churches, made of imperfect people, can often allow their own preferences and interpretations take precedent over what God has put in place for us. This legalism often has a way of driving people away from God. This Sunday, let's examine what can happen when our traditions interfere with God's commands, and how we can keep our hearts centered on following Him, and not man.
Jesus & Control | Jake Boerman • Sunday, June 3, 2018
"God is in control!" True, but occasionally this phrase is reduced to a mere platitude to remind others in their time of suffering. Do we believe it? Can we as believers acknowledge that the One we believe to be the Creator of Heaven and Earth really is sovereign over our lives? Are we willing to allow Him to be Lord? How do we do that?
PRIOR SERIES: THE KING and HIS KINGDOM: A Study of the Book of Matthew
In our series "The King and His Kingdom," we look closely at Matthew's gospel account of the life of Jesus Christ, His Kingship, and how He came to set up and rule His kingdom on Earth. Jesus is the rightful heir to the throne of our hearts, and we will see what that means each Sunday!
When You Fast | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, May 27, 2018
Psstt...Are you following God's rules? Legalism is an epidemic in the church today that seeks to superimpose our own traditions and rules over what God wrote in His word. The rules we create are disguised as holiness, but in truth do nothing to draw us into a close and loving relationship with our Savior, Jesus. This week, we'll look at how legalism can cause division and actually keep us away from God.
Christ's Power to Forgive Sin | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, May 20, 2018
"Blasphemy!" The cries of the religious leaders resounded when Christ declared His ability and authority to forgive sins. This Sunday, we will talk about Christ's main reason for coming to Earth, and what it means to us in recognition of God's holiness versus our sinfulness. Bring your burdens to the foot of the cross. Join us at 9 or 11am!
A Woman's Value in Christ | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, May 13, 2018
All people long for self-worth and purpose in life. This Sunday as the world focuses its attention on Mothers Day, we want to give a couple charges to all ladies and girls regarding the importance of how you identify yourselves. We will look at how Christ sees you, and how you can develop an identity founded His view of you. And men, this word is for you too.
Christ's Power Over Darkness | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, May 6, 2018
In our society, we tend to disregard the spiritual realm, but the truth is demons exist and they work tirelessly to wreak havoc on people. This Sunday, we will look at the real power and influence demons can exert, the power that Jesus Christ our Savior has over them, and look at a few truths we as Christians need to understand about demons.
Lasting Peace through Stormy Seas | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, April 29, 2018
Ever wonder if the things you worry about indicate a lack of faith? Maybe faith in the wrong thing? Every believer goes through seasons of worry, and this Sunday, Pastor Steve will talk about a few things we need to put our faith in and understand about our Savior so we can endure the stormy seas with peace in our hearts.
Counting the Cost | Pastor Aaron Bolduc • Sunday, April 22, 2018
Why doesn't everyone follow Jesus? Look at the incredible miracles He performed, the unfathomable power He had over sickness and death, and the message of love and salvation He brought! But there's a reason the whole world doesn't confess His Lordship...
WEATHER CANCELLATION • Sunday, April 15, 2018 • BULLETIN
On Christ's Authority | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, April 8, 2018
Who's an authority in your life? Jesus demonstrated His authority by the words of His Sermon on the Mount. We are promised His presence and His authority as well, but what does that mean? What are we able to do in Christ's authority? Listen for a few ways we can operate with His authority in our lives as believers making disciples.
Easter Sunday: Upon the Solid Rock | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, April 1, 2018
Christ is risen! We are truly excited to proclaim that joyous truth! All are welcome to Wellspring Church as we celebrate the resurrection and victory of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. This life will bring fierce storms, rising waters and dark skies, but Jesus is the Solid Rock. He is the Firm Foundation where lives made to withstand storms are built, and His salvation is for you. Come, build your house upon the Solid Rock that is Jesus!
