The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

Apr 16 By the Blood of the Lamb / Exodus 11:1-12:32

Brad Bell

God could have chosen to redeem the Israelites any way He wanted, but he used 10 plagues, each specifically geared to confront and essentially dethrone an Egyptian deity. The final plague was the death of all the firstborn in the land, and the only way death would pass over them is if they offered… More

Apr 9 Grace Before Judgment / Exodus 7:1-10:29

Brad Bell

Over and over in this passage, God encouraged Pharaoh to repent, and each time he refused, bringing decimation to all of Egypt. May we learn the lessons of Pharaoh without paying the price he did. Let’s not harden our hearts and reject God’s grace. Rather, may we respond to the gospel and the… More

Mar 26 Our Covenant-Keeping God / Exodus 6:1-30

Shea Sumlin

On the heels of a perceived backfire in chapter 5, Moses and the Israelites quickly fall into despair that God's plan for rescue and redemption had failed. We come to learn in chapter 6 that the reason for their disbelief and disappointment was based on a misunderstanding of who God is. They… More

Mar 19 From Bad to Worse / Exodus 5:1-23

Mike Slayden

God wanted to teach Moses humility, obedience and dependence. After being in the wilderness for 40 years, it is apparent Moses has learned humility, and in saying what God told him to say to Pharaoh, it appears he had also learned obedience. But was he dependent? Pharaoh increased the work and… More

Mar 12 Godly People in an Ungodly World / Jeremiah 29:1-14

Brad Bell

How do followers of God, surrounded by paganism, enter into their community to influence and shape it? We’ll look at how the Jews did just that in Babylon, and what it could look like in our context if we truly believe God strategically places us where we are so we would take initiative to seek the… More

Mar 5 Living Out God’s Calling / Exodus 2:23-4:31

Brad Bell

When Moses was in the wilderness, he likely felt like he had been forsaken. Yet he was right were God wanted him to be. Even in the wilderness, God was with Moses, working in his life. Through his fear and insecurity, Moses learns obedience and dependence on God, who was preparing him for his… More

Feb 26 Learning Humility in the Wilderness / Exodus 2:11-22

Shea Sumlin

At the age of 40, Moses was at the peak of his leadership ability. On paper, he seemed to fulfill every human requirement we would expect in a true deliverer. But he was lacking the one thing needed to bring about Israel's redemption: God. So God, in His grace, leads Moses out on a painful 40-year… More

Feb 19 God Is Still Good / Exodus 2:1-10

Brad Bell

God chose to wait 430 years to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. Could He have delivered them on the first day? Yes. But He chose not to. So where was God in the calamity – the slavery and infanticide of the male babies being thrown into the river? He was there, in the midst of it all. Even in… More

Feb 12 This Is Our Story / Exodus 1:1-22

Mike Slayden

Why does God allow suffering? Where is He in the midst of difficulty? The Israelites wondered the same things as they encountered the slavery and genocide. The book of Exodus shows us a bigger picture of a God who loves His people through their struggles and redeems them from the slavery they faced… More

Feb 5 Praying for Those in Authority / 1 Timothy 2:1-6

Mark Snee

Oftentimes, the church is known for being against political leaders or authority figures we disagree with. Our natural tendency is to revert to complaining and arguing about how wrong they are. But the Bible teaches a different way. So how do we live godly lives in a polarizing political climate? More