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Hope for the Hopeless

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The resurrection of Jesus shows us that God can do the impossible. But when he just died and we haven’t checked the tomb yet, life can seem pretty bleak. This series will look at the resurrection stories in John’s gospel as we seek to run down hope.

4/2/2016John 20:1-18Running down HopeJamey Lee
4/9/2016Ezekiel 37:1-14John 20:19-23Out of BreathJamey Lee
4/16/2016John 20:24-31Doubting Thomas AnonymousJamey Lee
4/23/2016John 21:1-14The other side of the boatJamey Lee
4/30/2016John 21:15-25Peter goes to RehabJamey Lee

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Atonement

 How can we bring together all the pain and hurt of our broken world with the love of a good God?  How do we deal with sin and how does God?
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Why did Jesus have to die?  Journey with us to the cross as we wrestle with these questions and reflect on different theories of the atonement.

3/5/2016SufferingJamey Lee
3/12/2016ScapegoatJamey Lee
3/19/2016SubstituteJamey Lee
3/26/2016Christus VictorJamey Lee

Redeeming Sex Series

ThumbnailDiscover a holistic, biblical vision of sex and gender that honors God and offers good news to the world. In our sex-saturated culture filled with confusion & conflict, we are in desperate need for an honest conversation. Inspired by Deb Hirsch’ book, Redeeming Sex, we will engage in a no-holds-barred, biblical conversation around relationships, sexuality, gender, and spirituality

2/13/2016Song of Solomon 1:1-4a1 Corinthians 6:12-20Love, Sex, and RelationshipsJamey Lee
2/20/2016Gender & SexualityJamey Lee
2/27/2016John 8:1-11Spirituality and SexualityDeb Hirsche

All I want for Christmas

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The holidays aren’t happy for everyone. Those who grew up in dysfunctional families or have experienced estrangement from loved ones often find December to be one of the loneliest times of the year. Our broken world characterized by despair, stress, apathy, and sadness is exactly what Jesus was born into. He invites us into a new kind of Christmas full of Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy.

12/5/2015Malachi 3:1-4Luke 3:1-6HopeJamey Lee
12/12/2015Zephaniah 3:14-20Philippians 4:4-7PeaceJamey Lee
12/19/2015Micah 5:2-5aLove
12/26/2015Isaiah 9:2-7Luke 2:1-20JoyJamey Lee

Stickies: Recovery Cliches in Job

 

 

 

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Cliches are simple and sticky. They can be annoying and life-saving. In the rooms of recovery, cliches are posted on the wall and etched into the memories of all seeking a new way of life. These sticky sayings have emerged from ancient wisdom and each can be found in the biblical story of Job. At Jacob’s Well we believe that rehabilitation isn’t just for addicts.

 

 

10/31/2015Job 1:1-3; 13-22Life on Life’s TermsJamey Lee
11/7/2015 Job 3-31 
4:3-9, 17-21 6:1-4, 24-30
Stinking ThinkingJonathan Bratt-Carle
11/14/2015Job 32-37Progress not Perfection Jamey Lee
11/21/2015Job 38-42:6Let go and let GodJamey Lee
11/28/2015Job 42:7-17This too shall passJamey Lee

 

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Bridging the Gap Series

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Memphis is a city divided between rich and poor, black and white, religious and secular. At Jacob’s Well we seek to bridge these gaps, so join us on Saturday nights and don’t miss the Overnight Retreat on October 16-18 where we’ll dive deep into the realities and solutions towards becoming gap bridgers.  

9/26/20151 Corinthians 11:17-26Jamey Lee
10/3/2015Bridging PrejudiceJames 2:1-9Jamey Lee
10/10/2015Bridging Jacob's WellBridging Jacob's WellJohn 4Bishop Bill Mcalilly
10/17/2015Bridging Spiritual Poverty2 Corinthians 8:9Jamey Lee

Sink or Swim

Website BannerFeeling like your drowning? We are surrounded by a sea of pressures and stressors that can overwhelm and bring us to our bottom. We cry out the words of Psalm 69, “Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck,” while the world tells us to sink or swim. The story of Jonah serves as a life preserver offering hope and strength.

8/15/2015Jonah 1:1-3Running Away
8/22/2015Jonah 1:4-16Matthew 8:23-27Hurled In
8/29/2015Jonah 1:17 - 2:10Breathing Underwater
9/5/2015Jonah 3Matthew 12:38-41Sink to Swim
9/12/2015Jonah 4Swimming through Anger & Joy

One Day at a Time

Website BannerThe way not to waste your life is to live life today.  Be grateful with what you have.  Love the one you’re with.  If you need something, pray about it and do something about it.  Living just for today relieves the burden of the past and the fear of the future.  The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Neihbur has helped millions of people around the globe to live with this 24-hour mindset and experience peace.  Join us during this series as we reflect line by line through this powerful prayer.

7/11/2015Proverbs 16:9Matthew 6:33-34One Day at a TimeJamey Lee
7/18/2015Genesis 41:51-52Accepting Hardship as a Pathway to PeaceJamey Lee
7/25/2015Ecclesiastes 7:13-141 Peter 2:21As Jesus DidJamey Lee
8/1/2015Matthew 13:24-30, 36-46Trusting that He will make all things rightJamey Lee
8/8/2015Proverbs 15:15; Psalm 1Luke 16:19-31; Hebrews 12:2Happiness in this life and the life to comeJamey Lee

Burned Out

Burned OutStressed out. . stuck in a rut. . .overworked?  Doing the same thing and expecting different results?  You might you be burned out and you’re not alone.  In our never-enough society and surrounded by a sea of needs burnout happens every day in life, work, and ministry.  But there is hope to find strength, community, and One who is unburnt and can teach us how not to burn out.
 
