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Thrive: Deeper

181 EpisodesProduced by ThriveToday.TV

An ongoing conversation with Dr Matthew Jacoby, author of the Thrive Bible reading guides, Senior Pastor, and leader of the Psalmist band Sons of Korah.Join us as we go deeper into the Bible, discussing the passages as we read them together with Thrive.

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180 Thrive Deeper: Ezekiel 33 -39

September 21st, 2023


Ezekiel chapters 33-39 convey a message of divine judgment, redemption, and the ultimate triumph of God's plan. They remind us of the importance of …

179 Thrive Deeper: Ezekiel 21 -32

September 7th, 2023


Ezekiel chapters 21-32 in the Bible are a collection of prophecies and messages delivered by the prophet Ezekiel. These chapters primarily focus on …

178 Thrive Deeper: Ezekiel 12 -20

August 24th, 2023


Ezekiel 12-20 Chapter 12:

  • Ezekiel symbolizes the people's exile by moving his belongings at night.
  • The exiles doubt the prophecies, but God confirms …

177 Thrive Deeper: Ezekiel 1-11

August 10th, 2023


In the midst of the Babylonian exile, Ezekiel, a prophet and captive in a foreign land, is chosen to bear witness to remarkable visions and profound messages. The initial vision paints a vivid tableau of a stormy …

176 Thrive Deeper: Jeremiah 41-52

July 27th, 2023


Jeremiah chapter 41 to 52, covers the period following the fall of Jerusalem, with a focus on the events that occurred in the aftermath of the city's …

175 Thrive Deeper: Jeremiah 34-40 + Lamentations

July 13th, 2023


The overall context of Jeremiah 33-40 is one of impending doom and captivity for the people of Judah, as well as the prophet Jeremiah's steadfast proclamation of God's judgment, restoration, and hope amidst challenging …

174 Thrive Deeper: Jeremiah Chapters 23-33

June 29th, 2023


In these chapters, Jeremiah confronts the false prophets who have been deceiving the people with their misleading words. He denounces their lies and condemns their actions, warning of the dire consequences that await …

173 Thrive Deeper: Jeremiah Chapters 16-22

June 15th, 2023


Judgment and Consequences: Jeremiah proclaims that God will bring upon them severe punishment, including famine, warfare, and exile, as a result of …

172 Thrive Deeper: Jeremiah Chapters 6-15

June 1st, 2023


In these chapters, Jeremiah speaks out against the wickedness and disobedience of the people of Judah. He warns them of the impending destruction and judgment that will befall them if they do not repent and turn back to …

171 Thrive Deeper: Habakkuk/Obadiah/Jeremiah 1-5

May 18th, 2023


The Book of Habakkuk is unique in that it is a dialogue between the prophet and God, rather than a collection of prophetic oracles. It deals with …

170 Thrive Deeper: Nahum & Zephaniah

May 4th, 2023


The Book of Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible. It consists of three chapters and is primarily concerned with the destruction of Nineveh (located in modern day Iraq), the capital of the …

169 Thrive Deeper: John Chapters 16-21

April 19th, 2023


Chapters 16-21 of the Gospel of John contain some of the most significant events in the life of Jesus Christ.

  • In Chapter 16, Jesus predicts his …

168 Thrive Deeper: John Chapters 11-15

April 6th, 2023


In John Chapters 11-15, we see Jesus' power over death as he raises Lazarus from the dead. He then arrives in Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover, where he teaches his disciples about his impending death and the …

167 Thrive Deeper: John Chapters 8-10

March 23rd, 2023


TIn John Chapters 8-10, Jesus confronts the Pharisees, who are trying to trap Him with questions. He tells them that He is the light of the world and …

166 Thrive Deeper: John Chapters 4-7

March 9th, 2023


John Chapters 4-7 focus on the interactions of Jesus with various people and groups, highlighting his teachings and miracles. In Chapter 4, Jesus …

165 Thrive Deeper: John 3

February 23rd, 2023


Overall, John Chapter 3 teaches about the need for spiritual rebirth through belief in Jesus, the love and salvation that God offers through his Son, …

164 Thrive Deeper: John 1-2

February 9th, 2023


The Gospel of John 1-2 is seen as a profound theological reflection on the nature of Jesus and his relationship to God. The central idea of these …

163 Thrive Deeper: Isaiah 40-66

January 26th, 2023


• We’ve seen Isaiah’s message of both Judgement and Hope for Jerusalem • Isaiah made it clear through his messages that the people of Israel and Jerusalem had rebelled against God, amongst other things they had …

162 Thrive Deeper: Isaiah 29-39

January 12th, 2023


Through Isaiah, God warned that he would bring military crisis and judgement upon Jerusalem. People were characterised by spiritual insensitivity, …

