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During January 2013 Pastor Mike Preston preached a sermon series title Redigging the Wells. He first identified the wells, then he spoke of the tools we would need to dig them and finally he spoke on blockages that could stop the digging. The following is an excerpt from his first message. In Genesis 26:17-18 we read So Isaac moved away to the Gerar Valley, where he set up their tents and settled down. He reopened the wells his father had dug, which the Philistines had filled in after Abraham’s death. Isaac also restored the names Abraham had given them. The same wells, the same water supply, the same names. How many know that God is a creative

God who likes to do things differ- ently and not always the same. I was thinking about this and how God needs to meet the needs of this generation through this church. The ways we did things in the past may not be effective today as they were say 25 years ago. The message friends never changes, it is still the message of the gospel. But the way we present it often has to change in order to capture the attention of this generation otherwise we miss it. I believe that the wells that have been dug deep in this place, in this church, in this town, are the same wells, they have the same names but when the Holy Spirit begins to move and flow it may be done


differently this time although the message will be just as powerful and peoples lives will be impacted. When I was on holiday recently I was praying about these wells, these core ministries that we need to redig and redevelop and find depth in them again, to see the Holy Spirit move on them again. I felt the Holy Spirit prompt me on 5 wells, 5 ministries that we need to redig:

 Children  Music  Community  Missions  Training

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