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Now displaying: 2020
Dec 20, 2020

Magnify’s annual Candlelight Christmas Service, celebrating the birth of the Savior King.

Dec 14, 2020

At the start of King David’s reign, examples of honor and dishonor show how David's kingdom was established. Using 2 Samuel 1:17-27, Matt Zainea shows how honoring God and honoring people allows us to participate in God’s kingdom work.

Dec 6, 2020

Matt Zainea uses 1 Samuel 18:1-9 and the lives of Saul, his son Jonathan and David to show us how we can choose between the path of envy or the path of peace.

Nov 29, 2020

What does it look like to be a person after God’s own heart? Matt Zainea looks at the anointing of King David from 1 Samuel 17:41-49 as an example of character desired by God.

Nov 22, 2020

How does the example of Saul speak to what God desires of our giving? Using 1 Samuel 15, Matt Zainea describes how our obedience shows our love.

Nov 19, 2020

The sons of Eli the High Priest show us what barren worship can look like from 1 Samuel 4:10-22. Matt Zainea uses these examples to challenge us to examine how we are honoring God and others.

Nov 8, 2020

By looking at the story of Hannah and the birth of Samuel from 1 Samuel 5:1-20, Matt Zainea shows how the unfailing love of God can help us persevere through any season of barrenness.

 

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Nov 2, 2020

How the Trinity relates to each other can shed light on how we can love others well, especially our spouses. Using verses from Ephesians 5, Gary Heim speaks practically on how to seek the best for the other.

 

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Oct 29, 2020

How does God’s oneness apply to marriage? Gary Heim talks about the marriage relationship imaging God, and how we can work from hurt to harmony in our relationships.

 

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Oct 14, 2020

Is it possible to be light in what can feel like the darkness of current politics? Matt Zainea uses an example from the book of Mark to discuss what it means to be light in our every day lives, and the implications in the political arena.

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Oct 5, 2020

Caring in the midst of a pandemic can be daunting. Matt Zainea has a conversation with guests Mike Post (a health care professional) and Kevin Shuneson (an elementary teacher) to show how bringing light can happen in practical, meaningful ways.

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Sep 28, 2020

Instead of grumbling or disputing, the church is called to be a light, especially during a pandemic. Matt Zainea explores how we can humbly move towards others with Christ as our example.

 

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Sep 21, 2020

How does the Gospel influence the issue of racism? Matt Zainea and Alton Hardy explore what it looks like to think biblically and engage in our community by being light in the darkness.

 

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Sep 14, 2020

Instead of grumbling or complaining, the church is called to be a light. Matt Zainea begins a new series by talking about how to think biblically about racism.

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Sep 8, 2020

How are sloth and destruction related? Through Proverbs, Matt Zainea completes the Ashes to Beauty series by calling us to diligence in Loving God and those around us.

 

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Sep 4, 2020

Baptism takes someone from false life through symbolic death into true life. Matt Zainea shares more about what the Bible says about baptism and the joy we can experience through it.

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Aug 23, 2020

The unifying message of Colossians 3:11 was radical when first heard in the context of the early church. It is no less applicable today as we work through questions of justice and reconciliation in our country. Matt Zainea and special guest Alton Hardy talk together about the power of the Gospel to heal.

Aug 17, 2020

Whether you are single, dating, engaged, married, or widowed - we all struggle with lusting for things that don’t belong to us. Isaac Bronkema encourages us to find the power through Christ to break free from our love-affair with sin as he teaches from Proverbs 5 and Romans 13.

 

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Aug 9, 2020

Though most commonly associated with food, gluttony takes on many forms in our lives. Matt Zainea uses Proverbs and an example from the book of Acts to invite us to moderation and gratitude instead of over-consumption.

 

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Aug 3, 2020

Does choosing patience instead of anger seem impossible? By looking at the promises in Revelation, Matt Zainea shares how we can move into the rhythms of patience as an act of trust in God.

 

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Jul 27, 2020

What’s going on inside when our anger rises to the surface? By looking at the Proverbs and the story of Peter’s denial, Matt Zainea unpacks choosing patience instead of wrath.

 

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Jul 19, 2020

How are envy and rotting bones related? Matt Zainea explains by looking at verses from the books of Proverbs and Acts, and tells how we can move from envy (what’s next) to gratitude (who’s next).

 

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Jul 17, 2020

In our brokenness, much of what we do is motivated by envy. Matt Zainea talks about how envy can rob us of the joy of gratitude by looking at a story from the book of Matthew.

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Jul 6, 2020

What is God up to when He allows frustration and pain in our lives? Stu Quackenbush shows us how Psalm 131 can help us find true contentment.

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Jul 1, 2020

How does Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan show us how to combat greed? Matt Zainea takes another look at how trust in God can move us from Greed to Charity.

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