161 Thrive Deeper: Isaiah 13-28

December 29th, 2022


Isaiah Chapters 13-28 are focussed on Isaiah’s Judgment Speeches. These are not just judgements on Israel and Judah, but all the nations of the world and specifically those surrounding Israel and Judah at the time. God …

160 Thrive Deeper: Isaiah Chapters 1-12

December 14th, 2022


Isaiah 1-12 (740-700 BC) Isaiah the Prophet lived in Jerusalem in the last part of the 2 Kingdom period (Israel in the North and Judah in the South) and his prophetic word was directed to the leaders of Jerusalem and …

159 Thrive Deeper: Micah

December 8th, 2022


Micah was a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea – He prophesied mostly in Judah (but speaking to all Israel (North and South), across the reigns of 3 kings of Judah: Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. This book, much like Hosea …

158 Thrive Deeper: Hosea

November 24th, 2022


The book of Hosea is mostly written in the form of Hebrew poetry. Hosea actually means ‘Salvation’ in Hebrew. Hosea was a contemporary of Isaiah and …

157 Thrive Deeper: Jonah and Amos

November 10th, 2022


In this episode we cover the books of Jonah and Amos, both written about the same time period during the rule of Jeroboam 2 one of Israel’s worst …

156 Thrive Deeper: Galatians

October 27th, 2022


Written to Christians in the Roman province of Galatia. (In the center of modern Turkey). Capital of Galatia at the time was Ancyra. Written about …

155 Thrive Deeper: 2 Corinthians 10-13

October 13th, 2022


The Apostle Paul teaches about the spiritual war that the children of God are engaged in. He defends himself against those who oppose him. He …

154 Thrive Deeper: 2 Corinthians 1-9

September 29th, 2022


The church at Corinth had recently been struggling with divisions and quarrels which Paul had dealt with in his first letter. Now in this second …

153 Thrive Deeper: 1 Corinthians 13-16

September 15th, 2022


Love is the greatest gift of all. After Paul has said that the Corinthian church should eagerly desire the greater gifts, he then tells them what the …

152 Thrive Deeper: 1 Corinthians 8-12

August 31st, 2022


1 Corinthians 8-12 We cover an enormous amount of territory through these chapters as Paul unpacks so many of the issues facing the early Corinthian …

151 Thrive Deeper: 1 Corinthians 1-7

August 18th, 2022


1 Corinthians 1 – 7 Corinth was a vey strategic city – center for trade as a port city. Paul spent 18 months living in Corinth as a missionary, …

150 Thrive Deeper: 2 Kings 23:31 – 2 Kings 25:30

August 4th, 2022


Judah has reached the end of the road. The final 4 kings turned away from the exclusive worship of God that Josiah had practiced. In a series of attacks, Jerusalem is captured and totally destroyed and the people taken …

149 Thrive Deeper: 2 Kings 18-23:30

July 21st, 2022


Hezekiah When there was finally a Godly King in Judah – Hezekiah – they find themselves facing the greatest threat the nation had ever known – the attack of Assyria. Without adequate resources to defend Jerusalem, …

148 Thrive Deeper: 2 Kings 9 - 2 Kings 17

July 7th, 2022


Jehu – Israel (Northern Kingdom) - Anointed as King by Elisha in secret and given the task to destroy the house of Ahab. Jehu is the only king of the Northern Kingdom (Israel) to have been anointed Carried out God’s …

147 Thrive Deeper: 2 Kings 2 - 2 Kings 8

June 23rd, 2022


2 Kings 2 - 2 Kings 8 As we head into 2 Kings, we see Jehoshaphat become King of Judah (the southern Kingdom) and the writer states he ‘did what was right in the eyes of the Lord’ We’ll here more about Jehoshaphat as we …

146 Thrive Deeper: 1 Kings 17 - 2 Kings 2

June 9th, 2022


1 Kings 16 leading into 17 – we see the House of Omri take reign of Israel (the northern Kingdom) and his son Ahab. During Ahab’s 22 year reign he …

145 Thrive Deeper: 1 Kings 15-16

May 26th, 2022


In this episode of Thrive Deeper we continue our study through the Kings of Israel and Judah. We find the story of Asa in 1 Kings 15, starting in verse 9. We can also find more detail around his reign in 2 Chronicles …

144 Thrive Deeper:1 Kings 11 - 14

May 12th, 2022


Books of 1 and 2 Kings are shaped around 4 significant events:

  1. 967BC David's son Solomon united Israel and began to build the temple
  2. 931BC nation …

