When Jesus turned water to wine at a wedding, it marked the beginning of His ministry. Matt Zainea discusses the significance of why John started with this story, what it means, and what it means for us today.
What does it mean to be called by God? By looking at when Jesus called His disciples in the book of John, Matt Zainea explores calling as both a vocation and as a part of Christ’s church.
What do we do when we encounter confusion or doubt on our faith journey? From John 1 Matt Zainea explores the life of John the Baptist and what the Bible has to say about times of confidence and times of confusion.
What does grace upon grace mean? From John 1 Matt Zainea explores the incredible gifts God has given to us, and how focusing on God's grace might impact the ways we live.
What does it mean to be children of God? Matt Zainea uses texts from John and other New Testament books to explore the benefits of grace and the responsibility of being in God’s family.
Does it ever seem like darkness is winning? By looking at who the Bible says Jesus is and at His amazing creation, Matt Zainea shares from John 1 that Jesus is the Light, and that the Light will not be overcome by darkness.
Who is Jesus to you? In this new series on the book of John, Matt Zainea asks us to consider how we try to make Jesus fit into our ideas of who He is instead of who the Bible says He is.
From Matthew 28:16-20, Pastor Alton Hardy from Urban Hope Community Church in Alabama wraps up the Home[Work] series on relationships and communication with a look at the Great Commission.
Why did God give us children? Matt Zainea uses Ephesians 6:1-4 to discuss the challenges and joys of parenting, and uses a Biblical lens to encourage parents in their important, God-given role.
God designed our relationships to be life-giving, but because of the fall they are broken. Matt Zainea uses Ephesians 5 to describe how we can grow in our awareness of sinful tendencies as we also grow in pursuit of what God wants for us.
How do pride and fear affect our communication with those around us? Using text from Proverbs, Matt Zainea explores how we might move with humility by listening and loving well.
Our relationships are broken, and often our words contribute to the mess. In the start of this new series, Matt Zainea uses Proverbs 18:20-21 to discuss how we can restore our relationships through reflection, repentance and the help of the Spirit.
How does a biblical understanding of work contribute to life for yourself and those around you? Using text from 2 Thessalonians, Matt Zainea examines the importance of the work we do and how we do it.
What does it mean to be baptized, and why do we believe in it? Issac Bronkema and Tate Radaz explore the mysteries of baptism from Romans 6, and call us to celebrate what Christ has done for us.
The short book of Jude delivers a powerful message about our desires and our beliefs. Matt Zainea talks us through how we can keep ourselves in the love of God in the midst of a culture where being ruled by our desires can be paramount.
How can God’s love for us motivate our desire to know more about Him? From the book of 2 John, Isaac Bronkema discusses our call to be watchful of what is false while striving to love God and love others.
What does it mean to experience the love of God? Steve High uses texts from 1 John to highlight how high and long and wide and deep God’s love is for us.
What kind of attitude does the Bible say we should have regarding our salvation? From the book of 1 John, Matt Zainea discusses the words of the disciple who walked with Jesus and what it means to walk in the light.
From 2 Peter 1:3-11, Matt Zainea discusses what it means to become partakers of the divine nature, and how this understanding can influence our daily lives.
2 Peter 1:3-11
What is the role of Christ-followers in relation to the government? Matt Zainea uses the book of 1 Peter and the example of Jesus to discuss what living within the truth looks like.
1 Peter 2:13-17
In the second week of this series, Matt Zainea explores Peter's writings on disunity, and how the church of today must include unity as an essential ingredient to our testimony and witness to those around us.
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.