May 31, 2016

I know that most of us have been pre-programmed by our denominational traditions to commit spiritual fratricide. We even believe we’re pleasing to God when we do. You know what I mean. We determine who’s in and who’s out, who’s made the Christian cut or not, by what denominational label they wear, and basically, if they don’t wear our label, well, then, they’re out or at least suspect. God help us. We decryRead More

May 24, 2016

The Well is officially on break. But that’s all. We are on break as a ministry entity, but we are NOT on break as disciples of Jesus Christ and citizens of the Kingdom of God. We each still have a call to fulfill (go and make disciples!) and relationships with God and others to cultivate. After 3 months of Bible study, we should all have something to show for it. Husbands, kids, classmates and fellow office workers should Read More

May 17, 2016

We’re getting ready to go on an 11-week break. That’s our norm. Now, there are many who wonder why we do this. Some hate the long breaks because they love the community that is The Well and others love the long breaks, but for all the wrong reasons. For example, they take a break from God, too. They add the “God app” to their lives when we’re in session and delete the God app when we’re not. But regardless, the breaks are important because The Well isRead More

May 9, 2016

So, we’re two weeks out from the close of this current session. But here’s the reality: many women will finish the session the same way they started, maybe even worse. However, there will be some for whom that’s not the case. Some will have grown in Christ. Their Bible study caused a shift in their hearts that resulted in a change in attitude or something shifted in their heads, moving them away fromRead More

May 2, 2016

One of the scariest words in the Bible is apostasy, which can be understood as a slow fade. It basically means to “go in reverse.” That means you could be facing the Cross, but are actually walking backwards away from it. The Bible has lots of warnings and prophecies about apostasy, even though we don’t hear much about it in our pop Christian culture. We hear tons and tons about grace, forgiveness, grace, mercy, grace, Jesus-rescue-me, grace, Jesus-mend-me, grace, Jesus-deliver-me, grace, Jesus-take-me-to-Heaven, grace…but not a whole lot warning against apostasy. That’s truly frightening sinceRead More