The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

Dec 14 Sovereignty, Responsibility and Our Faithful God / Romans 11:1-36

Brad Bell

In the early pages of the Bible God promises to Abraham and his descendants that He would give them land, seed and blessing. In this promise hangs the faithfulness of God. If God is truly a promise-keeping God then we must anticipate a fulfillment of these things one day. Yet the church is a… More

Dec 7 Beautiful Feet / Romans 10:1-21

Shea Sumlin

On the heels of Romans 9, where the Apostle Paul showed us an exalted view of the sovereign mercy of God in our salvation, Paul now shifts gears in chapter 10 to our responsibility as God's chosen instruments for delivering the message of that salvation to the world around us. In doing so, Paul also… More

Nov 30 God’s Sovereign Choice / Romans 9:1-33

Brad Bell

Did God choose you or did you choose God? The answer is a frustrating yes. The Bible seems to teach both sides of this conundrum and does not apologize for the perceived contradiction. Depending on the text of Scripture we explore, the issue can be articulated from both sides. Our responsibility as… More

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