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Living in the Reality of the Risen Christ

July 4, 2021 • Don Pearson

Through the prophet Malachi, God speaks to the people of Israel about their giving and faithfulness. Don Pearson discusses how we can apply these messages to our lives as we wait for Christ to return.

Hope in the Midst of Ruin

June 27, 2021 • Don Pearson

Don Pearson 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.


June 20, 2021 • Don Pearson

What does faith look like when life doesn’t make sense? Don Pearson uses texts from the prophet Habakkuk to discuss the mysteries of suffering and the promises of an all-knowing God.

Helpless Flourishing

June 13, 2021 • Don Pearson

In times of uncertainty it can be difficult to know how to move. Don Pearson 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.

Helpless Worship

June 6, 2021 • Don Pearson

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, Don Pearson discusses what the book of Isaiah says about our worship.

Brother's Keeper

May 30, 2021 • Don Pearson

As a culture, we love to make a name for ourselves—instead, how can we lift each other up? Using the book of Obadiah, Don Pearson shares how we are called to use our voices to be our “brother’s keeper.”

Forward Together

May 23, 2021 • Matt Zainea

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.


May 16, 2021 • Ray Sabon

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.

Open the Floodgates

May 9, 2021 • Don Pearson

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? Don Pearson shares the vision from Amos 5:21-24 on how this shift in focus impacts justice and mercy in our communities.

The Heart of Justice

May 2, 2021 • Don Pearson

From Micah 6:8 we are told to "do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.” Don Pearson explores the themes of the book of Micah and shares what biblical justice looks like for today.

A Feast for Lepers

April 25, 2021 • Don Pearson

From 2 Kings 6:24-7:9, Don Pearson 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.

River of Faith

April 18, 2021 • Don Pearson

From the story of Elisha and the Syrian General Naaman in 2 Kings 5, Don Pearson discusses what it looks like to live by faith in the day-to-day.

Wisdom of Mercy

April 11, 2021 • Don Pearson

Through the story of the prophet in Jonah 1:1-10, Don Pearson 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 Long Will You Waver?

March 21, 2021 • Don Pearson

How can you choose to obey God in your worship, relationships and giving? From 1 Kings 17:1-7 Don Pearson discusses the question of Elijah to the people of God, and the relevance of Elijah’s question for us today.

The Cry of the Prophets

March 14, 2021 • Don Pearson

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 Don Pearson shares how we need the message of the prophets today just as much as the people of Israel did then.