143 Thrive Deeper: Romans Chapters 12-16

May 5th, 2022


As we move into these last 5 chapters of Romans, the Theology that Paul has presented in Romans Chapter 1- 11, is what informs the actions we see …

142 Thrive Deeper: Romans Chapters 9-11

April 14th, 2022


Romans Chapters 9-11 In this episode Matt and Stu will discuss:

  1. The Gospel and the Intersection between Responsibility (Human) & Sovereignty God …

141 Thrive Deeper: Romans Chapter 8:18-39

March 31st, 2022

  • Life in the Spirit makes us able to understand and endure suffering in our current context.
  • Paul’s analysis of the present suffering and our future …

140 Thrive Deeper: Romans Chapters 7-8a

March 17th, 2022


In this episode Matt takes us through the first part of Chapter 8 – vs 1-17.

Paul’s letter to the Romans can be divided into three major parts: a …

139 Thrive Deeper: Romans Chapters 4-6

March 3rd, 2022


We continue in the book of Romans working through Chapters 4-6.

We cover: • The grace we receive because of God’s just faithfulness • Adams sin …

138 Thrive Deeper: Romans Chapters 1-3

February 17th, 2022


The book of Romans is the longest of the Apostle Paul's letters and is regarded by many people as his greatest. Romans contains Paul’s most complete …

137 Thrive Deeper: 1 Kings

February 4th, 2022


This week, Matt takes a look at 1st Kings as we close out the reign of David and he hands on the throne of Israel to Solomon his son. In this episode …

136 Thrive Deeper: 2nd Samuel

January 14th, 2022


This week, Matt takes a look at 2nd Samuel as we pick up again our journey through the books of 1 & 2 Samuel.

In this episode we cover a lot of …

134 Thrive Deeper: 1st Samuel 15 - 22

November 11th, 2021


1st Samuel Chapters 15 - 22: We see Israel's first king Saul slowly decend into a dark madness, while similtaneously we see a young annointed …

133 Thrive Deeper: 1st Samuel 8 - 14

October 28th, 2021


We continue through 1st Samuel: Chapter 8: Israel Requests a King & Samuel Warns against a Kingdom. Chapter 9: Saul Meets Samuel. Chapter 10: …

132 Thrive Deeper: 1st Samuel 1 - 7

October 14th, 2021


The book of 1st Samuel! Samuel the priest prophet and final judge - roughly 1100BC -1000BC The books of 1st and 2nd Samuel are not …

131 Thrive Deeper: Ruth

September 30th, 2021


RUTH! A great overview by The Bible Project

The 8th book of the Old Testament, during the time of the Judges. 1300 to 1200 BC Ruth is a "Moabitess" - what does that mean? Moab and Ammon were …

130 Thrive Deeper: Judges 6 - 21

September 16th, 2021


Hang on to your hats and grab a thermos! We have a longer than usual episode this fortnight! Matthew and DJ go through the book of Judges covering the major "judges": Gideon, Jephthah and Samson, before finally covering …

129 Thrive Deeper: Judges 1 - 5

September 2nd, 2021


JUDGES! The 7th book of Old Testament - 21 chapters. Covers around 350 years: 1380BC to around 1050BC Scholars don't know who the authors or who …

128 Thrive Deeper: Joshua 7 - 24

August 19th, 2021



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127 Thrive Deeper: Joshua 1 - 6

August 5th, 2021


Joshua or Yehoshua (1355-1245 BC) functioned as Moses' assistant in the books of Exodus and Numbers, and later succeeded Moses as leader of the Israelite tribes in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua. His name …

126 Thrive Deeper: Acts 21 - 28

July 22nd, 2021


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125 Thrive Deeper: Acts 16 - 20

July 9th, 2021


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THE BOOK OF ACTS - part 5 of 6.

Paul and Barnabas Separate

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124 Thrive Deeper: Acts 11 - 15

June 24th, 2021


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Acts 12 James Is Killed and Peter Is Imprisoned Peter’s Miraculous Escape from Prison The Death of Herod …

123 Thrive Deeper: Acts 8 - 10

June 10th, 2021


This fortnight Matthew and DJ go through three very important chapters of ACTS- plus they get a question from YOU! "In Acts 8 - Were they converted …

122 Thrive Deeper: Acts 3 - 7

May 27th, 2021


The Acts of the Apostles chapters 3 to 7. ACTS 3: Peter & John Heals a Crippled Beggar & Peter Preaches in the Temple. ACTS 4: Peter and John before the Council, The Believers Pray for Courage & The …

121 Thrive Deeper: Acts 1 - 2

May 13th, 2021


Hold on to your hats! We jump ahead from the time of Moses to the birth of the Church in book of Acts. We cover the first two chapters of Acts The …

120 Thrive Deeper: Deuteronomy 18 - 34

April 29th, 2021


The first five books of the Old Testament are also called:

  • The books of Moses
  • The Pentateuch
  • TheTorah
  • The Law

and today we finish the books of Moses!

