The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

Nov 23 Suffering and the Sovereignty of God / Romans 8:16-39

Shea Sumlin

Throughout our study of Romans we've seen how the gospel has saved us from the penalty of sin and how it's currently saving us from the power of sin. But what about the very presence of sin that so easily entangles us and has brought about much suffering in this world? Is there a day coming when the… More

Nov 16 The Engine of the Spiritual Life / Romans 8:1-15

Brad Bell

Our salvation was originated by God. Our sanctification is divinely produced as well. Yet too many Christians are trying to live their lives by human effort and self-motivation. Unfortunately these are ineffective agents for life change. Thankfully, upon placing our faith in Jesus Christ we are… More

Nov 9 The Frustration of Trying to Follow God's Laws on Our Own / Romans 7:1-8:2

PJ Lewis

If we are "good" Christians, we try hard to not sin. We try to find out what God wants us to do, and then we try really hard to follow His laws. And yet so many of us, no matter how determined, continue to fail. What's wrong? Are we missing something? The answer is probably yes, but it may surprise… More

Nov 2 What Benefit Do We Derive From Sin? / Romans 6:15-23

PJ Lewis

As believers, we are no longer slaves of sin. But knowing and even believing that will do us no good until or unless we come to a place in our lives where we don't want to live a life of sin anymore. We no longer sin because we have to, but some of us continue to sin because, if we are honest, we… More

Oct 26 A New Pattern / Romans 6:1-14

Brad Bell

How can we who died to sin still live in it? In this passage, Paul is not speaking to the influence or presence of sin but rather the mastery and obligation to sin. The beauty of the gospel is that it both saves and sanctifies. We are brought to faith in Christ by the power of the gospel in our… More

Oct 19 The Benefits of Justification by Faith / Romans 5:1-21

Brad Bell

The first several chapters of Romans remind us that we are dead in our transgressions and sins. It ruthlessly points out the depth of our depravity and steadily reminds us that without faith in Jesus Christ we have no hope for salvation. But as the book continues, the hope in the gospel unfolds… More

Oct 12 Faith in Christ Alone / Romans 4:1-25

Brad Bell

Justification by faith is a crucial theological truth packed full of real life implications. Based on the finished work of Jesus Christ we are declared righteous. And this is all accomplished by faith. But what is faith? Scripture reminds us, "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the… More

Oct 5 Justified by Faith / Romans 3:21-31

Shea Sumlin

After three-and-a-half chapters of walking us through the doctrine of total depravity, and proving man's inability to make himself righteous before a holy God and escape the condemnation we fully deserve, the Apostle Paul shows us exactly how it is God saves us. This portion of Scripture is the… More

Sep 28 No, Seriously, Total Depravity / Romans 2:1-3:20

PJ Lewis

Apart from faith in Jesus, nothing can make us right in God's sight. We have all sinned and there is nothing we can do to fix the problem we have. No law, not even God's Law, can change our flawed hearts. No good deed can make up for the sin in our lives. Nothing about us is right. Nothing. The… More

Sep 21 Total Depravity / Romans 1:18-32

Brad Bell

As you consider sharing the gospel with someone you love, where do you begin? Many people naturally go to "God loves you" or "God has a wonderful plan for your life." Though certainly true, Romans begins the explanation of the gospel at the heart of depravity. Paul draws attention to what a society… More