The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

May 22 Patience for All to Repent / 2 Peter 3:1-10

PJ Lewis

It is the relentless love God has for people that brings out another of His characteristics: His relentless nature to punish. This may not be talked about often, but the Bible paints a picture over and over again of a God who patiently waits for the ungodly to repent. Perhaps the challenge for us is… More

May 15 The Importance of the Scriptures / 2 Peter 2:10-22

Brad Bell

The Scriptures are so important that Peter continues to speak on the Word of God by way of reminder. He paints a picture of what the lives of people look like when they are not in His Word, of people who experience salvation but then end up back in their old life, enslaved by their old ways of life… More

May 8 Why Read the Bible? / 2 Peter 1:20-2:10

PJ Lewis

The Bible. Almost all of us have at least one. But do we really know what we have? The words of God. The Bible is the source of direction and authority from God for life and for living, but there are people who disagree and believe there are other sources of truth and/or the Bible is untrue. The… More

May 1 A Promise Made Sure / 2 Peter 1:12-19

Shea Sumlin

After spending the first 11 verses of this letter explaining the beauty and power of the gospel to save us, sustain us and sanctify us, Peter takes the time to explain why he's been so diligent to remind us of these promises over and over again. As he was an eyewitness of the full manifestation of… More

Apr 24 The Joy of Obedience / 2 Peter 1:5-11

Brad Bell

Peter calls his audience to actively participate in their salvation and sanctification in response to what God has already done. He is speaking to believers who have forgotten God has set them free from their old life. They have forgotten the purification from their sins, and so they are… More

Apr 17 Everything We Need / 2 Peter 1:1-4

Shea Sumlin

With only months, if not weeks, before his impending execution under the emperor Nero, the Apostle Peter writes for a second and final time to Christians scattered all over Asia Minor. Whereas in Peter's first letter he sought to encourage these believers concerning the grace Christ has provided… More

Apr 10 The True Grace of God / 1 Peter 5:8-14

PJ Lewis

Some have asked, “How can a loving God allow suffering?” What if the answer is, “Because He is a loving God”? As Peter wraps up this letter, he reminds his readers of the true grace of God. True grace is not the absence of suffering. As odd as it may seem, true grace includes the presence of… More

Apr 3 The Biblical Role of Elder / 1 Peter 5:1-7

Brad Bell

The church was never meant to be a hierarchy. The beauty of the church is that it is led by Jesus Christ, driven by the Holy Spirit and shepherded by godly servant leaders, also known as elders. That’s the structure of the church, by God’s design. Just as Jesus was a servant to others, elders are… More

Mar 27 The Good News of Easter / Ephesians 2:1-10

Shea Sumlin

Easter is ultimately about the greatest news that has ever occurred in the history of man. The Bible sums up this news in one word: gospel. Unfortunately, with all the cultural trappings of Easter, the term gospel has become muddy. Someone once even went so far as to say the gospel has been smurfed… More

Mar 20 A Theology of Suffering / 1 Peter 4:12-19

Shea Sumlin

As Christians in the West, the idea of being persecuted for our faith – especially to the point of death – can seem very foreign. Even for believers in the first century, it was hard to face the reality that identifying yourself with Jesus Christ might cost you everything. Yet in the face of those… More