119 Thrive Deeper: Deuteronomy 1 - 17

April 15th, 2021


Deuteronomy! The final stage of the life of Moses. The final part of the "TORAH" or the "Pentateuch". We have been loving LISTENING to the AUDIO version of this book: Matthew recommends The Complete NIV Audio Bible: …

118 Thrive Deeper: Numbers 16 - 36

April 1st, 2021


On this fortnights episode Matthew and DJ hurtle through the final 20 or so chapters of Numbers!

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117 Thrive Deeper: Numbers 1 - 15

March 18th, 2021


The book of Numbers! The 4th book of Moses' 5 books. As per usual, we appreciate the work of The Bible Project and their video overview:

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116 Thrive Deeper: Leviticus 17 - 27

March 4th, 2021


Mark your calendar: Friday March 26th {probably in the middle of the day} Matthew and DJ will be doing a LIVE Q and A with everyone who is a current SUPPORTER of Thrive. Please consider becoming a financial supporter …

115 Thrive Deeper: Leviticus 9 - 16

February 18th, 2021


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114 Thrive Deeper: Leviticus 1 - 9

February 4th, 2021


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We begin a three episode run on Leviticus - the central book in the first five …

113 Thrive Deeper: Luke 19 - 24

January 21st, 2021


HANG ON TO YOUR SEATS! This episode covers the final SIX chapters of the Gospel of Luke, and Matthew and DJ deliver a longer than usual episode as they wrap it all up. Our home online - Please …

112 Thrive Deeper: Luke 15 - 18

January 7th, 2021


The Gospel of Luke - Chapters 15 to 18 cover:

  • The Parable of the Lost Sheep
  • The Parable of the Lost Coin
  • The Parable of the Lost Son
  • The Parable of …

111 Thrive Deeper: Luke 12 - 14

December 24th, 2020


Merry Christmas and Season Greetings! For this our final episode for 2020 Matthew and DJ Paine cover Jesus' public ministry in Luke chapters 12 to 14.

Sons of Korah {the band of Matthew Jacoby} has an …

110 Thrive Deeper: Luke 7 - 11

December 10th, 2020


This fortnight Matthew Jacoby and DJ Paine fly through five dense chpaters of the gospel of Luke. Luke Chapter 7 The Faith of a Roman Officer. Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son. Jesus and John the Baptist. Jesus Anointed by a …

109 Thrive Deeper: Luke 3 - 6

November 26th, 2020


The Gospel of LUKE - this is the second episode that our guides Matthew Jacoby and DJ Paine are taking us through this amazing book. This week we …

108 Thrive Deeper: Luke 1 - 2

November 12th, 2020


The Gospel of LUKE - the only Gospel written by a Gentile.... If you were to judge book length based on the number of chapters, you'd walk away thinking that Matthew and Acts are longer than Luke. After all, they both …

107 Thrive Deeper: Song Of Songs

October 29th, 2020


The Song of Songs - otherwise known as the Song of Solomon. The Bible Project's Overview: Song of Songs

The history and …

106 Thrive Deeper: Ecclesiastes Part 2

October 15th, 2020


Matthew and DJ conclude their look into the book of Ecclesiastes - will they find meaning and purpose in the middle of the smoke and vapour?

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105 Thrive Deeper: Ecclesiastes Part 1

October 1st, 2020


Ready for a really personal episode of your favourite Bible podcast? Because as Matthew and DJ get into the book of Ecclesiastes some very "existential" thoughts and feelings bubble up.... which is pretty much exactly …

104 Thrive Deeper: Job Part 3

September 17th, 2020


Our third and final part {for now} of a three part series on the book of JOB.

We recieved such a great "question" from a wonderful listener Meg that …

102 Thrive Deeper: Job Part 1

August 20th, 2020


Our 1st part of a three part series on the book of JOB.

A lot of people have BIG questions about the book of Job! - if you have any questions please ask them here!

Our very own DJ has prepared a simple Book of Job …

101 Thrive Deeper: Revelation 21 - 22

August 6th, 2020


On this episode DJ and Matt finish the Bible! ....well sort of! Our intrepid readers finish the last two chapters of Revelation, the last book in the Bible.