6/13/2015Matthew 3:13-17 & John 15:1-11John the Baptist the OverachieverMatthew 3:13-17 & John 15:1-11Jamey Lee
6/20/2015Matthew 26:36-46; John 15:1-11Jesus the Unburnt OneMatthew 26:36-46; John 15:1-11Jamey Lee
6/27/2015Acts 13:1-6, 13John Mark the UnderachieverActs 13:1-6, 13Jamey Lee
7/4/20152 Corinthians 11:24-29; 4:8-12Paul the Unburnt one2 Corinthians 11:24-29; 4:8-12Jamey Lee

Your Presence

PresenceThe presence of God. What is it? Where can it be found? How can we get it? In Exodus 33-34 God reveals his presence and Moses realizes he can’t live without it. Today some people have “it” and some people don’t. Some churches strive for and pray for “it” and some don’t. Do you have it? Did you lose it? Do you want it back?

May-9-2015Exodus 33:7-17ItJamey Lee
May-23-2015Exodus 33:18 - 34:8I AMnesiaJamey Lee
May-30-2015Exodus 34:10-352 Corinthians 3:7-18Unveiled GloryJamey Lee

Rules for the Rebellion

Rules for the RebellionWe all live by a set of rules. When we rebel against one rule, we resort to following another. What if we rebelled against the rules of individualism and self-centeredness by submitting to community and commandments from a God who loves us more than we love ourselves?

1/3/2015Exodus 19:1-25Matthew 5:17-20God’s Love & the LawJamey Lee
1/10/2015Exodus 20:1-6My Worship is not for saleLeslie Ratliff
1/13/2015Exodus 20:7Name in VainJamey Lee
1/20/2015Exodus 20:8-11SabbathJamey Lee
1/27/2015Exodus 20:12Honor Mother & FatherJamey Lee
2/7/2015Exodus 20:13Matthew 5:21-26Anger & MurderJamey Lee
2/14/2015Exodus 20:14Matthew 5:27-30Lust & AdulteryJamey Lee
2/21/2015Exodus 20:15StealingJamey Lee
2/28/2015Exodus 20:16LyingLeslie Ratliff
3/7/2015Exodus 20:17CovetingJamey Lee
3/14/2015Exodus 20:18-21Fear and DistanceJamey Lee
3/21/2015Exodus 20:22 - 23:33Old Testament LawsJamey Lee
3/28/2015Exodus 25-31TabernacleJamey Lee
April 4, 2015Exodus 2424 and Matthew 17Matthew 17:1-9Sneak PeekJamey Lee

Gospel in the Wilderness

Gospel in the Wilderness webIn the midst of our bitterness and resentment the gospel brings joy and reconciliation. As we seek to quench our hunger and thirst with earthly things that will never satisfy, the gospel of Jesus fulfills our every need. We overwork and burn out in our pursuit of purpose while the gospel gives rest to the weary and a yoke easy and light.

11/1/2014Exodus 15:22-27BitterLeslie Ratliff
11/8/2014Exodus 16:1-36HungryJamey Lee
11/15/2014Exodus 17:1-7ThirstyJamey Lee
11/22/2014Exodus 17:8-16Battle WearyJamey Lee
11/29/2014Exodus 18:1-27OverworkedJamey Lee

Choosing Rock Bottom

Website Banner CRB Pain is a big motivator for change but we have to decide when we’ve had enough discomfort to gain the courage to seek a solution. Hitting Bottom is a choice. We can get off the elevator at any floor we choose, or keep going down into destruction and death. The plagues in Ancient Egypt and in Revelation illustrate this downward journey and invite us into an amazing alternative. The good news of the gospel is that God’s love trumps human sin and through the tragedy and horror of the cross God made a way for us to be free from the insanity of slavery to sin and judgment.

 
9/6/2014Exodus 7:8- 8:19Choosing Rock Bottom: WarningsJamey Lee
9/13/2014Exodus 8:20 - 9:12Choosing Rock Bottom: Pain MotivationJamey Lee
9/20/2014Exodus 9:13 - 10:29Choosing Rock Bottom: DishearteningJamey Lee
9/27/2014Exodus 11:1-10; 12:29-42Choosing Rock Bottom: DeathJamey Lee

Disobedient

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Obedience and Disobedience, is it really that black and white? Should I believe in a God who dangles his children over a fiery furnace compelling them to obey his rules? Or is there another way of understanding right and wrong?

Some of us were raised in a home where disobedience wasn’t a viable option. We were sheltered into a closet or beaten to a pulp, the world was viewed as evil, and the bible was shoved down our throats. Many of us have rebelled and turned against any form of rules and authority yet are still unsatisfied until we find G.O.D: Good Orderly Direction. In the Book of Exodus God introduces Himself to Moses and then the Hebrew people through offering some direction on how to get out of the mess they are in and promises a new land with a new freedom. But with freedom comes responsibility and with relationships come rules.

8/2/2014Exodus 3:13-4:17 Intro Jamey Lee
8/9/2014Exodus 4:18-31bridegroom of BloodJamey Lee
8/16/2014Exodus 5Short-term gainsJamey Lee
8/23/2014Exodus 6:1-13CovenantJamey Lee
8/30/2014Exodus 6:14 - 7:13ObstaclesJamey Lee

Unmanageability of Moses

Moses grew up without a dad and had anger issues which led to murder, running from the law, and escaping from reality by starting over in a new place. Then he was called on to do something great and his negative self-worth took over. Excuses, rationalizations, and fear stood in the way of a great Redemption and Exodus. Only through a Power greater than Moses can this wounded and broken man become one of the most prolific figures in the history of the world.

