Sermon Audio Archive

Jacob's Well

|

Thumbnail image for The Well - Profile Pic.jpg

Jacob's Well is a modern worship service designed to deepen spiritual understanding and refresh the soul. We have a few simple goals; to reflect a contemporary and substantive musical worship style, to provide a forum of deep study where we embrace a humble orthodoxy (a phrase coined by New Attitude), to connect people in authentic, caring, and prayerful community and to consume copious amounts of espresso, deserts, and the occasional feast.

Join us October 7, November 4, and December 2nd for food at 5pm and a worship service starting at 6.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Matthew Morken.

April 15th 2012 - The End is Near

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Thumbnail image for The Well - Profile Pic.jpgA story needs a beginning, a middle, and an end. The end is really the most important part of the story. It is why the beginning and the middle exist. Jesus spends some crucial final moments with his closest friends because he knows that the end is near.

Download: jw-talk-20120415.mp3

April 1st 2012 - The Grim Reality of The Last Days

|
Thumbnail image for The Well - Profile Pic.jpg
And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!" And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."

Text: Mark 13

March 25th 2012 - The Temple Teachings

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Thumbnail image for The Well - Profile Pic.jpgTaxes, resurrection, the greatest commandment, King David, and a poor widow? Could there be any possible relationship between these seemingly random snippets from Jesus while he teaches in the temple courtyard? Jesus is pushing old categories above and beyond what was ever thought before. The old is giving birth to something new.

Download: jw-talk-20120325.mp3

March 4th 2012 - Judge Jesus

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Thumbnail image for The Well - Profile Pic.jpgJudgment is good, especially when Jesus is the one judging. Jesus' judgments always come with an invitation to trust him for something better. Until the final judgment, no judgment is final. The judgment of the temple was simultaneously an invitation to something (someone) better than the temple.

Download: jw-talk-20120304.mp3

February 19th 2012 - Humble Servant And Celebrated King

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

There's no contradiction between humble servant and sovereign king. Scripture teaches us that Jesus is both. Humiliation is compatible with exaltation. For Jesus humility did not squash authority or determination. He was fully surrendered to his Father's will. This meant obeying his Father and laying down his life as a ransom for sin. 

Download: jw-talk-20120219.mp3

February 12th 2012 - Childlikeness For The Kingdom of God

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

The mission of Jesus from the very start has been usher in the kingdom of God. The kingdom looks like a family. God is the dad. Jesus is the older brother along with born-again siblings, children who believe in him who also now call God their dad. In this family, the dad freely loves and gives sacrificially to his children. He loves them with an unfailing and steadfast love. Families on earth exist to mirror God's family. 

Download: jw-talk-20120212.mp3

January 29th 2012 - Jesus Came to Abolish What Exactly?

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

"Jesus came to abolish religion." There are many ways in which that statement is absolutely true. But use Jesus words and Jesus categories and you'll do better. Otherwise you put yourself in danger of making Jesus be against things he is not against and it just plain confuses people. So what did Jesus come to abolish?


January 22nd 2012 - Truth, Love, and the Sanctity of Life

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

An estimated 50 million abortions have been performed in the US since 1973's Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. An estimated 22% of all pregnancies today end in abortion. Approximately 1 in 3 women today have had at least one abortion.We need to be able to think clearly about what God has revealed and then radically love those that God brings into our lives.


Download: jw-talk-20120122.mp3

January 15th 2012 - A New Direction

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Jesus takes his ministry in an unexpected direction in middle of Mark's gospel. He announces that he must suffer, and die, and be raised. This is not a prediction of the future. He is announcing to them (and to us) the plan.

Text: Mark 8:31-9:29

Download: grace-sermon-20120115.mp3

December 11th 2011 - Who Do You Say That I Am?

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Keeping "Christ" in Christmas is good. Remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season is nice too. However, at this crucial point in the gospel of Mark, we see that what really matters is that Jesus is the Christ.

Text: Mark 8:1-30 

December 4th 2011 - Relating to Jesus

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

"Christianity is not a religion, it's a relationship," they say. Yeah, but it's a relationship with a guy who calls women dogs and grabs people by the tongue. How does that sound?

Text: Mark 7:24-37 

November 20th 2011 - Stop Pretending!

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

People can spend their entire lives behind the curtain of traditionalism. It looks serious and spiritual and godly. A person's entire identity can be wrapped up in traditionalism. It can be as blinding as it is alluring. Jesus' message to those who are caught in traditionalism is, "Stop pretending!" He's pulling back the curtain and literally exposing the heart.

Text: Mark 7:1-23 

November 13th 2011 - Schooled By Jesus

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

The disciples are in for a little schooling. The lesson is not "Believe in yourself, discover your inner power, and you'll do great things." The lesson Jesus is teaching them is "apart from me you can do nothing."

Text: Mark 6:30-56

Download: jw-talk-20111113.mp3

November 6th 2011 - Rejection, Decapitation and You

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Mockery and unbelief is only the mild end of the rejection spectrum. On the extreme end of the spectrum there is imprisonment, decapitation, and death. Mark is trying to show us that Jesus is making his move from one end of the rejection spectrum to the other and he's bringing his disciples with him.

Text: Mark 6:1-29

Download: jw-talk-20111106.mp3

October 30th 2011 - From Fear to Faith

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

We come to Jesus with our own expectations, agendas, and timetables. Jesus has his own agenda, his own priorities, and his own timetable. It can be a little scary letting Jesus do things his way. Such are the lessons of faith. In the end, Jesus' way proves to be better.

Text: Mark 5:21-43

Download: jw-talk-20111030.mp3

October 16th 2011 - Farming and The Kingdom of God

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

We can easily forget Jesus' kingdom building plan and replace it with our own strategy. The disciples do not have a lot of time to be with Jesus and learn directly from him. He wants to make sure they are getting it. What is the secret to Jesus' kingdom building strategy again? Remember...farming.

