Godflix 3: The Book of Life - 08.23.2015

August 25, 2015

Everyone’s story is written in The Book of Life.  Or so the voice of Ice Cube tells us in this visually stunning animated film set against the backdrop of the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.  When this funny, yet endearing tale of love and friendship dips down into the underworld, it brings up tricky questions about how to remember our past without letting it enslave our future, and how to write our own stories while helping other people write theirs.   


Godflix 2: Selma - 08.16.2015

August 16, 2015

Godflix 2 - Selma (August 16): Selma is the story of a movement of people, led by Martin Luther King Jr., who believed that love and dignity is not just for some. Through the discipline of nonviolence, the stories of liberation and love in the Bible, and a patient and active hope, mountains were moved. How can we as Jacob’s Well keep moving those mountains of racism and misunderstanding? Let’s work at it together.


Godflix 1: The Imitation Game - 08.09.2015

August 9, 2015
Godflix 1 - The Imitation Game (August 9): One of my favorite JW-isms is "God doesn't play games." This powerful movie about the life of WWII code-breaker Alan Turing made me think maybe God does play a game, a very different game and plays it wholeheartedly. Not only are we all invited to play, but it is urgent that we do so. What if we stopped playing our imitation games and went all in on the game we are made for? Rent it at Redbox or stream on-line. But don't worry if you haven't seen it before Sunday. I'll fill you in without spoiling it for you! Tim Frantzich will be leading music this Sunday, and he even wrote a song to go along with the message...don't miss it!  ~Melissa

More resources to Sunday's message, including the outline, can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers

God: Cosmic Enforcer or Composer? - 08.02.2015

August 2, 2015

Have you ever noticed the mismatch between the idea of God creating a universe of overwhelming variety and expanse being the same God who is preoccupied with telling you what you can do and can't do? Well, a lot of your friends and neighbors have and it's partly why they don't have the time of day for God. This message digs into the God of Possibilities because it just makes more sense and because we need them! And frankly it's what the Bible shows us. 

This message by Pastor Greg Meyer was recorded at an outdoor service at Minnehaha Falls.