The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

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

Mar 13 Serve Fresno Celebration 2016

DJ Criner

We had the honor of having DJ Criner from Saint Rest Baptist Church give the message at our joint Serve Fresno Celebration Service at the Fresno Fairgrounds. John 13:34-35 How will people know you are a disciple? The Bible makes it pretty clear. They will know by your love for others. Love makes… More

Mar 6 Love God and Love Others / Matthew 22:34-40

Brad Bell

When speaking with the Pharisees, Jesus says the most important commandment is to love the Lord with everything – with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. But He doesn’t stop there. He also says to love your neighbor. And they didn’t respond well to the second part. We’re probably more… More

Feb 28 Get Your Head in the Game / 1 Peter 4:7-11

Rick Taylor

In this passage, Peter says the time we have here is short. The clock is ticking, and we need to get our heads in the game, run with our hearts, and use our gifts to serve and love others – all so the world can see God more clearly for who He really is. More