7/5/2014Exodus 2:1-10Moses' daddy issuesJamey Lee
7/12/2014Exodus 2:11-15aMoses' Anger IssuesJamey Lee
7/19/2014Exodus 2:15b-22Moses' ExodusJamey Lee
7/26/2014Exodus 2:23-3:12Moses' low self-worthJamey Lee

Exodus

 

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It’s not easy to admit that I’m in bondage to something, but admitting powerlessness is the 1st step to the solution. The 2nd book of the bible tells the story of the underdog nation of Hebrew slaves overcoming all odds to find freedom from the most powerful empire of that time, and it is also a story for us today. It’s a vision of our spiritual journey from our land of complacency and captivity into the Land God has for us on the other side of the Red Sea. The journey will not be without trial and tribulation, yet God shall provide manna and a cloud by day and fire by night. Freedom for God’s People!
 
6/21/2014Exodus 1:1-14 Intro Jamey Lee
6/28/2014Exodus 1:15-22Stones, Midwives, & JusticeJamey Lee
7/5/2014Exodus 2:1-10Moses' daddy issuesJamey Lee
7/12/2014Exodus 2:11-15aMoses' Anger IssuesJamey Lee
7/19/2014Exodus 2:15b-22Moses' ExodusJamey Lee
7/26/2014Exodus 2:23-3:12Moses' low self-worthJamey Lee
8/2/2014Exodus 3:13-4:17 Intro Jamey Lee
8/9/2014Exodus 4:18-31bridegroom of BloodJamey Lee
8/16/2014Exodus 5Short-term gainsJamey Lee
8/23/2014Exodus 6:1-13CovenantJamey Lee
8/30/2014Exodus 6:14 - 7:13ObstaclesJamey Lee
9/6/2014Exodus 7:8- 8:19Choosing Rock Bottom: WarningsJamey Lee
9/13/2014Exodus 8:20 - 9:12Choosing Rock Bottom: Pain MotivationJamey Lee
9/20/2014Exodus 9:13 - 10:29Choosing Rock Bottom: DishearteningJamey Lee
9/27/2014Exodus 11:1-10; 12:29-42Choosing Rock Bottom: DeathJamey Lee
10/4/2014Exodus 12:1-28, 43-51; 13:1-16PassoverJamey Lee
10/11/2014Exodus 13:17 - 14:14Desert DetourJamey Lee
10/18/2014Exodus 14:15-31Crossing the Red SeaJamey Lee
10/25/2014Exodus 15:1-21Worship and PraiseJamey Lee
11/1/2014Exodus 15:22-27BitterLeslie Ratliff
11/8/2014Exodus 16:1-36HungryJamey Lee
11/15/2014Exodus 17:1-7ThirstyJamey Lee
11/22/2014Exodus 17:8-16Battle WearyJamey Lee
11/29/2014Exodus 18:1-27OverworkedJamey Lee
April 4, 2015Exodus 2424 and Matthew 17Matthew 17:1-9Sneak PeekJamey Lee
April 26, 2014Selected Passages from EphesiansThe Gospel According to the Walking Dead: EasterJamey Lee
March 31, 2013Acts 10:34-43Easter Fuels MissionJamey Lee
1/3/2015Exodus 19:1-25Matthew 5:17-20God’s Love & the LawJamey Lee
1/10/2015Exodus 20:1-6My Worship is not for saleLeslie Ratliff
1/13/2015Exodus 20:7Name in VainJamey Lee
1/20/2015Exodus 20:8-11SabbathJamey Lee
1/27/2015Exodus 20:12Honor Mother & FatherJamey Lee
2/7/2015Exodus 20:13Matthew 5:21-26Anger & MurderJamey Lee
2/14/2015Exodus 20:14Matthew 5:27-30Lust & AdulteryJamey Lee
2/21/2015Exodus 20:15StealingJamey Lee
2/28/2015Exodus 20:16LyingLeslie Ratliff
3/7/2015Exodus 20:17CovetingJamey Lee
3/14/2015Exodus 20:18-21Fear and DistanceJamey Lee
3/21/2015Exodus 20:22 - 23:33Old Testament LawsJamey Lee
3/28/2015Exodus 25-31TabernacleJamey Lee
April 4, 2015Exodus 2424 and Matthew 17Matthew 17:1-9Sneak PeekJamey Lee
4/11/2015IntroExodus 32:1-6Jamey Lee
4/18/2015Alternate EndingsExodus 32:7-14Jamey Lee
4/25/2015Not taking the blameExodus 32:15-29Leslie Ratliff
5/2/2015Exodus 32:30 - 33:6Jamey Lee

Soul Armor

Modern Militia (graphic)In Ephesians 6:10-20 we are instructed on how to prepare for spiritual battle.  What kind of armor are you protecting your soul with? Do you put on a mask to protect yourself from others’ glares and judgment? Have you stopped yourself from getting too close so not to be hurt? God has a different kind of armor to strengthen us and help us to stand on the evil day… 
April 26, 2014Ephesians 6:10-13Fighting the DevilJamey Lee
May 3, 2014Ephesians 6:10-14Belt of TruthJamey Lee
May 10, 2014Ephesians 6:10-14Breastplate of RighteousnessJamey Lee
May 17, 2014Ephesians 6:10-15Boots of PreparationJamey Lee
May 24, 2014Ephesians 6:10-16Shield of FaithJamey Lee
May 31, 2014Ephesians 6:10-17Helmet of SalvationJamey Lee
June 7, 2014Ephesians 6:10-17Sword of the SpiritLeslie Ratliff
June 14, 2014Ephesians 6:10-18 Prayer Jamey Lee

 

The Gospel According to the Walking Dead

The popular show about the Zombie Apocalypse, “The Walking Dead,” parallels the Epistle to Ephesus (in the bible) with lessons about life surrendered to Jesus. For one, sin is like a flesh-eating virus that will leave us lifeless and still walking around wasting our days and taking down friends and family. The Gospel is life in the midst of death and victorious over death freeing us from the chains that enslave us and enemies that seek to destroy us.