Good Friday: To Serve and To Save | Pastor Steve Gibson • Friday, March 30, 2018
What kind of love would move God's heart to send His Son to die? What kind of love compelled the Savior Jesus to the cross? What kind of love moves us in light of the servant heart Christ had when he took our place on death's cross? The challenge to die to self is a difficult one, but Christ showed the way by His example.
The Narrow Road | Pastor Aaron Bolduc • Sunday, March 25, 2018
How can you know you're following the right way? In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says that the road is narrow, and the gate is small and few find it. Pastor Aaron will look at 4 kinds of "Christianity" that are at best dangerous, and at worst, broad roads to destruction. PLUS we'll see how to examine our hearts to see if we are believing truth.
Unanswered Requests | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, March 18, 2018
Prayer is designed by God to be the lifeblood of the believer, but there are two insidious false teachings going around that are all too common about prayer. We continue to unpack the Sermon on the Mount, and discover what Christ says about where our hearts should be when we pray.
Judging Wisely | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, March 11, 2018
"Judge not, lest ye be judged" has been overused, misconstrued and misapplied to the point where the original meaning from scripture has been all but buried. What did Jesus mean when He gave this command in His sermon on the mount in Matthew 7? What is the key ingredient in seeking to help others see there's a better way?
Do Not Worry | Pastor Aaron Bolduc • Sunday, March 4, 2018
We continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount with a topic many people deal with: Worry. How could Jesus tell us not to worry? How do we overcome anxiety and trust God with the great unknowns in our lives?
When you Pray... | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, February 25, 2018
Prayer is the lifeline for the believer. It's also one of the methods Jesus mentioned in storing up treasures in Heaven. When we pray according to the way He shows us in The Lord's Prayer, four main ideas take shape in our hearts. We will walk through these in a very uniquely designed service this coming Sunday.
Treasures in Heaven, Part Two | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, February 18, 2018
This week, we continue our look at Treasures in Heaven. We will see that the manner in which each of us stewards our gifts and callings has a direct impact on the crown we receive in glory. How are you using what God has given you??
Treasures in Heaven | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, February 11, 2018
Heaven will be an incredible place, and among the many joys we anticipate are the rewards, in addition to our eternal salvation. But how do we store up these treasures that Jesus talks about in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6?
Jesus, Our Defender | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, February 4, 2018
"An eye for an eye," we've heard it said, which is stated in the Old Testament. Vengeance and retaliation are often the first things on our minds when we've been wronged. But what does Christ tell us in Matthew 5? All of us have been wronged at some point in our lives. Do we just roll over and allow ourselves or our pride be injured?
If the Lord Wills | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, January 28, 2018
Though we may make our plans and predictions, there's only one Person who knows and holds the future. Because of this, it's not within our power to swear oaths to what we can and cannot do in the future. Join us for an eye-opening message on what we are really communicating when we say "I swear..."
Safeguarding Our Hearts | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, January 21, 2018
Among many things, the #metoo movement has served to drag the issue of sexual immorality, lust, pornography and infidelity out of the shadows and into the spotlight. As we follow along Christ's sermon on the mount, He teaches about these issues, and in this message, we'll talk about safeguarding our heart so that we honor God mind, body and soul, and don't fall prey to sexual sin.
Overcoming Infectious Anger | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, January 14, 2018
As we go through life being humans, we're going to mess up. People are going to fail us and let us down too. But did you know that holding hateful anger in your heart toward another person is akin to murder in God's eyes? This type of heart attitude can even put up barriers in our relationship with Him. Listen, hear what it takes to identify and overcome a heart of anger, and witness Christ's call for reconciliation.
Salt of the Earth, Light of the World | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, January 7, 2018
Jesus said believers were "salt" and "light." In the physical world, we know that both salt and light have incredible effects on their environments. But how do these metaphors Christ uses empower us? This Sunday, come and listen and understand how you can act as salt and light, by God's grace and power, by going out and bringing Godly influence into an unbelieving world.
New Year's Eve Devotion | Pastor Aaron Bolduc • Sunday, December 31, 2017
Pastor Aaron provides a time of devotion and prayer, giving God thanks and remembering the year past, while trusting Him with the coming year ahead.
