The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

Feb 7 Taking Initiative for One Another / 1 Peter 3:1-7

Brad Bell

How should believers handle marriage? Peter talks about submission, a topic people don’t like to talk about much, but since the Bible goes there, we must go there too. So what does submission in a marriage look like? Because it might not be what you think. It’s not about superior and inferior. It’s… More

Jan 31 Submission in a Hostile World / 1 Peter 2:11-25

Shea Sumlin

Thus far in this letter, Peter has shown us how the gospel drives our vertical identity as Christians, set apart by God, living distinctly as aliens and exiles in a hostile world. But the question that comes next is, how does that same gospel play itself out horizontally in our engagement of that… More

Jan 24 A People for God’s Own Possession / 1 Peter 2:1-10

Brad Bell

What does it look like to be a faith community that is surrounded by those who are opposed to the things of God? If our hearts have been made pure, we ought to submit to a higher standard, a different way of living. As a community, we ought to reflect the love of God as we walk with each other… More

Jan 17 Grace-Empowered Holiness / 1 Peter 1:13-25

Shea Sumlin

Writing to Christians who find themselves exiles and aliens suffering for Christ in this present world, Peter has encouraged us to stand firm in the grace provided for us through the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this text, Peter now shows how the grace that helps sustain us through suffering and… More

Jan 10 Patient Endurance / 1 Peter 1:3-12

Brad Bell

Jesus did not come to earth to make things easy for Christians. As followers of Christ, we aren’t promised comfort; we’re promised persecution. But it is our perseverance and endurance through hardship that authenticates our faith. When we patiently endure hardship, we point to Jesus in a profound… More

Jan 3 Introduction to 1 Peter / 1 Peter 1:1-2

PJ Lewis

Suffering is a part of life. Whether it's connected to where we live or work, or who we live or work with, there will be hard times. But it’s not random or without purpose. Even times of suffering at the hands of others have meaning for those who place their faith in Jesus, and perhaps God… More

Dec 27 2015 This Is a Church / Hebrews 10:21-25 / Acts 2:42-47 / Ephesians 2:8-10

Brad Bell

At its very foundation, the purpose of a church is to train and equip people to be and make disciples. So as the people of God, we’re going to pray, enjoy communion, worship the Lord, serve, proclaim Christ and encourage one another. That’s what Christians are called to do. We are called to assemble… More

Dec 20 2015 The Word Made Flesh / John 1:1-5,14-18

Chris Schultz

The Gospel of John begins very differently from the other Gospel accounts. While Matthew and Luke start with the nativity scene, John sets the cosmos as his backdrop: "In the beginning." Like the opening sequence to Star Wars, John includes a prologue, which is designed to set up the rest of his… More

Dec 13 2015 Preparing for an Advent / 1 Peter 1:10-12 / Hebrews 9:28

Shea Sumlin

The Christmas season is upon us, and like so many in our culture, these weeks leading up to Christmas can come with a frantic pace, and if we're not careful allow the affections of our heart to drift away from Christ and onto lesser things. Historically speaking, the church has sought to redeem… More

Dec 6 2015 What Does the Lord Require? / Micah 6:1-8

Jerrod Rumley

In a time when life was rough, Micah had a message for the people of God. The enemy was at the gate. Assyria was knocking on the door of the northern kingdom to eradicate them and scatter them over the lands, and the legal defense for what the Lord required from His people was given. What God asked… More