March 15, 2014Ephesians 1:15-23Eyes of the heart enlightenedJamey Lee
March 22, 2014Ephesians 2:1-10Evil TrinityJamey Lee
March 29, 2014Ephesians 3:14-21PrayerJamey Lee
April 5, 2014Ephesians 4:1-16You can't Do this AloneJamey Lee
April 12, 2014Ephesians 4:17-32School of ChristJamey Lee
April 19, 2014Ephesians 5:10-20Darkness to LightJamey Lee
April 26, 2014Selected Passages from Ephesians Resurrection Jamey Lee

Called:?! Following a Future Filled with the Possible

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One of the biggest questions that many of us have is, “What am I supposed to do with my life?” Whether you’re in your 1st half or 2nd, we can make a difference when we answer God’s call. Over the next few weeks at Jacob’s Well we’re going to take a few steps back and look in the Bible at how God calls people and try to listen together for the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Feb 8, 2014Genesis 12:1-9Called to JesusJ.D. Walt
Feb 15, 20141 Peter 2:9-11Caller I.D.Jamey Lee
Feb 22, 2014Judges 6:11-18God Qualifies the CalledJamey Lee
Mar 1, 2014Isaiah 6:1-8Here I am, Send meJamey Lee

Serenity Prayer

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God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change,
COURAGE to change the things I can, and
WISDOM to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.

Jan 4, 2014Philippians 4:4-7God, Grant me the SerenityJamey Lee
Jan 11, 2014Job 38:1-7; 40:1-8; 42:1-6, 9To Accept the things I Cannot ChangeJamey Lee
Jan 18, 2014Joshua 1:1-9Courage to Change the things I canJamey Lee
Jan 25, 2014Psalm 111:7-10; Proverbs 3:5-8Wisdom to Know the DifferenceJamey Lee
Feb 2, 2014Ecclesiastes 9:1-12Living one day at a timeJamey Lee

I Pity the Fool

I Pity the Fool

Paul saved the most urgent and controversial subjects until the end of the letter and he’s going to deal with them passionately and with a touch of satire and sarcasm.  And at the heart of this spirited rant is where he backhands his opponents by calling himself a fool, when everyone reading the letter knows who really is acting foolish.  Paul was being really nice in the first 9 chapters, offering words of comfort and grace to his people, but in chapter 10 he starts to sound more like Mr. T than Mr. Rogers.

Nov 2, 20132 Corinthians 10:1-18I Pity the Fool who takes a Knife to a GunfightJamey Lee
Nov 9, 20132 Corinthians 11:1-15I Pity the Fool who Cons their neighborJamey Lee
Nov 16, 20132 Corinthians 11:16-33I Pity the Fool who BoastsJamey Lee
Nov 23, 20132 Corinthians 12:1-10I Pity the Fool who thinks Power is found in strengthJamey Lee
Nov 30, 20132 Corinthians 12:11-21I Pity the Fool who is a BurdenJamey Lee
Dec 7, 20132 Corinthians 13:1-14I Pity the Fool who is Overcome by SinJamey Lee

Give Generously & Cheerfully

A world ruled by the dollar and driven by greed leaves us cynical and skeptical. The good news is that God’s word gives a refreshing new perspective on money. 2 Corinthians 8-9 unashamedly encourages us to give generously and cheerfully in light of God’s mercies. Join us at Jacob’s Well this weekend as we explore God’s perspective on giving and invest in an exciting mission in Memphis.

October 19, 2013Give Generously2 Corinthians 8:1-15Jamey Lee
October 26, 2013Give Cheerfully2 Corinthians 8:16 - 9:15Jamey Lee

Crazy

When Christ gets a hold of us, our lives look crazy to the world around us, but we don’t care when we’re living for Jesus. Who are you living for?

Sep 7, 2013Get Crazy2 Corinthians 5:11-15Jamey Lee
Sep 14, 2013Get a Fresh Start2 Corinthians 5:16-17Jamey Lee
Sep 21, 2013Get Reconciled with God2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2Leslie Ratliff
Sep 28, 2013Get Reconciled with one another2 Corinthians 6:3-13Jamey Lee
Oct 5, 2013Get Separated2 Corinthians 6:14 - 7:1Jamey Lee
Oct 12, 2013Get Depressed2 Corinthians 7:2-16Jamey Lee

Transparent: Getting Beneath the Surface of 2 Corinthians.

We value Transparency at Jacob’s Well and on Saturday nights will dive into 2 Corinthians verse by verse to discover the riches that result from being transparent with God and others.

Jul 27, 2013"I'm Fine."2 Corinthians 1:1-11 Jamey Lee
Aug 3, 2013Believe the Best, Forgive the Worst2 Corinthians 1:12 - 2:11Jamey Lee
Aug 10, 2013Smelly Christians2 Corinthians 2:12 - 3:6 Jamey Lee
Aug 17, 2013Drop the Mask2 Corinthians 3:7 - 4:6Jamey Lee
Aug 24, 2013Translucent Jars of Clay2 Corinthians 4:7-15Jamey Lee
Aug 31, 2013Fading Tent, Renewing Light2 Corinthians 4:16 - 5:10Jamey Lee

Vision & Values

This exciting interactive visioning night brings into focus what the community of Jacob’s Well believes in and is working diligently toward.  Listen in for a glimpse into how God is at work.

