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Feb 27 2012 "Am I Really a Christian?"

Posted by Jerrod Rumley

If we are really honest with ourselves as Christians, there comes a point when we ask ourself this question, "Am I Really a Christian?" Historically, when this question has come up in my own life, I have found I am usually wrestling with some profound experience or I am feeling the shame and guilt… More

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Feb 27 2012 Is God Loving or Wrathful?

Posted by Dave Obwald

For me growing up the idea that God could both love all people (John 3:16) (1 John 4:16) and that He also shows wrath toward them (Hebrews 12:28-29) was a really hard concept for me to grasp. So I think functionally I saw Him as having a split personality. In my mind he was either a loving teddy… More

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Feb 27 2012 Stay Connected

Posted by Melissa Danisi

Friends . . . there is a disease among us. One that lures us in for the moment, but leaves us weary and unfulfilled by days end. The Disease: Busyness.Hurry!Rush!Go! The symptoms: weariness, discouragement, bitterness, anger, discontentment, distress, unhappiness, ingratitude. We are too busy to… More

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Feb 16 2012 Raising City Awareness

Posted by Andrew Feil

How do we grow in our desire to be missional? As we talk about living our lives on the outter ring of the Anatomy of a Disciple there is often a lot of confusion and frustration about what the journey to a more missional life looks like. What we are beginning to understand is that as we join God on… More

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Feb 15 2012 Thoughts from the Study - 1Cor 6

Posted by Brad Bell

Honestly, what on earth do lawsuits have to do with Sexual Immorality? Why would Paul talk about immorality and the lack of church discipline in Chapter 5 and then go back to immorality and what we need to do with it in Chapter 6? Unless of course, Chapter 6:1-8 connects to Chapter 5. That it… More

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Feb 14 2012 Conflict Cycle

Posted by Dave Obwald

We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. - 1 John 4:19-21… More

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Feb 13 2012 Does God Really Care About Love and Sex?

Posted by Brad Bell

Love! It is intoxicating, alluring, anticipated, and intensely misunderstood. Yet these passions and desires are clearly seen in all of us. So where is God in all of this? Has God spoken into these deeply rooted desires in us, or has He left us to figure it out on our own? Fortunately, God has… More

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Feb 10 2012 What is Love?

Posted by Chris Schultz

What is Love? Tis the question we often ask as we enter the month of February and remember that Valentine’s Day is peering around the corner. Retail stores are filled with isles of cheap chocolates made with oils and lard, overpriced sentimental cards by Hallmark, and a variety of flowers that will… More

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Feb 8 2012 Thoughts from the Study - 1Cor 5:2-13

Posted by PJ Lewis

The Well could be accused of many things, but never of backing off from difficult subjects that are taught in the Scriptures. In the past few weeks we have dealt with the depths of sexual immorality, the need for restorative conversations, and the hard call of living out a Biblical model of Church… More

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Feb 8 2012 Storyteller Chronicles Coming to The Well

Posted by Mary Van Aalsburg

Storyteller Chronicles is coming to The Well! Good fun and a GREAT message for children of all ages and their families. (That means you, too, Mom & Dad!) Friday, February 24 7:00pm-8:30pm North Campus Doors open at 6:30pm You and your family will go on a fantastic journey and see the Gospel of Jesus… More

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