A More Christlike Way: Radical Self-Giving and Radical Hospitality

The Well fall all-church study this year is a book entitled A More Christlike Way: A More Beautiful Faith.

Author Brad Jersak deconstructs four counterfeit ways and then explores seven facets of the Jesus Way. From the book description: “Christ’s radical revelation of true humanity beckons us, ‘Would you be human? Take up your cross and follow me.'”

For six weeks, the sermons and a brand new Online Connect Group will coincide, as we discuss A More Christlike Way.

To participate:

Purchase your copy of A More Christlike Way, by Brad Jersak, wherever books are sold.
Join the new Online Connect Group here.
Beginning September 12, hear weekly sermons based on the book, and discuss your reading in the Online Connect Group.

Reading Schedule

Sermons begin September 12, and the Online Connect Group begins Wednesday September 15.

Ex. On September 12, you will hear a sermon on Week One- “Read this First!” and Chapters 1-3, then you read those portions for yourself, then you will discuss your reading at the Online Connect Group on September 15.

Week One (week of Sept. 12)- “Read this First!” and Chapters 1-3
Week Two (week of Sept. 19)- Counterfeits 1-4
Week Three (week of Sept. 26)- Facets 1 and 2
Week Four (week of Oct. 3)- Facets 3 and 4
Week Five (week of Oct. 10)- Facets 5 and 6
Week Six (week of Oct. 17)- Facet 7 and “Finale”

A More Christlike Way: The Ugly Side of Christianity

The Well fall all-church study this year is a book entitled A More Christlike Way: A More Beautiful Faith.

Author Brad Jersak deconstructs four counterfeit ways and then explores seven facets of the Jesus Way. From the book description: “Christ’s radical revelation of true humanity beckons us, ‘Would you be human? Take up your cross and follow me.'”

For six weeks, the sermons and a brand new Online Connect Group will coincide, as we discuss A More Christlike Way.

To participate:

Purchase your copy of A More Christlike Way, by Brad Jersak, wherever books are sold.
Join the new Online Connect Group here.
Beginning September 12, hear weekly sermons based on the book, and discuss your reading in the Online Connect Group.

Reading Schedule

Sermons begin September 12, and the Online Connect Group begins Wednesday September 15.

Ex. On September 12, you will hear a sermon on Week One- “Read this First!” and Chapters 1-3, then you read those portions for yourself, then you will discuss your reading at the Online Connect Group on September 15.

Week One (week of Sept. 12)- “Read this First!” and Chapters 1-3
Week Two (week of Sept. 19)- Counterfeits 1-4
Week Three (week of Sept. 26)- Facets 1 and 2
Week Four (week of Oct. 3)- Facets 3 and 4
Week Five (week of Oct. 10)- Facets 5 and 6
Week Six (week of Oct. 17)- Facet 7 and “Finale”

Vintage Jesus: “Nationalist Jesus” vs. The Good Samaritan

It seems there are many versions of Jesus now.

Some people are using Jesus to support their own materialism, prejudices, and political agendas. Projecting their own views onto Jesus and distorting Christianity to fit their own narrative, it is as though some are creating Jesus in their own image.

In this series we want to discover the authentic Jesus we encounter in the Gospels by exploring some of His most famous parables. Parables are short stories that illustrate a spiritual point, and parables are one of Jesus’ most common teaching devices.

If you want to follow the actual Jesus we encounter in the Gospels, join us for this series on parables, Vintage Jesus: Spotting the Authentic Jesus in A World of Newly Invented Fakes.

Sermon Schedule
August 1- “Militant Jesus” vs. The Prodigal Son
August 8- “Prosperity Gospel Jesus” vs. The Rich Man and Lazarus
August 15- “Anti-Outsider Jesus” vs. The Great Banquet
August 22- “Nice Guy Jesus” vs. The Barren Fig Tree
August 29- “Political Party Jesus” vs. The Mustard Seed
September 5- “Nationalist Jesus” vs. The Good Samaritan

Join us as we explore some of His most famous parables so that we can spot the authentic Jesus in a world of fakes.

Vintage Jesus: “Political Party Jesus” vs. The Mustard Seed

It seems there are many versions of Jesus now.

