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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
How do you view your life? Do you gravitate toward viewing it through a lens of scarcity? Or do you see abundance leading toward generosity? This week in part 3 of our Ashes to Beauty series, Matt Zainea talks about how charity opens our hands to give, when we take the focus off of ourselves.