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Jan 12 2012 Where Is God?

Brad Bell

I'll never forget the phone call. It was late one night and I was getting ready for bed. The phone rang, which was strange at this hour, but I answered. On the other end was my friend in tears. He said that his son was at Children's Hospital and wasn't doing well. He asked if I would pray for his… More

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Jan 4 2012 Thoughts from the Study

Brad Bell

Here is a brief behind-the-scenes look at teaching and preaching. In many ways, the process of message prep and sermon creation is a mess filled with stumbling blocks and surprises. A communicator has to wrestle with the text, wrestle with themselves, and then consider the implications on those who… More

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Jan 1 2012 Why Most New Year's Resolutions Crash and Burn Before Easter

Brad Bell

Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly. - Proverbs 26:11 Have you ever noticed our tendency to do the same thing over and over again and yet never truly accomplish different results? We are indeed creatures of habit. We will perform rituals and routines that have no… More

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Dec 28 2011 New Year's Reflections

Greg Zuffelato

Each year we are faced with the same inescapable reality…the New Year. For some it is just another day, another season and making a big deal out of is unwarranted. However, for many this season brings about self-reflection that causes anxiety and depression from missed expectations, broken… More

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Dec 21 2011 The Journey To Jesus

Chris Schultz

I love to go on journeys. The very idea of heading on an adventurous trip to a far away place and all the unique and amazing experiences that come with it gets my juices flowing. If its somewhere I’ve never been then that’s even better. During my college years, I would often jump into my Mazda B5200… More

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Dec 12 2011 The New Poor of Fresno

Time Magazine

Time Magazine just released a short video called The New Poor of Fresno. Much of the footage was taken from around the Susan B. Anthony community where The Well has been doing ministry for years. As we consider the state of our city we must ask how the Gospel and Jesus would have us engage? More

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Dec 1 2011 Cluttered

Melissa Danisi

Clutter: to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner. Last week I had many things on my to-do list: finish Academy homework, finish my book, work on my paintings, craft, study, pray, rest, sit. Instead, Sunday came around and I had done none of it! Now for some of you, that’s not a big… More

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Nov 29 2011 Advent Devotionals

Andrew Feil

As Christmas time is now upon us, we thought it might be helpful to give you a couple of options of how to celebrate and remember Christ this Christmas season. Attached you will see two different devotionals. Instead of being lead by the marketing and culture of Christmas, we as Christians can help… More

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Nov 20 2011 Mission Christmas Guide

Spiritual Formation Team

As we enter the Christmas season we wanted to give your Life Group a guide that would help you deal with the season. This guide will walk through how materialism holds us back from Jesus and being totally his. Living in His kingdom allows us to be an intentional blessing to others. Enjoy! More

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Nov 18 2011 Where is our Identity?

Sarah Welles

The Spiritual Formation team has the privilege every Tuesday of speaking to the Residency class. We have slowly been walking through The Anatomy of a Disciple and the past couple weeks we have been talking about being morally discerning. Of course my black and white, rule-loving brain thought… More

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