Jul 20, 2013ValuesTransparency - Others-focused - Unconditional Acceptance - Community Development - Hope - Empowerment - Diversity
Jul 20, 2013VisionReconciliation, Rehabilitation, Reciprocation
Jul 20, 2013StrategyHelp > Connect > Ignite > Impact

Jacob: Searching for God knows What

Jacob was the son seeking approval from his father, grasping at the heels of his brother, letting love blind him and revenge drive him. Jacob is know for his ladder and his well and was forever changed in a cage-fight with God.

Apr 6, 2013Searching for God knows whatGenesis 25:19-28Jamey Lee
Apr 13, 2013Comfort & PowerGenesis 25: 29-34Jamey Lee
Apr 20, 2013Blessing JacobGenesis 27:1-29Jamey Lee
Apr 27, 2013Ripped OffGenesis 27:30-46Jamey Lee
May 4, 2013People PleasingGenesis 27:42-28:9Jamey Lee
May 11, 2013Jacob's LadderGenesis 28:10-22 Jamey Lee
May 18, 2013Working for RachelGenesis 29 Jamey Lee
May 25, 2013What’s love got to do with itGenesis 30:1-24 Leslie Ratliff
Jun 1, 2013Moving OnGenesis 30:25-43 Jamey Lee
Jun 8, 2013Taking InventoryGenesis 31:1-32:2 Jamey Lee
Jun 15, 2013Brotherly Fear & Making AmendsGenesis 32:3-21 Jamey Lee
Jun 22, 2013Fighting for IdentityGenesis 32:22-32 Jamey Lee
Jun 29, 2013ReconciliationGenesis 33 Jamey Lee
Jul 6, 2013Break the CycleGenesis 34 Jamey Lee
Jul 13, 2013Make a ChangeGenesis 35 Jamey Lee

 

Step by Step

Step by Step is a journey through the 12 steps via the lens of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Saturday Nights January to March will include both worship and group discussion. At 6:00 is a service with music, stories, and teaching themed around each step. Both before and after will be a discussion-based meeting where participants share experience, strength, and hope. The meeting at 4:30 is women only and the one at 7:30 is co-ed.

At Jacob’s Well we believe that rehab isn’t just for addicts and invite all people to embrace this amazing framework for living life on life’s terms.

Jan 5, 2013IntroDesires & Deep NeedsGalatians 5:16-24Jamey Lee
Jan 12, 2013Step 1Powerlessness & DenialGenesis 2:15-17; Gen 3:1-13Jamey Lee
Jan 19, 2013Step 2 Jesus has made me His ownPhilippians 3:1-14Maxie Dunnam
Jan 26, 2013Step 3SurrenderMark 14:26-38Jamey Lee
Feb 2, 2013Step 4HousecleaningLuke 11:24-26Jamey Lee
Feb 9, 2013Step 5Confession1 John 1:9Jamey Lee
Feb 16, 2013Steps 6-7FreedomGalatians 5:1-6, Gal 5:13-14Jamey Lee
Feb 23, 2013Steps 8-9ReconciliationGenesis 4:1-16Jamey Lee
Mar 2, 2013Steps 10-11Prayer & Meditation1 Thessalonians 5:16-18John Kilzer
Mar 9, 2013Steps 10-11SanctificationMatthew 6:9-13, Psalm 119:1-16
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Mar 16, 2013Step 12ReciprocationMatthew 5:13-16Jamey Lee

Christmas Reciprocation

Respond to God’s greatest gift by giving to others in ways you never have before this Christmas season. Center yourself on Christ and find tangible ways to give back on Saturday nights at Jacob’s Well.

Dec 1, 2012Impossible EmpowermentLuke 1:26-38Jamey Lee
Dec 8, 2012Blessed to Be a BlessingLuke 1:39-45Jamey Lee
Dec 15, 2012Recipollution vs ReciprocationLuke 1:46-55Jamey Lee
Dec 22, 2012A Miracle in the Middle of a MessLuke 2- 1-12Leslie Ratliff
Dec 29, 2012Its not your birthdayMatthew 2:1-12Jamey Lee

Tattooed on the Heart

Sometimes a word that we hear or read takes root in our heart and changes the trajectory of our life. When this happens, the word is tattooed on our hearts forever. Jeremiah 31:33 describes it as God “writing his law on our heart.” On Saturday nights in November and December, men and women will be sharing stories of different words of scripture were tattooed on their hearts and we will be encouraged and challenged by these words.

Nov 3, 2012Tattooed on the HeartJeremiah 31: 31-34Jamey Lee
Nov 10, 2012Transformed vs ConformedRomans 12:1-3Jamey Lee
Nov 17, 2012Even ThoughHabakkuk 3:1-2, Hab 3:17-19Jamey Lee
Nov 24, 2012Unto the Least of TheseMatthew 25:31-46Jamey Lee

 

Ruth

Ruth is the story of an unlikely girl doing some extraordinary things for the sake of others. It’s the story of self-will run into the ground and God’s will prevailing through redemption.

Sep 8, 2012When Bad Things HappenRuth 1:1-5Jamey Lee
Sep 15, 2012Where You Go, I’ll GoRuth 1:6-22Jamey Lee
Sep 22, 2012Bo KnowsRuth 2Jamey Lee
Oct 6, 2012Love WinsRuth 3Jamey Lee
Oct 13, 2012Cost-Benefit AnalysisRuth 4:1-12Jamey Lee
Oct 20, 2012FinaleRuth 4:13-22Sandra Leatherwood Clay

Down is the New Up

The gravity of earth says that what goes up, must come down. The gravity of heaven, proved in the resurrection, is the good news that what goes down, must come up. As we deny ourselves, God provides. As we hit bottom, a power greater than ourselves lifts us up. This part of the series will share stories of heaven’s way of ascension, as we humble ourselves, we are exalted.

