The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

Jul 6 The Unlikely: Jephthah / Judges 11:1-12:7

Shea Sumlin

Jephthah was the illegitimate son of a prostitute mother and adulterous father. He was despised and rejected by his half-brothers, stripped from his rightful inheritance, and forced out of his home and onto the streets, where he would eventually join a gang and commit to a life of crime and… More

Jun 29 The Unlikely: Ehud / Judges 3:12-30

PJ Lewis

Ehud was a judge who was "left-handed." The Hebrew phrase for this is "weak or restricted in the right hand," which seems to communicate what Ehud couldn't do well rather than what God was able to do with him. He was physically different than most people and possibly disabled. This week we take a… More

Jun 22 The Unlikely: Othniel / Judges 3:7-11

Brad Bell

Othniel, whose name means “Lion of God,” was the only Judge with no inherent flaws spoken about him, and he was at least 60 years old when God raised him up to be a Judge. Though he was an unlikely Judge due to his age, he had seen God’s faithfulness over the years. Through his short story, we learn… More

Jun 15 The Unlikely: The Cycle / Judges 1:1-3:6

Brad Bell

After 430 years immersed in the paganism of Egypt, the people of God were finally delivered from their bondage. It was relatively easy getting the people out of Egypt; the hard work would be getting Egypt out of the people. For nearly four decades they wandered through the deserts of the Sinai… More

Jun 1 Love First Love: Remember, Repent, Do / Ephesians 6:21-24 / Revelation 2:1-7

Brad Bell

From the foundational realities of what God has done in us to the outworking of that love working through us, God has prepared us to be an influence for Him in a dark world. However, the book of Ephesians concludes, and we are left to wonder how the story ends. The church had been influenced greatly… More

May 25 Love First Love: Stand Firm / Ephesians 6:10-20

Brad Bell

As followers of Jesus Christ we must recognize that we are at war. Though no one wants to admit the reality, war is upon us, and this battle is not fought with assault rifles or drones, but with the spiritual forces of the heavenly places. Believers must put on the armor God has provided for them to… More

May 18 Love First Love: Be Subject / Ephesians 5:22-6:9

Brad Bell

The key to understanding these verses is to recognize them within a broader context. We are called to be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. But what does being subject truly look like in our homes? Paul gives three relationship examples to bring clarity to the mutual submission in… More

May 11 Love First Love: Be Filled / Ephesians 5:15-21

Brad Bell

Why doesn’t God take us out of this world when we place our faith in Christ? Because the God of the universe has a plan for His people. It's time for the church to wake up and see what God is doing. We are clipping through the days unaware of the opportunities and oblivious to the needs of those… More

May 4 Love First Love: Walking in Love and Light / Ephesians 5:1-14

Shea Sumlin

In this passage the Apostle Paul continues helping Christians understand the process by which the gospel transforms our minds, hearts and affections in Christ. Paul exhorts believers to guard against both moral and missional drift by turning away from darkness and walking in the light of the gospel… More

Apr 27 Love First Love: The New Way to Live / Ephesians 4:17-32

Brad Bell

Paul uses these verses to help draw a contrast between the people of the world and the people of God. For those who are in Christ, a life lived in the flesh is not an option. We have not learned Christ in this way. Our lives should be marked by a clear distinction from the unbelieving world. We are… More