Some people are using Jesus to support their own materialism, prejudices, and political agendas. Projecting their own views onto Jesus and distorting Christianity to fit their own narrative, it is as though some are creating Jesus in their own image.

In this series we want to discover the authentic Jesus we encounter in the Gospels by exploring some of His most famous parables. Parables are short stories that illustrate a spiritual point, and parables are one of Jesus’ most common teaching devices.

If you want to follow the actual Jesus we encounter in the Gospels, join us for this series on parables, Vintage Jesus: Spotting the Authentic Jesus in A World of Newly Invented Fakes.

Sermon Schedule
August 1- “Militant Jesus” vs. The Prodigal Son
August 8- “Prosperity Gospel Jesus” vs. The Rich Man and Lazarus
August 15- “Anti-Outsider Jesus” vs. The Great Banquet
August 22- “Nice Guy Jesus” vs. The Barren Fig Tree
August 29- “Political Party Jesus” vs. The Mustard Seed
September 5- “Nationalist Jesus” vs. The Good Samaritan

Join us as we explore some of His most famous parables so that we can spot the authentic Jesus in a world of fakes.

Vintage Jesus: “Anti Outsider Jesus” vs. The Great Banquet

It seems there are many versions of Jesus now.

Some people are using Jesus to support their own materialism, prejudices, and political agendas. Projecting their own views onto Jesus and distorting Christianity to fit their own narrative, it is as though some are creating Jesus in their own image.

In this series we want to discover the authentic Jesus we encounter in the Gospels by exploring some of His most famous parables. Parables are short stories that illustrate a spiritual point, and parables are one of Jesus’ most common teaching devices.

If you want to follow the actual Jesus we encounter in the Gospels, join us for this series on parables, Vintage Jesus: Spotting the Authentic Jesus in A World of Newly Invented Fakes.

Sermon Schedule
August 1- “Militant Jesus” vs. The Prodigal Son
August 8- “Prosperity Gospel Jesus” vs. The Rich Man and Lazarus
August 15- “Anti-Outsider Jesus” vs. The Great Banquet
August 22- “Nice Guy Jesus” vs. The Barren Fig Tree
August 29- “Political Party Jesus” vs. The Mustard Seed
September 5- “Nationalist Jesus” vs. The Good Samaritan

Join us as we explore some of His most famous parables so that we can spot the authentic Jesus in a world of fakes.

Vintage Jesus: “Militant Culture War Jesus” vs. The Prodigal Son

It seems there are many versions of Jesus now.

Some people are using Jesus to support their own materialism, prejudices, and political agendas. Projecting their own views onto Jesus and distorting Christianity to fit their own narrative, it is as though some are creating Jesus in their own image.

In this series we want to discover the authentic Jesus we encounter in the Gospels by exploring some of His most famous parables. Parables are short stories that illustrate a spiritual point, and parables are one of Jesus’ most common teaching devices.

If you want to follow the actual Jesus we encounter in the Gospels, join us for this series on parables, Vintage Jesus: Spotting the Authentic Jesus in A World of Newly Invented Fakes.

Sermon Schedule
August 1- “Militant Jesus” vs. The Prodigal Son
August 8- “Prosperity Gospel Jesus” vs. The Rich Man and Lazarus
August 15- “Anti-Outsider Jesus” vs. The Great Banquet
August 22- “Nice Guy Jesus” vs. The Barren Fig Tree
August 29- “Political Party Jesus” vs. The Mustard Seed
September 5- “Nationalist Jesus” vs. The Good Samaritan

Join us as we explore some of His most famous parables so that we can spot the authentic Jesus in a world of fakes.

The Ten Commandments: You Shall Not Murder

You may think you know what the Ten Commandments mean, and you certainly know how they are often used in American society as a political football. For example, certain politicians or groups will lobby to display the Ten Commandments on public property in an attempt to gain religious voters. If we’re honest, we may view them as trite or archaic.

The truth is that the Ten Commandments were a leap forward when they were first introduced perhaps 3,000 years ago, and they are still a leap forward for us now.

While we think ourselves as advanced beyond the ancient sheepherding people groups in the Middle East who first encountered the Ten Commandments, consider how we as a people are currently struggling with idolatry, telling the truth vs. lies, coveting, etc.