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100 Thrive Deeper: Revelation 19 - 20

July 23rd, 2020


EPISODE 100! We started this podcast on July 9th 2018... two years later and 100 episodes in, we decided to celebrate this milestone with a "LIVE …

099 Thrive Deeper: Revelation 14 - 18

July 9th, 2020


Episode 99! There were THREE major hurdles that our two podcasters had to leap over on this episode: Could they get through FIVE - 5! chapters of the …

097 Thrive Deeper: Revelation 6 - 9

June 11th, 2020


We dive deeper into the book of Revelation! HOLD ON BECAUSE THIS IS A WILD RIDE! Chapters 6 to 9 The Lamb Breaks the First Six Seals. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. God’s People Will Be Preserved. Praise from the …

096 Thrive Deeper: Revelation 3 - 5

May 29th, 2020


Revelation chapters 3 to 5. The Seven letters to the churches. The Message to the Church in Laodicea. Worship in Heaven. The Lamb Opens the Scroll.

095 Thrive Deeper: Revelation 1 - 2

May 14th, 2020


Are you ready for the book of "THE REVELATION OF JESUS"?

on episode 95 we go back to 95AD and the apostle John!

094 Thrive Deeper: Exodus 31 - 40

April 30th, 2020


We finish the book of Exodus. Introduced to Joshua. Moses and Aaron and the Golden calf.

093 Thrive Deeper: Exodus 21 - 30 Law

April 16th, 2020


On this episode Matthew and DJ answer YOUR questions. You can ask them here:

And they cover Moral Law and Civil Law in the last half of the book of Exodus.

092 Thrive Deeper: Exodus 20

April 2nd, 2020


Exodus 20 The Ten Commandments

And God spoke all these words:

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before me.

4 “You shall not make for …

091 Thrive Deeper: Exodus 13 - 19

March 19th, 2020


Exodus chapter 13 to chapter 19

Dedication of the Firstborn The Egyptians Pursue Israel Escape through the Red Sea The FIRST recorded song in the Bible: A Song of Deliverance Bitter Water at Marah Manna and Quail from …

090 Thrive Deeper: Exodus 7 - 12

March 5th, 2020


The 10 Plagues of Egypt & The Passover

  1. Water to Blood: Ex. 7:14–24

  2. Frogs: Ex. 7:25–8:15

  3. Lice …

089 Thrive Deeper: Exodus 4 - 7

February 20th, 2020


Exodus 4 - 7 Moses Returns to Egypt Moses and Aaron Speak to Pharaoh Making Bricks without Straw The LORD's Promises of Deliverance Aaron’s Staff Becomes a Serpent

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088 Thrive Deeper: Exodus 1 - 3

February 6th, 2020


We begin EXODUS! Here is the Bible Project's great video on the beginning of Exodus:

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087 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 48 - 50

January 30th, 2020


All good things must come to an end... and this week Thrive: Deeper finishes the book of Genesis. Matthew and DJ cover the last three chapters:

Genesis 48 Jacob Blesses Manasseh and Ephraim

Genesis 49 Jacob’s Last Words …

086 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 42 - 47

January 23rd, 2020


Grab the tissues! This one is an emotional roller coaster!

Genesis 42 Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt

Genesis 43 The Brothers Return to Egypt A Feast …

085 Thrive Deeper: Questions & Genesis 41

January 16th, 2020


We try to cover some of your Genesis questions this week!

From Jack S: ...regarding Jacob and whom he shall marry... he cannot marry the Canaanite …

084 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 35 - 40

January 9th, 2020


A brand new year and a brand new recording set up!

We continue through Genesis and we are introduced to JOSEPH.

Genesis 35: Jacob’s Return to Bethel The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac

Genesis 36: Descendants of Esau & …

083 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 32 - 34

January 2nd, 2020


Happy New Year! 2020! Matthew and DJ continue through Genesis this week covering chapters 32 to 34.

Genesis 32: Jacob Sends Gifts to Esau Jacob Wrestles with God

Genesis 33: Jacob and Esau Make Peace

Genesis 34: Revenge …

082 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 28 - 31

December 26th, 2019


Matthew and DJ finish up 2019 by looking at Genesis 28 to 31. The boys start off the show by looking at end of year / new year traditions and then move seemlessly into the lives of Jacob and his family.

081 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 23 - 27

December 19th, 2019


This week, Matthew and DJ trek through Genesis chapters 23 to 27!

Genesis 23 The Burial of Sarah

Genesis 24 A Wife for Isaac

Genesis 25 The Death of Abraham The Birth of Esau and Jacob

Genesis 26 Isaac Deceives …

080 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 18 - 22

December 12th, 2019


This week, Matthew and DJ absolutely fly through Genesis chapters 18 to 22. GENESIS 18 THE VISITORS Son Is Promised to Sarah Abraham Intercedes for …

079 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 16 - 17 + Questions

December 6th, 2019


Questions: from the thriving facebook group:

Kellyanne C. "Catching up on podcasts from a few weeks back. Matt’s sermons on Genesis say we are created in God’s image and …

078 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 9 - 15

November 29th, 2019


Genesis 9 right through to Genesis 15.

