Episode 125 – Spiritual First Responders Tackle Obstacles as a Team!



Welcome to another edition of the Transformed podcast.

We wrap up our series entitled, Where Is God Taking Us? today. God is launching the men and women of Pacific Baptist Church into their neighborhoods as care givers – Spiritual First Responders who actually care for the well being of the people who live around them – so that they might be the first person their neighbors come to for help of any kind!

In today’s episode, Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor of Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California, shows us that Spiritual First Responders understand the dangers of working alone and the benefits of working with others. Since they are the first to respond they use technology to assemble their small group team rapidly and beneficially to meet the need of the moment.

As you open your Bible to Acts 2, it is our hope and prayer that you, too, will be encouraged to live out the second commandment: “To love your neighbor AS yourself.”



Men and women across the auditorium chose to stand publicly and say that they were willing to accept God’s vision and mission to become a Spiritual First Responder so that they could demonstrate their love for their neighbors, just as they love themselves … by being willing to “join a small group” this fall so they can possess great spiritual strength and fulfill the mission of Jesus.

If you have accepted God’s vision and mission to become a Spiritual First Responder, would you take the next steps in growing your love for your neighbor by getting into a small group of believers and digging into the Bible through group study?

To help you live out this message, you can take advantage of the thought of this message by ordering a copy of Pastor Matt’s book, Growing Missional Leaders.

Growing Missional Leaders is a practical, passionate, Biblical mentoring journey for individuals, small groups, leadership teams and congregations who desire to win their world for Christ. You can order a copy of Growing Missional Leaders from Amazon by clicking the link on the side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.

And now, until next time, we are praying that you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!

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