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Free Money: Shame Busters

Free Money: Shame Busters

February 27, 2017

Should churches be groups that talk about money? Jesus sure talked a lot about it. Maybe rather than adding to the shame churches can deconstruct shame and helping us work together to use the money that's been entrusted to us to help shape the world around us in life-giving shame-free ways. 

Free Money (Week 3)

Free Money (Week 3)

February 27, 2017

February 26 – FREE MONEY (WOW) from what you have to do, so that it is free for what you want to do. Did that make any sense? Let’s try it another way: The “Wow” of your money is that it can not only pay the bills and afford you some nice things, but it can help you shape the world more like you sense the  world should look. We don’t get to this stage with our money easily, however. Let’s talk about what it takes and how it happens.

Links to the Message Outline and GroupLife Discussion Guide can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through some of the pieces of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

Why Do We Talk About Money?

Why Do We Talk About Money?

February 21, 2017

What's your least favorite subject to hear a pastor talk about? Well shave off some of the crazy fringes and money probably at least makes the short list. Greg Meyer and Chris Tripolino talk about why it is that we dive into the subject of money as a church regularly. 

Free Money (Week 2)

Free Money (Week 2)

February 19, 2017

February 19 – FREE MONEY would never solve all your problems. A budget and a get-out-of-debt plan would help, but they won’t entirely solve the problem either. That’s because it isn’t just about the money you have or don’t have, it’s about your unique story and predisposition towards it. You’ll need to come to grips with those before money will start serving you, instead of you dancing to its demands. It’s time to start setting yourself FREE from MONEY!

Links to the Message Outline and GroupLife Discussion Guide can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through some of the pieces of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

Free Money (Week 1)

Free Money (Week 1)

February 12, 2017

FREE MONEY sounds so tempting, and it should be, not because it would let you have enough, but because if you could free money from all the games you play with it you might just find a whole new perspective on life. From our years working and living together as a community one of the biggest problem areas we’ve noticed is money. It messes up just about everything. It’s time to talk and put money in it’s place so you can go on living.

Links to the Message Outline and GroupLife Discussion Guide can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through some of the pieces of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

Because it Hurts 3: Money - 09.20.2015

Because it Hurts 3: Money - 09.20.2015

September 21, 2015

Because it Hurts: Money How is it that the paper and metal with the dead presidents on them or the small plastic cards and the 1s and 0s they represent in some computer bank account can be the source of so many problems and pain in our lives? Money, whether you have none or a ton, can hurt – it can control us, disrupt us, and destruct us, but it doesn’t have to… Jesus talked about money all the time, not because he needed it for a jet, but because he knew that the people around him needed help with how they have a healthy relationship with it. Makes sense that we’d do the same as church together.

This Is Your Life - Week 4 - 02.1.2015

This Is Your Life - Week 4 - 02.1.2015

February 1, 2015

This Is Your Money.  This is about YOUR life, and whether you’ve ever thought about it or not, that means not letting your life be your money’s. It’s not as easy as you think to keep your money serving you rather than you serving it. It never has been, that’s why Jesus, Socrates, Confucius and others spent a lot of time talking about it. It’s time to take a good look at where it comes from, what it has to do with your life and what its purpose is.

March 23: Real & Ideal Finances

March 23: Real & Ideal Finances

March 23, 2014

There is a money trap we ALL get caught in. No mistaking it, the trap clamps shut on us with the belief that more is better and less is worse. Really? Then why does the billionaire still try to earn more money and the social worker making $21K goes home and loves life with her kids? ‘How much’ defines our unhealthy real and ideal financial situations, but what defines healthy real & ideal finances? And how do we get there? 

Broke: Doing it Right (Greg)

Broke: Doing it Right (Greg)

November 14, 2012

It's easy to be broke, but God doesn't want you to be. What God wants broke is the grip your money has on you. God never intended anyone's wealth and resources to be chains. God wants them to be blessings. Once you've broken those old chains and got your budget and debt under control it is time to focus on the positive task, the fun part: what all that money was there for in the first place! Just think about it, money that doesn't take you down, but to a whole new level! Jacob's Well information can be found at http://jacobs-well.net or Jacob's Well Minneapolis on Facebook Older messages (back to Pre-Christmas 2010) can be found in the archives at http://jacobswell.podbean.com

Broke: Getting Control Back (Melissa)

Broke: Getting Control Back (Melissa)

November 6, 2012

Does it seem like all you've been hearing about lately is the economy...the national budget, our state's budget, your own budget? Do you ever want to turn off all the noise? The belief that we don't have enough money controls much of the conversation, and too often much of our lives. We will talk about how a budget can help us reshape the conversation so we can budget with a focus on gratitude for the abundance we have. Jacob's Well information can be found at http://jacobs-well.net or Jacob's Well Minneapolis on Facebook Older messages (back to Pre-Christmas 2010) can be found in the archives at http://jacobswell.podbean.com

 
Broke: Breaking the Grip (Greg)

Broke: Breaking the Grip (Greg)

October 29, 2012

Time to talk about fixing what's broke. So how do you go about Breaking the Grip that money and stuff have on your life, and still function as a real person in a real world? It starts by knowing the score, realizing the deal you've got isn't in your favor and that you are more, in God's eyes, than a consumer. You'll be amazed.  And then you'll be ready to put unbroken pieces back together. Jacob's Well information can be found at http://jacobs-well.net or Jacob's Well Minneapolis on Facebook Older messages (back to Pre-Christmas 2010) can be found in the archives at http://jacobswell.podbean.com

Broke: What’s Broke? (Greg)

Broke: What’s Broke? (Greg)

October 23, 2012

Money's Grip on You: Not many people couldn't find a way to spend their whole year's salary in one week if they had the option. Not many people would be much happier if did. Life isn't about the money, but somehow we keep living as if it were. So before you go broke, it's time to break the grip of money on your life. As we move on in to fall and all the decisions and commitments we make during it, and before the Christmas madness sets in, we're going to take time to look at how money can serve us instead of control us. It's God stuff, in a lot of ways. Jacob's Well information can be found at http://jacobs-well.net or Jacob's Well Minneapolis on Facebook Older messages (back to Pre-Christmas 2010) can be found in the archives at http://jacobswell.podbean.com

Rally to Restore Sanity to Christmas: I won’t go broke (Peter, 2010-12-12)

Rally to Restore Sanity to Christmas: I won’t go broke (Peter, 2010-12-12)

December 12, 2010

"This Christmas, I WON'T GO BROKE!"  Let's take a hard look at why our spending so easily soars out of control during the holidays.  And this includes more than the presents we wrap up for our friends and families, it's also about the parties, the decorations, the year-end donation appeals and on and on.  If God comes into this world to shine a light on the things that really matter, then how can we keep all these expenses and commitments from blocking out the light? Let's explore some ways to let that light shine when we need it most.