From after the flood to the tower of Babel to the introduction of God's covenant with Abram and Sarai.

With a special mention of Melchizedek.

077 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 4 - 8

November 21st, 2019


This week Matthew and DJ head from Cain and Able to Noah and the Ark.

076 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 2 - 3

November 14th, 2019


This week, Matthew Jacoby and DJ Paine head into Genesis chapters two and three.

The themes of Order and Chaos keep re-occuring.

Matthew is back from Europe and talked about his highlight of Sacred Convent of St. …

075 Thrive Deeper: Genesis 1

November 7th, 2019


Matthew Jacoby is BACK after his European trip and we jump back behind the microphones and get into GENESIS!


074 Thrive Deeper: Jude

October 31st, 2019

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073 Thrive Deeper: 2nd and 3rd John

October 25th, 2019


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072 Thrive Deeper: 1st John

October 17th, 2019


Thrive: Deeper on 1st John.

DJ talks about his upcoming trip to the SPARC conference.

The Bible Project's overview video on the letters of John, which breaks down the literary design of the …

071 Thrive Deeper: 2nd Peter

October 10th, 2019


Our two intrepid explorers dive into 2nd Peter. The show ends very differently as DJ talks about a song that he loves.... {with lyrics from Peter} Chalie Peacock The song DJ quotes is "Dear Friend" from 1989's The …

070 Thrive Deeper: 1st Peter 3 - 5

October 4th, 2019


Matthew and DJ kick off the episode by talking about some of Matt's favourite international films: The Russian Andrey Zvyagintsev The Austrian Michael Haneke The French Dardenne Brothers. While DJ yet again filters the …

069 Thrive Deeper: 1st Peter 1 - 2

September 26th, 2019


The book of 1st Peter - Chapters 1 and 2. As always we love the Bible Project's overview:

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068 Thrive Deeper: James 4 - 5

September 19th, 2019


On this week's packed episode we cover the final two chapters of James - one of the most beautiful books in the new testament. But to kick things off …

067 Thrive Deeper: James 3 - 4

September 13th, 2019


At the top of the show DJ talks about the christian actress Shari Rigby - an amazing lady.

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066 Thrive Deeper: James 1 - 2

September 6th, 2019


Matthew and DJ get into the new testament book from Jesus' own half brother James it is about belief & doubt, Listening & doing Faith & favouritiusm

064 Thrive Deeper: Hebrews 10 - 11

August 22nd, 2019


Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All. A Call to Persevere. Great Examples of Faith.

063 Thrive Deeper: Hebrews 5 - 9

August 16th, 2019


Herbrews Chapters 5 to 9. See Genesis 14: Melchizedek Blesses Abram 17 After Abram returned from his victory over Kedorlaomer and all his allies, the king of Sodom went out to meet him in the valley of Shaveh (that is, …

061 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 27 - 28

August 2nd, 2019


Matthew recommends the book "Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity." by Mark A. Noll. Book. Audiobook.

Matthew and DJ go …

060 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 26

July 25th, 2019


DJ and Matt sit down and go through Matthew chapter 26: The Plot to Kill Jesus Jesus Anointed at Bethany Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus The Last Supper / PASSOVER Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

059 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 23 - 25

July 18th, 2019


Matthew Jacoby and DJ Paine move through the Gospel of Matthew. Come and discuss this episode with other listeners over st

058 Thrive Deeper_ Matthew 20 - 22

July 11th, 2019


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057 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 18 - 19

July 4th, 2019


This week on this .... very.... special... episode..... Matthew Jacoby and DJ Paine make their way through the gospel of Matthew chapters 18 and 19. Some hard teaching from Jesus here!

If you have been a part of the …

055 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 14

June 20th, 2019


We begin the episode with a behind the scenes look at the new Deeper Places video series coming very soon!

Then into Matthew chapter 14 where we see Jesus …

054 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 13

June 13th, 2019


After a heart felt apology from Matthew about DJ's Midnight Oil medley last week, our boys dive into Matthew chapter 13. Why did Jesus start using …

053 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 11 - 12

June 6th, 2019


Matthew and DJ cover the Gospel of Matthew chapters 11 & 12.

