The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

Mar 25 2018 Live in Light of Who You Are / 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Mike Slayden

In this text, the parenting side of Paul comes out as he calls the Thessalonians to live in light of who they are. He gives 17 imperative commands, and while on a bad day it can seem like moralism, what he’s trying to do is help them learn to walk in the Spirit as they allow the Spirit to transform… More

Mar 18 2018 Hope in Death, Sobriety in Life / 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

Shea Sumlin

Due to a lack of understanding in their eschatology, the Thessalonians were discouraged and possibly even immobilized in their faith as additional grief set in after the death of one or more of their members. Paul educates them on the mission of believers who are still on earth as well as the… More

Mar 11 2018 God’s Will for Your Life / 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Josh Hawley

Many of us often ask, "What is God's will for my life?" This passage lays out God's will for us very clearly: that we become more like Christ in our attitudes and actions through a lifetime process of growth called sanctification. More

Mar 4 2018 State of the Church 2018

Brad Bell

We have some exciting news for you. Find out how God has been moving and where He is leading us next, at State of the Church. More

Feb 25 2018 The Heart of a Shepherd / 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13

Shea Sumlin

For a very young church that was experiencing tremendous hardship and suffering, the Apostle Paul takes on the heart of a spiritual father, and uses this portion of his letter to express some of the most beautiful sentiments of love and concern found in Scripture. In this message we'll investigate… More

Feb 18 2018 Prepared to Suffer / 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

Brad Bell

The Thessalonians were experiencing difficult times, but Paul told them to stand firm. The Word of God they had received and accepted had been preparing them to endure suffering. If we wait until suffering comes, it’s already too late. But if we let the Word of God sink deeply into our lives in… More

Feb 11 2018 Gospel Leadership / 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Brad Bell

In this passage, Paul is defending himself and his ministry against accusations being made of him, and he responds by saying he cares so deeply for the people of Thessalonica that he went there personally to share the gospel with them. He loved them, and all he wanted was for them to know about… More

Feb 4 2018 Faith That Changes the World / 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

Mike Cirricione

What if God had a bigger plan for our salvation than we knew? What if it weren't only about changing us or our eternal state? What if God meant for our salvation to be a tool that changes the world? In the opening section of his letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul affirms the people for their… More

Jan 28 2018 The Church at Thessalonica / 1 Thessalonians 1:1 / Acts 17

Mike Slayden

The church at Thessalonica was persecuted from the very beginning. Paul traveled there with Silas and Timothy on his second missionary journey, and Jews and Greeks, men and women, responded to the gospel. But it didn’t take long before some jealous Jews formed a mob and ran Paul out of the city… More

Jan 21 2018 Disciples and Discipline / Hebrews 12 / Matthew 18 / 1 Corinthians 5

Brad Bell

When a church is operating in health, broken Christians are honest about their brokenness, and their hearts are soft and open to the things of God, it is a beautiful thing. However, when an individual’s heart hardens and they choose to pursue sin, what is our responsibility as active members of the… More