Text: Mark 4:1-34

Download: jw-talk-20111016.mp3

October 9th 2011 - Jesus The Polarizer

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Jesus is laying down the gauntlet of his kingdom priorities and the reactions are increasingly polarized. His agenda is taking over. Some love it. Some hate it. No one is indifferent to what Jesus is up to.

Text: Mark 3

Download: jw-talk-20111009.mp3

October 2nd 2011 - The Kingdom of God vs. The Kingdom of Man

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

There is only one kingdom where God is ultimate and that is the kingdom that Jesus represents. Everything else is the "kingdom of man" in some form or another. Tonight we will see these two kingdoms come into conflict.

Text: Mark 2:13-28

Download: jw-talk-20111002.mp3

September 25th 2011 - A Kingdom On The Move

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

The best four words you will ever hear: "Your sins are forgiven." These words are the gospel call of the kingdom of God. As many needs and hurts and sicknesses that exist in our lives and around the world, none surpass the need to have our sins forgiven.

Text: Mark 1:21-2:12

Download:jw-talk-20110925.mp3

September 18th 2011 - Wake Up and Let's Roll!

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Everything is different now that the kingdom of God is here. It is morning and the sun is shining. Are you awake? Or are you still sleeping?

Text: Mark 1:1-20

Download: jw-talk-20110918.mp3

September 11th 2011 - An Encounter At The Well

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

The purpose of these gatherings is to have a "Jacob's Well" encounter with Jesus every Sunday night and the goal is worship.

Text: John 4:1-26

Download: jw-talk-20110911.mp3

May 8th 2011 - Romans 15

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download:jw-talk-20110508.mp3

March 6th 2011 - Romans 10

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download: jw-talk-20110306.mp3

January 23rd 2011 - Romans 8 (Part 1)

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download: jw-talk-20110123.mp3

January 16th 2011 - The Battle

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download: jw-talk-20110116.mp3

December 12th 2010

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download: jw-talk-20101212.mp3

December 5th 2010

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download: jw-talk-20101205.mp3

November 21st 2010

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download: jw-talk-20101121.mp3

November 14th 2010

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download: jw-talk-20101114.mp3

November 7th 2010

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.


Download: jw-talk-20101107.mp3

October 31st 2010

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

jw-talk-20101031.mp3

October 24th 2010 - Romans 3: Problem Solved

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download:

October 17th 2010 - Romans 3: But God...

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20101017.mp3

October 10th 2010 - Romans 2: No Excuses

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20101010.mp3

May 2nd 2010 - Ecclesiastes

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20100502.mp3

April 25th 2010 - God Has Done It

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20100425.mp3

April 18th 2010 - Ecclesiastes (Part 2)

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20100418.mp3

February 21st 2010 - Wisdom and Sex

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20100221.mp3

January 31st 2010 - The Virtue of Friendship

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

jw-talk-20100131.mp3

January 17th 2010 - God Is In Control and We Are Responsible

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Proverbs affirms that God controls everything in our lives AND we must make plans. To be wise is to equally hold these two truths.

Download: jw-talk-20100117.mp3

December 6th 2009 - Wise Words

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20091206.mp3

November 22nd 2009 - Money, Money, Money

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Money can be good. Loving money more than Jesus is not good.

Download: jw-talk-20091122.mp3

November 15th 2009 - A Wise Perspective on Money

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Give me neither poverty nor riches. Proverbs takes a much more wise and balanced approach to money than most think.

Download: jw-talk-20091115.mp3

November 8th 2009 - Wisdom, Work and Money

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

It is okay to make money and you should think about money correctly when deciding what to do for work.

Download: jw-talk-20091108.mp3

November 1st 2009 - What Should I Do For Work?

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Pastor Lance looks into the Bible and assigns everyone a great career.

Download: jw-talk-20091018.mp3

October 18th 2009 - Humility and a Teachable Spirit

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Part of being humble is being teachable.

Download: jw-talk-20091018.mp3

October 11th 2009 - Pride and Humility

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

If you want to be wise, pride needs to be replaced with humility.

Download: jw-talk-20091011.mp3

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

More discussion from Proverbs 1 on the word fear and how we are to rightly fear God in order to be wise.

Download: jw-talk-20091004.mp3

September 27th 2009 - Fearing God and the Beginning of Wisdom

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

A discussion on the word fear and how we are to rightly fear God in order to be wise.

Download: jw-talk-20090927.mp3

September 20th, 2009 - The pursuit of Godly wisdom

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

The importance of pursuing Godly wisdom; an introduction to the book of Proverbs

Download: jw-talk-20090920.mp3

JW 5/10/09 - Psalm 119

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090510.mp3

JW 5/03/09 - The Power of Song

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090503.mp3

JW 4/26/09 - Gospel Fear

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090426.mp3

JW 4/05/09 - Real Happiness

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090405.mp3

JW 3/29/09 - Questions on Cursings

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090329.mp3

JW 3/22/09 - Psalm 145

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090322.mp3

JW 3/01/09 - Psalm 139

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090301.mp3

JW 2/22/09 - Psalm 103

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090222.mp3

JW 2/08/09 - Psalm 73

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090208.mp3

JW 1/18/09 - Psalm 23

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20090118.mp3

JW 12/07/08 - Psalm 19

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20081207.mp3

JW 11/23/08 - Psalm 8

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20081123.mp3

JW 11/16/08 - Psalm 1

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20081116.mp3

JW 11/09/08 - Psalms & Proverbs Intro

|

Get the Flash Player to listen to this sermon audio.

Download: jw-talk-20081109.mp3