Jul 7, 2012Gravity of HeavenLuke 9:23-25Jamey Lee
Jul 14, 20121st & 2nd AdamGen 2:15-17; Gen 3:1-7; Philippians 2:5-11Jamey Lee
Jul 21, 2012Jesus’ LowerarchyMatthew 6:9-13Jamey Lee
Jul 28, 2012Two SonsLuke 15:1-2; Luke 15: 11-32Jamey Lee
Aug 4, 2012Non-anxious Humility1 Peter 5:5b-7Jamey Lee
Aug 11, 2012Joseph's AscentGenesis 37:1-12, Gen 37: 23-28,
Gen 39:1-12, Gen 39: 16-23;
Gen 41:1-16, Gen 41: 25-44
Jamey Lee
Aug 18, 2012Joseph's Brothers AscentGenesis 43-45Jamey Lee
Aug 25, 2012Nowhere to Go But UpLeslie Ratliff
Sep 1, 2012Jesus kept going UpEphesians 1:15-2:7Jamey Lee

 

Urban Farming: Church Planting in Acts

The story of an exciting movement that literally turned the world upside-down is shared in the book of Acts.  Seeds of the gospel were scattered and in one generation thousands of faith communities were planted in urban centers throughout Israel and Asia Minor.  Today our land is in serious drought and ripe for a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit and urban farms to harvest the crop.

Jun 2, 2012Plowing the FieldActs 1:8Jamey Lee
Jun 9, 2012Scattered SeedsActs 1:8Jamey Lee
Jun 16, 2012Watering the CropActs 2-12Jamey Lee
Jun 23, 2012Rapid GrowthActs 13-18Jamey Lee
Jun 30, 2012Reaping HarvestActs 19:23-41Jamey Lee

 

Judgmental: The Epistle of James part 2

Two of the greatest enemies of Jesus today are Hypocrisy and Judgmental Attitudes.  James, the brother of Jesus, confronts these two issues in a compelling and relevant way.

 

Apr 14, 2012Controlling the TongueJames 3:1-12Jamey Lee
Apr 21, 2012WisdomJames 3:13-18Jamey Lee
Apr 28, 2012Root of Our IssuesJames 4: 1-10Jamey Lee
May 5, 2012Arrogance & AnxietyJames 4: 11-17Jamey Lee
May 12, 2012Judgment is ComingJames 5: 1-12Jamey Lee
May 19, 2012The Power of PrayerJames 5:13-18Jerome Scales Jr.
May 26, 2012WanderingJames 5: 19-20Jamey Lee

Faith Without Works is Dead: The Epistle of James Part 1

Two of the greatest enemies of Jesus today are Hypocrisy and Judgmental Attitudes.  James, the brother of Jesus, confronts these two issues in a compelling and relevant way. 

 

Mar 3, 2012Growth through TroublesJames 1: 1-11Jamey Lee
Mar 10, 2012Resisting TemptationJames 1: 12-18Jamey Lee
Mar 17, 2012Listening & DoingJames 1: 19-26Jamey Lee
Mar 24, 2012Dead Faith: Prejudice & ProfilingJames 2: 1-13Jamey Lee
Mar 31, 2012Faith without Works is DeadJames 2: 14-26Jamey Lee

When Helping Hurts: Fighting Poverty without hurting the Poor

Helping someone in trouble is generally a good thing to do, but how we help can actually do more harm than good in helping someone get back on their feet.    When we communicate they are helpless without us, fail to empower them to connect to resources to grow towards sustainable living, or expect them to get by without work, housing, and good health, we hurt more than help.  During February we will explore various stories in the Old Testament, seeking to glean truth for our lives and our neighbors in the process.

Feb 4, 2012Fighting Poverty without Hurting the PoorMicah 6:8Jamey Lee
Feb 11, 2012Elijah’s Reciprocation & Resources1 Kings 17:8-241 Kings 17:8-24 Jamey Lee
Feb 18, 2012When Helping Hurts, Poverty: Tough Love & Extravagant MercyHosea 1:2-6 Jamey Lee
Feb 25, 2012Nehemiah’s Job-making programSelections from Nehemiah Jamey Lee

 

When Helping Hurts: Codependency in the Old Testament

Helping someone in trouble is generally a good thing to do, but our help can sometimes become a hindrance to a loved one getting better.  In this series we will explore various stories in the Old Testament, seeking to glean truth for our lives & loved ones in the process.

Jan 7, 2012Codependency in the BibleVarious ScripturesJamey Lee
Jan 14, 2012People-pleasing SampsonJudges 16:4-30Jamey Lee
Jan 21, 2012Enabling Jeroboam1 Kings 14:1-11Jamey Lee
Jan 28, 2012Controlling & Compulsive Jezebel1 Kings 21:1-29Sandra Leatherwood Clay

Christ Comes

Advent means, “Coming,” and the season before Christmas is not as much about presents as it is about the presence of Christ.  The bible doesn’t make a big separation between his 1st coming and 2nd coming.  In Jesus’ birth and life, he initiated the movement to end suffering & fear to bring freedom & joy.  In Jesus’ return, he will finish the work.  In the meantime, we are propelled by what he has done and look forward to what he is going to do.

The Advent readings tell the story of how in Christ’s coming there comes an end to suffering.  In the midst of the wilderness a path is prepared through repentance & belief.  This path is countercultural and doesn’t fall in the trap of consumerism and consumption but instead deals with life on life’s terms and seeks holiness and godliness.  The power of the Spirit is given generously to free all oppressed and depressed.

Nov 26, 2011Christ Comes to End SufferingMark 13:24-36Jamey Lee
Dec 3, 2011Christ Comes as a Way ThroughMark 1:1-8Jamey Lee
Dec 10, 2011Christ Comes as a Way OutIsaiah 61Jamey Lee
Dec 17, 2011Christ Comes to End FearLuke 1:26-38
Dec 24, 2011Christ Comes to Begin JoyLuke 2:1-14Jamey Lee
Dec 31, 2011Christ Comes to Make NewRevelation 21:1-6Jamey Lee

T.O.U.C.H.