Matthew just loves the band Midnight Oil song snippet played" "US Forces" 1982 "Beds Are Burning" 1987 "Blue Sky Mining" 1990 "Power and the Passion" …

052 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 8 - 10

May 30th, 2019


Matthew and DJ get raw and honest in the exploration of faith and Jesus as they continue through the gospel of Matthew.

As this episode goes LIVE {end of May 2019} his band Sons Of Korah are playing concerts in NSW …

051 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 5 - 7 The Sermon On The Mount

May 23rd, 2019


Matthew and DJ hurtle through the highlights of Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7: looking at what this Kingdom of Heaven is all about...

'Blessed are the poor in spirit’. Our Lord Christ being to raise an high and stately …

050 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 3 - 4

May 16th, 2019


This week, [Matthew Jacoby], and [DJ Paine] go through chapters 3 and some of 4 of the Gospel of Matthew.

049 Thrive Deeper: Matthew 1 - 2

May 9th, 2019


This week, [Matthew Jacoby], and [DJ Paine] cover the first couple of chapters of the Gospel of Matthew.

048 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Spiritual Discipline

May 2nd, 2019


This week as Matthew and DJ wrap up the Proverbs topics, they get into the concept of Spiritual Disciplines.... there are lots of various lists and descriptions online and in books - here is a loose list that DJ found:

047 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Self Discipline

April 25th, 2019


Self discipline! Is it related at all to "Self Control" as a fruit of the Spirit?

046 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Discipline

April 18th, 2019


Matthew and DJ start the episode talking about music.

Matthew is loving the endless catalogue of ECM Records.

DJ is thrilled with the new Kings …

045 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Conflict

April 11th, 2019


We mention The Christian Calendar -

Personal Conflicts.

Bonus discusion: "Christians Like Us" SBS TV …

044 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs The Grey Areas

April 4th, 2019


Proverbs and the "GREY AREAS" of christian living.

one man's liberty is another man's stumbling block.

Matthew and DJ mention these "arty" film makers:

Michael Haneke

Lars von Trier

Andrey Zvyagintsev

043 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Decisions & Responsibility

March 28th, 2019


On their 43rd episode Matthew and DJ get very conversational about the Proverbs and the Bible's concepts about making decisions and taking responsibility for them.

But first- is DJ bragging on himself on how he surpised …

042 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Guidance

March 21st, 2019


Guidance in Proverbs.

Matt and DJ start by talking about a movie they saw: Capernaum

040 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Work & Questions

March 7th, 2019


Work in the book of PROVERBS.

Plus your questions.

039 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Work & Money

February 28th, 2019


Matthew and DJ start by talking about new work brewing for Matt's band Sons Of Korah

Then they look at the questions: "There’s a lot of ‘my child’ / …

038 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Sexuality

February 21st, 2019


This week's podcast is probably one not suitable for the younger kids because as we head into Proverbs, the first few chapters dive right into Sex, Sexuality and right relationships. So Matthew overlays these truths …

037 Thrive Deeper: Proverbs Introduction

February 14th, 2019


An Introduction to the book of PROVERBS.

**NOTE - DJ makes a mistake right at the beginning and introduces this episode as "episode 36" - Sorry! He meant to say Episode 37. Thanks and sorry for any confusion.

What is …

036 Thrive Deeper: Intertestamental Period Pt 2

February 7th, 2019


Part Two of our look at the history in the "Intertestamental Period"

Galatians 4:4-5 (ESV)

"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth …

035 Thrive Deeper: Intertestamental Period Pt 1

January 31st, 2019


Your Questions and then the trek into the period between the Old and New Testaments.

034 Thrive Deeper: Malachi

January 24th, 2019


Malachi. The last words written to the Jewish people before Jesus was born.

030 Thrive Deeper: Nehemiah 1 - 2

December 30th, 2018


Matthew Jacoby and DJ Paine conclude 2018 by wrapping up Ezra and beginning Nehemiah....

029 Thrive Deeper: Esther Questions + Ezra 7 - 10

December 23rd, 2018


Matthew and DJ have some follow up questions for Esther and then conclude the book of Ezra and his decrees of divorce!

028 Thrive Deeper: Esther 4 - 10

December 13th, 2018


Matthew and DJ race through the roller coaster ride that is the last half of the book of Esther.

027 Thrive Deeper: Esther 1 - 3

December 7th, 2018


Matthew and DJ chat about the season of Christmas before getting into the first few chapters of the book of Esther!