The Ten Commandments are about how we order society for the benefit of everyone, and they are an inspiring challenge to us just like they were to the first people who heard them.

Join us beginning May 23 for a new series The Ten Commandments.

Sermon Schedule

May 23- No Other Gods Before Me
May 30- You Shall Not Make for Yourself An Idol
June 6- You Shall Not Misuse the Name of the Lord Your God
June 13- Remember the Sabbath to Keep It Holy
June 20- Honor Your Parents
June 27- You Shall Not Murder
July 4- You Shall Not Commit Adultery
July 11- You Shall Not Steal
July 18- You Shall Not Give False Testimony
July 25- You Shall Not Covet (w/ Special Guest Amy Price)

Join us beginning May 23 for a new series The Ten Commandments.

The Ten Commandments: You Shall Have No Other Gods

You may think you know what the Ten Commandments mean, and you certainly know how they are often used in American society as a political football. For example, certain politicians or groups will lobby to display the Ten Commandments on public property in an attempt to gain religious voters. If we’re honest, we may view them as trite or archaic.

The truth is that the Ten Commandments were a leap forward when they were first introduced perhaps 3,000 years ago, and they are still a leap forward for us now.

While we think ourselves as advanced beyond the ancient sheepherding people groups in the Middle East who first encountered the Ten Commandments, consider how we as a people are currently struggling with idolatry, telling the truth vs. lies, coveting, etc.

The Ten Commandments are about how we order society for the benefit of everyone, and they are an inspiring challenge to us just like they were to the first people who heard them.

Join us beginning May 23 for a new series The Ten Commandments.

Sermon Schedule

May 23- No Other Gods Before Me
May 30- You Shall Not Make for Yourself An Idol
June 6- You Shall Not Misuse the Name of the Lord Your God
June 13- Remember the Sabbath to Keep It Holy
June 20- Honor Your Parents
June 27- You Shall Not Murder
July 4- You Shall Not Commit Adultery
July 11- You Shall Not Steal
July 18- You Shall Not Give False Testimony
July 25- You Shall Not Covet (w/ Special Guest Amy Price)

Join us beginning May 23 for a new series The Ten Commandments.

Reset: The Well

No one knows exactly when the COVID lockdown will end, but on April 11, we will begin a new sermon series to help you prepare.

During Reset: Life After the COVID Lockdown, you will be able to explore the question:

What have you learned about life during the COVID lockdown that will help you after the lockdown ends?

The COVID-19 lockdown has given you the opportunity to hit the reset button on life. We have been forced to slow down, spend more time alone or with close family members, reevaluate many things, and the division and drama of this past year has tested our resolve and relationships.

To help us explore, we’ll look to a familiar list of traits that Paul describes in Galatians 5:22-23, the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Chances are, what you have learned about life has something to do with one or more of those words.

Don’t miss this chance to hit the reset button.

Sermon Schedule
April 11- Love
April 18- Joy and Peace
April 25- Patience and Kindness
May 2- Goodness and Faithfulness
May 9- Gentleness and Self-Control (Mother’s Day)
May 16- The Well

Reset: Life After the COVID Lockdown / Week One- Love

No one knows exactly when the COVID lockdown will end, but on April 11, we will begin a new sermon series to help you prepare. During Reset: Life After the COVID Lockdown, you will be able to explore the question:

What have you learned about life during the COVID lockdown that will help you after the lockdown ends?

The COVID-19 lockdown has given you the opportunity to hit the reset button on life. We have been forced to slow down, spend more time alone or with close family members, reevaluate many things, and the division and drama of this past year has tested our resolve and relationships.

To help us explore, we’ll look to a familiar list of traits that Paul describes in Galatians 5:22-23, the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Chances are, what you have learned about life has something to do with one or more of those words.

Don’t miss this chance to hit the reset button.

Sermon Schedule

April 11- Love
April 18- Joy and Peace
April 25- Patience and Kindness
May 2- Goodness and Faithfulness
May 9- Gentleness and Self-Control (Mother’s Day)

Join us beginning April 11 for Reset: Life After the COVID Lockdown.

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