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.
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.
What does it look like to bring life to those around us? Matt Zainea uses 2 Samuel 11-12 to discuss how we can act responsibly to create, protect and advance life in all settings.
Magnify’s annual Candlelight Christmas Service, celebrating the birth of the Savior King.
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.