026 Thrive Deeper: Zechariah Questions and The Passion

December 1st, 2018


This week Matthew and DJ tackle some of your questions about the book of Zechariah. But before they dive into that, the dynamic duo jump into a discussion about the controversial "THE PASSION TRANSLATION" {TPT} of the …

025 Thrive Deeper: Zechariah 6 - 14

November 23rd, 2018


This week Matthew and DJ head through the rest of the book of Zechariah. Pull out that Bible and open it up to the book because you want to foillow …

024 Thrive Deeper: Haggai & Zechariah 1 - 5

November 15th, 2018


This week Matthew and DJ start out by candidly discussing how DJ has learnt how to speak the language of Matthew Jacoby....

and then pausing in the Ezra narrative to look at two prophets who were speakingh to the Jewish …

023 Thrive Deeper: Ezra 1 - 6

November 8th, 2018


Ezra 1 to 6.

Stay listening for some bonus, heartfelt "thinking out loud" about Halloween.

For those who want some bonus reading about Halloween, DJ found this article very interesting:

022 Thrive Deeper: Titus, Philemon and Ezra

November 5th, 2018


Bonus! Covering off Titus and Philemon in the last edition. And starting the new edition with an overview of Ezra.

021 Thrive Deeper: 1 and 2 Timothy

October 29th, 2018


Matthew and DJ follow up on last episode with this question: "What about a woman who God has given the gift of teaching? Should she just ignore this …

020 Thrive Deeper: 1 Timothy 2

October 26th, 2018


Matthew and DJ present this special episode dedicated to these 8 verses in 1Timothy Chapter 2:

"8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, …

019 Thrive Deeper: 1 Timothy Introduction

October 24th, 2018


Finally Matt and DJ are back in the studio!


  1. During the Thessalonians discussion Matt mentioned how the book was one of Paul early …

018 Thrive Deeper: 2 Thessalonians

October 4th, 2018


Matthew and DJ get a wonderful piece of feedback from a Sydney based listener: Marcello "Oakbridge" Encina has subtitled the show "The theological …

017 Thrive Deeper: 1 Thessalonians

September 28th, 2018


Matthew and DJ have a question from avid listener Corey Sleap. It is basically about the definition of the word "Evangelical" in light of different …

016 Thrive Deeper: Colossians 3 - 4

September 21st, 2018


Matthew and DJ wrap up the book of Colossians.

They talked about the false teachers and false teaching that was circling the church back then {and …

015 Thrive Deeper: Colossians 1 - 2

September 13th, 2018


Dr Matt Jacoby and his old side kick DJ Paine dive right onto the book of Colossians. After a quick introduction the two make their way through the …

014 Thrive Deeper: Apostles and Philippians 3 - 4

September 6th, 2018


This week there a multiple people who were still not exactly clear about the role of the Apostle that was brought up in the book of Ephesians a few …

013 Thrive Deeper: Philippians 1 - 2

August 30th, 2018


This week Matthew Jacoby and DJ get started into the book of Philippians. They cover the historical birth of the church as seen in Acts along with …

012 Thrive Deeper: Ephesians 4 - 6

August 26th, 2018


Matthew and DJ get into the final part of Ephesians. They kick off the episode with a listener question! They need your questions! Submit them today at They then head to the world of submitting …

011 Thrive Deeper: Ephesians 4 - 5

August 23rd, 2018


Matthew and DJ get into the second half of the Book of Ephesians where the rubber really hits the road. They get into: the two halves of the book. why God has called us to a community. the beauty and thhe issues of "one …

010 Thrive Deeper: Ephesians 1 - 3

August 17th, 2018


This week DJ Paine and Dr Matthew Jacoby catch up over the incredible letter to the Ephesians. They look at: the background of the area as told to us …

009 Thrive Deeper: Obadiah and Ephesians 1

July 31st, 2018


This week Matthew and DJ finish off the last edition of Thrive with a brief look at the book of Obadiah. A succint and interesting read about the traditions and stories around this prophet can actually be found on …

008 Thrive Deeper: Daniel 7 - 12

July 31st, 2018


This week on episode 8 of Thrive: Deeper Matthew and DJ cover the second half of the book of Daniel. The languages and style change half way through then book. The focus being on the incredible Chapter 9; the first half …

Thrive Deeper 003: Ezekiel 11 - 32

July 18th, 2018


In this, our their episode on Ezekiel we go deep on the themes of forgiveness and restoration.

Thrive Deeper 002: Ezekiel 5 - 10

July 9th, 2018


This is the second epsiode of THRIVE DEEPER! Your host DJ Paine and Matthew Jacoby cover Ezekiel and his visions.

We mention the amazing resource that The Bible Project is:

and their …

Thrive Deeper 001: Ezekiel 1-5

July 9th, 2018


This is the very first epsiode of THRIVE DEEPER! Your host DJ Paine and Matthew Jacoby cover Ezekiel Part 1

Thrive Deeper - A Note

December 6th, 2021


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