The smaller New Testament letters deal with big issues. Through the book of Philemon, Matt Zainea explores how we are called to not just forgive as God has forgiven us, but also work toward reconciliation in our relationships.
Through the prophet Malachi, God speaks to the people of Israel about their giving and faithfulness. Matt Zainea discusses how we can apply these messages to our lives as we wait for Christ to return.
Matt Zainea uses passages from Ezekiel to help us understand the depth of our sin. Yet there is hope. God promises that if we seek Him, He will replace our hard hearts with soft hearts to love Him and others better.
What does faith look like when life doesn’t make sense? Matt Zainea uses texts from the prophet Habakkuk to discuss the mysteries of suffering and the promises of an all-knowing God.
In times of uncertainty it can be difficult to know how to move. Matt Zainea shares how the message of the prophet Jeremiah and the words of Jesus help us seek the good, true and beautiful even during hard times.
The prophet Isaiah was sent to four different kings, and each of them had a different posture towards God. Looking through the lens of these four kings, Matt Zainea discusses what the book of Isaiah says about our worship.
Through His word, God has given promises to people of the Bible and to us today. Using texts from Genesis to Revelation, Matt Zainea casts a vision for movement as individuals and as the church when we truly believe God’s promises.
As a culture, we love to make a name for ourselves—instead how can we lift each other up? Using the book of Obadiah, Gary Heim shares how we are called to use our voices to be our “brother’s keeper.”
Have you felt discouraged by circumstances in your life being less than what you hoped? From Haggai 1:1-11, Steve High shares God’s invitation to consider His loving pursuit and His provision of a hopeful future when we seek Him first.
What if instead of being focused on what’s next in purchases or achievements, we focused on who’s next and how we might care for others? Matt Zainea shares the vision from Amos 5:21-24 on how this shift in focus impacts justice and mercy in our communities.
From Micah 6:8 we are told to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.” Matt Zainea explores the themes of the book of Micah and shares what biblical justice looks like for today.
From 2 Kings 6:24-7:9, Matt Zainea shares the story of the good news received by a group of unlikely recipients, and talks about an exciting way to share the good news we’ve received within our various circles.
From the story of Elisha and the Syrian General Naaman in 2 Kings 5, Matt Zainea discusses what it looks like to live by faith in the day to day.
What does it take to become a disciple of Jesus? With examples from Jesus’ ministry, Lead Pastor Matt Zainea and members from Magnify’s Easter production show how celebrating the Resurrection and celebrating people work together.
Stories in the Bible and our own lives provide plenty of examples of choosing paths that seem right, but in the end lead to death (Proverbs 14:12). Ben Phebus shares how repentance can lead us back to the path of life.
Through the story of the prophet in Jonah 1:1-10, Matt Zainea discusses how anger can block us from showing mercy. We can look to Jesus as an example of how to be motivated by mercy when interacting with others.
How can you choose to obey God in your worship, relationships and giving? From 1 Kings 17:1-7 Matt Zainea discusses the question of Elijah to the people of God, and the relevance of Elijah’s question for us today.
Within the context of a divided kingdom of Israel enter the prophets, calling the people back to God. Using text from Hosea 1:1-11 Matt Zainea shares how we need the message of the prophets today just as much as the people of Israel did then.
How do we grasp for control in our lives? Taking examples from the beginning of the divided kingdom in 1 Kings 11:41-43, Matt Zainea discusses a life-giving alternative to a power-hungry worldview.
If a wise man like Solomon can fall from wisdom, how can we keep from falling into idolatry, especially in the areas of our sexuality? From 1 Kings 11:1-8 Matt Zainea shows what it can look like to flourish in God’s design and grace.
Is it possible to cut through the noise of everyday life to acquire wisdom? By looking at Proverbs 1:1-7 Matt Zainea explores what it can look like to pursue godly wisdom with passion.
From 1 Kings 1:1-18, Matt Zainea shares about the beginning of Solomon’s reign, how his throne is established in wisdom and how we can apply wisdom in our daily lives.
Using texts from 2 Samuel, Matt Zainea explores David’s indebtedness to God and how that affects his worship, even when David’s life and family unravel into chaos.
After David’s affair with Bathsheba, he wrote Psalm 51. Matt Zainea explores David’s prayer for a clean heart and explains how we too can use the Psalms to both express and renew our hearts in prayer with our Father.