Jacob’s Well is not for everyone, but many have connected deeply with the vision of Reconciliation, Rehabilitation, and Reciprocation.  As we have grown over the past year, as a body we have come to highly value Transparency, Other-focus, Unconditional Acceptance, Community Development, and Hope.  This series lays out who we are what is important to us.

Oct 22, 2011Transparency2 Corinthians 4:1-12Jamey Lee
Oct 29, 2011Others-focusedPhilippians 2:1-11Jamey Lee
Nov 5, 2011Unconditional AcceptanceRomans 14:1-4; Romans 15:1-7Jamey Lee
Nov 12, 2011Community DevelopmentIsaiah 58:3-12Jamey Lee
Nov 19, 2011HopeRomans 5:1-6 and 15:3-5Leslie Ratliff

 

Rescue Me

If we’re honest, many of us and our neighbors are struggling to keep our heads above water. Jesus is alive and leading a rescue mission to grant us the serenity, courage, and wisdom to make it one day at a time and do so with love and dignity. Join us at the Well on Saturday nights for a refreshing dose of living water.

Sep 17, 2011Rescue me from Despair: Running Down HopeJohn 20:1-18Jamey Lee
Sep 24, 2011Rescue me from Drought: Breath of Fresh AirJohn 20:19-23Jamey Lee
Oct 1, 2011Rescue me from Doubt: Doubting Thomas AnonymousJohn 20:24-30Jamey Lee
Oct 8, 2011Rescue me from my Day Job: Other side of the boatJohn 21:1-14Jamey Lee
Oct 15, 2011Rescue me from Denial: Peter goes to RehabJohn 21:15-25Jamey Lee

 

Substitute

This series focuses on the idea that rather than needing a break from the stress and struggle, we need a substitute. Our admission of powerlessness can lead to turn away from our efforts and to Jesus. Our prayer is that many will make a decision to substitute God’s will for their will as we reflect on Jesus’ death for you.

Aug 20, 2011Bodies Hit the FloorJohn 18:1-11Jamey Lee
Aug 27, 2011Peter's RelapseJohn 18:12-27Jamey Lee
Sep 3, 2011Jesus & PoliticsJohn 18:28-19:16Jamey Lee
Sep 10, 2011Good FridayJohn 19:17-37Jamey Lee

Alien vs. Orphan

In John 14 & 15 Jesus speaks about our relationship with the Spirit of God in contrast to the ways of the world. We often feel alienated and alone in this world and our tendency is to revert to an orphan mentality where we are on our own and have to fend for ourselves. Jesus offers a beautiful alternative to survive in this hostile world, through relationship with the Father in the power of the Spirit. How will you choose to respond to the woes of the world, Alien or Orphan?

Jul 2, 2011You are not AloneJohn 14:15-26Jamey Lee
Jul 9, 2011Alien PeaceJohn 14:27-31Jamey Lee
Jul 16, 2011Alien AbidingJohn 15:1-11Jamey Lee
Jul 23, 2011SuperfriendsJohn 15:12-17Jamey Lee
Jul 30, 2011Aliens SufferJohn 15:18-16:4Jamey Lee

 

I wish I was Special

This series is based out of John 13 and 14 where Jesus teaches around the Last Supper about loving and serving others, and begins to truly reveal who he is.  All the while Peter blatantly tries to get attention by showing how he is special and better than everyone else.  In response, Jesus offers some amazing teaching on how to deal with unmet expectations, ego-centrism, materialism and the blessings of life on mission with him.

Jun 4, 2011I wish I was SpecialJohn 13:1-17Jamey Lee
Jun 11, 2011I wish people didn’t let me downJohn 13:18-38Jamey Lee
Jun18, 2011I wish the world revolved around meJohn 14:1-7Jamey Lee
Jun 25, 2011I wish I could have whatever I wantJohn 14:8-14Jamey Lee

Light up the World

Light is the basic source of all life, understanding and beauty.  Light reflects off of all around us so that we can see.  All colors are present in pure light.  Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.”

Mar 12, 2011I am the Light of the WorldJohn 8:12-30Jamey Lee
Mar 19, 2011Truth Will Set You FreeJohn 8:31-38Jamey Lee
Mar 26, 2011Origin of our ProblemsJohn 8:39-59Jamey Lee
Apr 2, 2011Sight for the blindJohn 9:1-12Jamey Lee
Apr 9, 2011Blindness for those who can seeJohn 9:13-41Jamey Lee
Apr 16, 2011I am the Good ShepherdJohn 10:1-39Jamey Lee

LOVE rEVOLution

On the surface, this seems like Jesus at a picnic (imagine red-checkered picnic blankets). In actuality, Jesus and his disciples were entering the hi’ country on the other side of the Sea of Galilee, the hotbed of guerilla revolutionary activity, the headquarters for the zealots.  Five thousand men were there to make Jesus king of the revolution.  But Jesus had something far different in mind. . . a LOVE rEvolution.  And he invites us to join in by feeding the hungry and sharing in the abundant life in Christ.

Jan 29, 2011LOVE rEVOLutionJohn 6:1-15Jamey Lee
Feb 5, 2011Walking on WaterJohn 6:16-21Jamey Lee
Feb 12, 2011Bread of LifeJohn 6:22-34, John 6:35-59Jamey Lee

Jacob’s Well

The story of the Samaritan woman and Jesus is at the heart of the vision of Jacob’s Well.  After pointing out that she had been pursuing happiness through relationship after relationship, Jesus offers the woman something that will truly satisfy her deep thirst–Living Water.  At Jacob’s Well, we believe this good news is for everybody, that our situation is worse than we think yet God’s plan is far great than we realize.  We call this step by step process of immersing ourselves in this good news Rehabilitation.  And we believe that rehab is not just for addicts.  Our response to the gospel is worship and reciprocation.

