No one desires suffering. Yet, to remain faithful through adversity is to identify with Jesus. Using text from 1 Corinthians 11, Matt Zainea explores the connection between suffering and communion.
All Scripture is relevant to our life, even when it doesn’t feel relevant. Using the topic of headcoverings, Matt Zainea explores the importance of orderly worship in 1 Corinthians 11.
Who do you imitate? Who imitates you? This Vision Sunday, Matt Zainea reminds us that through the power of the Holy Spirit the kingdom of Jesus Christ spreads from generation to generation through willing people.
What is consuming your thought life? Your time? Your energy? Your money? Matt Zainea encourages us to ask these questions and identify if idolatry has replaced the one, true God in our lives.
Everyone loves to be right. But does that hinder our ability to represent Jesus? Matt Zainea challenges us to put aside pride and surrender our rights to advance the good news of Jesus Christ.
Do your words, actions and habits point those around you to Jesus Christ? Continuing in Corinthians, Matt Zainea helps us navigate the challenges of discernment when Scripture isn't perfectly clear.
What distractions keep you from serving Christ? Whether married or single, we are called to the same mission. Continuing in Corinthians, Ben Phebus calls us to lay aside distractions and shift our priorities.
Should Christ followers care about sexual purity? Should their lives be marked by countercultural beliefs and practices? Using Corinthians 6 -7, Matt Zainea challenges us to flee sexual sin and to cling to our union with Christ.
Why do we look for life among pursuits and pleasures that lead to death? This Resurrection Sunday, Matt Zainea challenges us to ask this question and points us to abundant life that can only be found in the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ.
With great intensity and affection, Jesus Christ willingly went to the cross on behalf of sinners. As we begin Passion week, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, Matt Zainea walks us through Jesus’ journey to the cross and invites us to reflect and repent.
What do you love? We naturally can’t help but talk about what we love. Using text from Luke 15, Steve Welch encourages us to consider what Jesus Christ has done and to share this wonderful, good news with those around us.
What is the role of the church in settling conflict between Christ followers? Continuing in Corinthians, Matt Zainea helps answer that question and challenges us to always seek reconciliation.
What should the church do when blatant sin causes division? Matt Zainea walks us through the challenge of guarding holiness while maintaining a disposition of grace and peace.
Are you ruled by self-deception? Is your life characterized by self-importance and superiority? Matt Zainea gives a gentle warning and reminds us that we can only be merciful through the living power of God.
Do you only see what you want to see? When it comes to our own sin we often refuse to see the truth. Using text from Corinthians 3, Matt Zainea challenges us to face our sin and see the goodness of Christ’s mercy.
Are you acting like a child? Is pride keeping you spiritually immature? Matt Zainea discusses how humility and Jesus Christ are the foundation for growth and the role God plays in it.
We all have that “natural” friend; organic produce, non-toxic products, and home cooked meals. Corinthians has a lot to say about the natural person and it’s not what you think. Using text from Corinthians, Matt Zainea makes the distinction between the natural person and the spiritual person.
The message of the cross seems foolish to some, but to others it is the ultimate display of God’s wisdom and power. Matt Zainea encourages us to consider that godly wisdom, humility, and repentance stand in stark contrast to the wisdom our world has to offer.
The Word of God is clear, followers of Jesus must bring life and light into darkness. As we celebrate Sanctity of Life Sunday, Matt Zainea and Colleen Geisel will show us how to put love into action.
Are you a person of peace or a person of discord? Using 1 Corinthians, Matt Zainea reminds us that dealing with division may be hard work but as followers of Jesus we are called to actively pursue unity.
What do the ancient Corinthian church and you have in common? More than you think. Kicking off our new series on 1 Corinthians, Matt Zainea offers insight into Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and why it still matters today.
Are you tired? Are you constantly trying to do better, but find yourself failing? Using text from 2 Corinthians Isaac Bronkema encourages us to rest in this truth; Christ alone is the author of transformation and the great sanctifier of his people.
Have you vowed to eat better or exercise more in the New Year? Using text from Act 2, Matt Zainea invites us to consider a different kind of resolution, one of life-changing transformation through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ, God in flesh, came to dwell among us. This Christmas, Matt Zainea points us to the amazing reality that the birth of Jesus is cause for celebration everyday of the year.
What is Christmas for? What is its ultimate purpose? Concluding our series in John, Matt Zainea explains how Jesus’ final conversation with Peter gives us the answer.