How to Have a Happy New Year | Pastor Aaron Bolduc • Sunday, December 31, 2017
"Happy New Year!" The calendar hasn't yet turned and we're already hearing the sentiment. But what does it take to truly be happy? How do we have a happy new year, and beyond? Hit the reset button as we talk through the remaining beatitudes, several heart attitudes Jesus describes in Matthew 5 for true happiness. This Sunday Morning at 9 and 11! We've got a seat for you!
Our Response to the Gift of Jesus | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, December 24, 2017
Christmas is that incredible time in which we communicate our love for each other with the giving of gifts to each other, a tradition which echoes the gift God gave to us 2000 years ago when He sent His Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior! God delights in giving us gifts, but also when we turn and give back to Him. This Christmas Eve morning, we will look at two very special gifts we can give to Him.
God's Design for True Happiness | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, December 17, 2017
Does the Bible guarantee an inherent right to be happy? Does the Bible declare that we have the right to pursue happiness? How does our happiness bring glory and honor to God? In this sermon, we begin our study of the Sermon on the Mount, starting with the Beatitudes in chapter 5.
Christ and the New Covenant | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, December 10, 2017
With Christ coming to Earth and preaching a new covenant of the Spirit, many people of His time had difficulty reconciling the law with what He taught. Even now with the Old Testament and New Testament complete, we can struggle with this question: Are you living in rules and regulation, or in Spirit transformation?
Come, Follow Me! | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, December 3, 2017
Everyone wonders about their calling in life. We ask God, "Lord, what do you want from us? Why am I in this situation I'm in right now?" Whether God has us where He wants us now or will come for us in the future, one thing is certain: We were created for purpose—to accomplish and do things; to attain something larger and more significant than ourselves. In this sermon, Pastor Steve examines how Christ demonstrates calling and obedience.
Piercing the Darkness | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, November 26, 2017
In the last couple weeks, we've discussed that there is a spiritual war against darkness of this world. Thank God He's given us a weapon able push back and overcome that darkness...His Word. No surprise that the devil wants to keep us distracted and out of scripture. Listen and see how we can overcome the devil's schemes and push back against the darkness.
Victory over Temptation | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, November 19, 2107
Does God tempt us to sin? Is it a sin to be tempted? We will walk with Jesus through His temptation in the desert, and from His example, learn how God can use temptation and testing in our lives. We will also hear three distinct ways the devil tempts us and how to identify and counteract them.
The Gift of the Holy Spirit | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, November 12, 2017
The person of the Holy Spirit is a gift to us at the moment of our salvation. You may be wondering what the Holy Spirit accomplishes in our lives, and the answer is many incredible things! Listen in to see how the Holy Spirit empowers us to live Godly lives and win the spiritual battles we face in our lives each day!
The Kingdom Is Near | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, November 5, 2017
Repentance is a gift God gives us to restore a right relationship with Him. With the change of heart and mind that comes with repentance, we take the crown off our own heads and place it rightfully on the head of Jesus Christ our King. What will you choose? Listen and discover how there's new life in repentance.
Our Guaranteed Victory | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, October 29, 2017
God has a call and a purpose for each of His children, and He will use that calling for His own glory. Even though we trust Him and His will, the journey can be difficult. But we can take heart, as John 16:33 says, because Jesus has overcome this world. How do we claim that guaranteed victory as believers?
Hearing the Voice of God | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, October 22, 2017
God is constantly willing to communicate with us, His creation. But are we always in a place to receive it? If you've never heard the voice of God calling out to you, here are three principles of readiness we need to have to be able to listen for and discern His voice.
The King and His Kingdom | Pastor Steve Gibson • Sunday, October 15, 2017
Through Jesus, a new kingdom has been set up. Each of us choose the kingdom in which we will live and serve. Will you crown Jesus, the rightful heir to the throne of your heart, as king of your life?