Dec 4, 2010ReconciliationJohn 4:1-18Jamey Lee
Dec 11, 2010Worship in Spirit & TruthJohn 4:19-24Jamey Lee
Dec 18, 2010ReciprocationJohn 4:25-42Jamey Lee
Aug 25, 2010ReconciliationJohn 4:20-26Jamey Lee
Sep 11, 2010RehabilitationMark 7:14-23Jamey Lee
Sep 25, 2010ReciprocationMatthew 9:36-38Jamey Lee

 

Gospel of John

Gospel of John

From when “the Word became flesh” to the resurrection and all of the action-packed stories in between, the good news of the gospel of John is that God has sent His Son into the world to save us from ourselves and bring forth life abundant.

 

Oct 9, 2010Word of LifeJohn 1:1-13Jamey Lee
Oct 16, 2010Word became FleshJohn 1:14Jamey Lee
Oct 23, 2010In the WildernessJohn 1:19-34Jamey Lee
Oct 30, 2010What do you want?John 1:35-51Jamey Lee
Nov 6, 2010Drinking & GenerosityJohn 2:1-11Jamey Lee
Nov 13, 2010Extreme Home MakeoverJohn 2:13-25Jamey Lee
Nov 20, 2010New BirthJohn 3:1-16Jamey Lee
Nov 27, 2010Joy through DecreaseJohn 3:25-36Jamey Lee
Dec 4, 2010ReconciliationJohn 4:1-18Jamey Lee
Dec 11, 2010Worship in Spirit & TruthJohn 4:19-24Jamey Lee
Dec 18, 2010ReciprocationJohn 4:25-42Jamey Lee
Jan 8, 2011Faith HealingJohn 4:46-54Jamey Lee
Jan 15, 2011God is at WorkJohn 5:1-18Jamey Lee
Jan 22, 2011Who does this guy think he is?John 5:19-47Jamey Lee
Jan 29, 2011LOVE rEVOLutionJohn 6:1-15Jamey Lee
Feb 5, 2011Walking on WaterJohn 6:16-21Jamey Lee
Feb 12, 2011Bread of LifeJohn 6:22-34, John 6:35-59Jamey Lee
Feb 19, 2011Be OffensiveJohn 6:60-71Jamey Lee
Feb 26, 2011Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?John 7:1-36, 40-52Jamey Lee
Mar 5, 2011Living WaterJohn 7:37-39Jamey Lee
Mar 9, 2011He without sin cast the first stoneJohn 8:1-11Jamey Lee
Mar 12, 2011I am the Light of the WorldJohn 8:12-30Jamey Lee
Mar 19, 2011Truth Will Set You FreeJohn 8:31-38Jamey Lee
Mar 26, 2011Origin of our ProblemsJohn 8:39-59Jamey Lee
Apr 2, 2011Sight for the blindJohn 9:1-12Jamey Lee
Apr 9, 2011Blindness for those who can seeJohn 9:13-41Jamey Lee
Apr 16, 2011I am the Good ShepherdJohn 10:1-39Jamey Lee
Apr 23, 2011I am the Resurrection and the LifeJohn 11:1-27Jamey Lee
Apr 30, 2011Lazarus is Alive!John 11:28-44Jamey Lee
May 7, 2011Jesus the Out-lawJohn 11:45-57Sandra Leatherwood Clay
Mar 23, 2013Passion of the ChristJohn 12:1-8Jamey Lee
May 21, 2011King on a CrossJohn 12:9-26Jamey Lee
May 28, 2011Children of LightJohn 12:27-50Jamey Lee
Jun 4, 2011I wish I was SpecialJohn 13:1-17Jamey Lee
Jun 11, 2011I wish people didn’t let me downJohn 13:18-38Jamey Lee
Jun18, 2011I wish the world revolved around meJohn 14:1-7Jamey Lee
Jun 25, 2011I wish I could have whatever I wantJohn 14:8-14Jamey Lee
Jul 2, 2011You are not AloneJohn 14:15-26Jamey Lee
Jul 9, 2011Alien PeaceJohn 14:27-31Jamey Lee
Jul 16, 2011Alien AbidingJohn 15:1-11Jamey Lee
Jul 23, 2011SuperfriendsJohn 15:12-17Jamey Lee
Jul 30, 2011Aliens SufferJohn 15:18-16:4Jamey Lee
Aug 6, 2011Three-time ConvictionJohn 16:5-33Jamey Lee
Aug 13, 2011In the world not of the worldJohn 17:1-26Jamey Lee
Aug 20, 2011Bodies Hit the FloorJohn 18:1-11Jamey Lee
Aug 27, 2011Peter's RelapseJohn 18:12-27Jamey Lee
Sep 3, 2011Jesus & PoliticsJohn 18:28-19:16Jamey Lee
Sep 10, 2011Good FridayJohn 19:17-37Jamey Lee
Sep 17, 2011Rescue me from Despair: Running Down HopeJohn 20:1-18Jamey Lee
Sep 24, 2011Rescue me from Drought: Breath of Fresh AirJohn 20:19-23Jamey Lee
Oct 1, 2011Rescue me from Doubt: Doubting Thomas AnonymousJohn 20:24-30Jamey Lee
Oct 8, 2011Rescue me from my Day Job: Other side of the boatJohn 21:1-14Jamey Lee
Oct 15, 2011Rescue me from Denial: Peter goes to RehabJohn 21:15-25Jamey Lee